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  1. Teva v. Sandoz (USSC) - Standard for Appellate Review of Claim Construction RulingsRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | JD Supra

    On Jan. 20, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision setting forth a new standard for appellate review of a district court's claim construction ruling. Teva Pharmas.

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  2. 6th Circuit botched contract law by favoring retiree benefits in ambiguous union pacts, SCOTUS saysRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | ABA Journal

    The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against retirees who argued their health benefits could not be cut after expiration of their collective bargaining agreement. Justice Clarence Thomas wrote the unanimous opinion finding that a federal appeals court was wrongly favoring retirees when interpreting ambiguous union contracts governing insurance benefits.

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  3. Supreme Court Changes Standard Of Review For Patent Claim Construction RulingsRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | JD Supra

    In Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc. , the Supreme Court revised the standard of review used by the Federal Circuit for nearly twenty years in reviewing claim construction rulings, replacing a de novo standard with a "clearly erroneous" standard.

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  4. MomentumNUCLEAR FOLLIESRead the original story

    Feb 6, 2010 | American Reporter

    ... Antonin Scalia and Samuel Alito were in the majority. Justices John Paul Stevens, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor were in the minority. In his 90-page dissent denouncing the decision, Stevens said that "while American ...

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  5. Five years after Citizens United ruling, big money reignsRead the original story

    Saturday | Los Angeles Times

    ... bribery, but drowning out the voices of the unmoneyed masses. "Where enough money calls the tune," Justice Stephen Breyer wrote in his McCutcheon dissent, "the general public will not be heard." This broader view matches Americans' traditional view ...

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  6. The gurney in the execution chamber at the OklahomaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | Palladium-Item

    ... subsequently found to be insufficient and flawed." The court's four liberal justices -- Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan -- voiced deep concern about the three-drug protocol in trying to block Warner's execution ...

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  7. Supreme Court to review lethal injections used in Oklahoma executionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | Christian Science Monitor

    ... court's refusal to issue a stay of execution. Three other members of the court, Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, and Elena Kagan joined the dissent. "Petitioners have committed horrific crimes, and should be punished," Justice Sotomayor ...

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  8. Supreme Court Agrees To Review Lethal InjectionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | Crooks and Liars

    ... that has caused some prisoners to writhe in pain. The court's four liberal justices -- Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan -- voiced deep concern about the three-drug protocol in trying to block Warner's execution ...

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  9. The Supreme Court should uphold current protections against housing discriminationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | The Washington Post

    HOW HARD should it be to fight discriminatory housing practices? A lot harder than it is now, the state of Texas argued before the Supreme Court on Wednesday . Many of the justices didn't appear to buy it - and they shouldn't.

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  10. Supreme Court to Review Okla. Execution DrugRead the original story

    Friday Jan 23 | Courthouse News Service

    ... studies" that suggest the drug does not fully shut off the brain, even in higher doses. Justices Elena Kagen, Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader-Ginsburg joined Sotomayor's dissent. Late Friday, the high court agreed to review Oklahoma's use of midazolam ...

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  11. Eight years after Baze, Supreme Court takes up another lethal injection challengeRead the original story

    Friday Jan 23 | Sentencing Law and Policy

    ... the past year," the challengers' brief says.... The court's four liberal justices -- Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan -- voiced deep concern about the three-drug protocol in their eight-page dissent last week. ...

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  12. Supreme Court Calls for Greater Deference to District Court Claim ConstructionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | JD Supra

    This week, in Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc. , the Supreme Court held that the Federal Circuit must apply a deferential "clear error" standard of review to any finding of fact underlying a district court's claim construction.

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  13. Patent Claim Construction Now Subject to Hybrid ReviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | JD Supra

    In a 72 decision penned by Justice Breyer, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned the de novo standard as the sole standard of review of issues arising in claim construction. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA v.

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  14. What's Next? Some Consequences of the Teva v. Sandoz DecisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | jdsupra.com

    It has escaped almost no one's notice that the Supreme Court has spent the past decade or so being much more involved in patent law than in preceding twenty years. Evident but perhaps less discussed is the change in the nature of how U.S. patent law is now developed as a result.

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  15. Could Teva Pharmaceuticals Ruling Benefit Patent 'Trolls'?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | FindLaw

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has frequently been criticized as a "rogue" court, and the Supreme Court has been reining it in of late. Earlier this week, the Supreme Court took the Federal Circuit down a notch again, in the long-watched case Teva Pharmaceuticals v.

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  16. In Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. And Hana Financial, Inc., The...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | JD Supra

    In Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. And Hana Financial, Inc., The Supreme Court Issues Two IP Decisions - One Deferring To Trial Court Factual Determinations In Claim Construction And The Other Requiring Jury Resolution Of The Existence Of Trademark Tacking This week, the Court rendered two IP opinions in Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc. , No.

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  17. Noah Feldman: Why judicial elections are idiotic and bad for lawRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | The Morning Call

    ... is correct. And the instinct to obey the authority figure isn't limited to the Supreme Court. Justice Stephen Breyer made the broader point drawing on his experience and that of his brother, a federal district judge in San Francisco: "It's a sort of ...

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  18. The National Labor Relations Board 2014 Year in Review - Overview of...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | JD Supra

    If the National Labor Relations Board seemed to be on the ropes in 2013, it certainly came out swinging in 2014. Last year , we reported that the Board faced a number of serious legal battles.

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  19. Scalia May Be Surprise Vote in Fair Housing Act CaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | News Max

    ... horribles that are painted don't seem to have happened, or at least we have survived them," asserted Justice Stephen Breyer in making the liberal case for upholding the use of disparate impact in housing cases. While the conservatives on the court ...

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  20. 2015 Promises to Be a Battleground Year for Ellis Act EvictionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | The Bold Italic

    As San Francisco neighborhoods continue to transform - in large part because of the tech boom - one instrument of that change faced increasingly successful opposition in 2014. I'm talking about the Ellis Act, the piece of state legislation passed in the 1980s that's intended to help landlords exit the rental market and use their property for some other purpose.

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