Lawmakers in Massachusetts this week are considering a bill that would (hopefully) resolve some of the troubling issues that were raised in the Massachusetts federal court decision Massachusetts federal court decision in Awuah v. Coverall North America, Inc.
You are invited to attend a complimentary webinar on July 20, 2011, between 1:00 and 2:00 PM Pacific time.. The webinar, which is being co-hosted by Armstrong Teasdale and the Upside Group, focuses on the business and legal aspects of the franchise sales process.
In some states, selling medical marijuana has become big business. These businesses exist in a legal gray area: while they are permitted by applicable state law, they are still illegal on the federal level. Given this regulatory environment, can a medical marijuana business be franchised?
On May 31, 2011, the Supreme Court issued an opinion in that redefines what is necessary to establish a claim for inducement and clarifies the language of § 271(b). The ruling establishes a heightened standard that will undoubtedly make it more difficult to prove inducement in future patent infringement cases.