July 2012 archive

Federal Circuit Approves Evidence of Both Settlements And Related Negotiations In Reasonable Royalty Damages

Patent law (35 U.S.C. § 284) allows for lost profits in patent infringement cases, but requires damages of at least a reasonable royalty even if lost profits cannot be substantiated. The determination of a reasonable royalty is most often done through a hypothetical negotiation which attempts to ascertain the royalty upon which the parties would …

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Will the IRS finally get serious about its whistleblower program?

A June 20, 2012 memorandum from Steven Miller, IRS deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement, acknowledges that the IS has done a poor job with it whistleblower program, and seeks to establish a new standard of much better responsiveness. This article describes the program that was signed into law at the end of 2006. Miller’s …

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