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The patent troll debate

The national handwringing over the proliferation of so-called “patent trolls” is embodied in Boston, where two of the city’s most prominent and important economic drivers find themselves at odds over federal legislation designed to curtail abusive and frivolous intellectual property ...

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Bias suit cautionary tale for employers

A Massachusetts Superior Court jury handed his clients a resounding victory, but Eugene J. “Jay” Sullivan III sounds more exasperated than triumphant when he talks about the recent win. That’s because the defense verdict in Nansamba v. North Shore Medical ...

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Paradigm shift

Weil, Gotshal & Manges’ Boston office has seen more than 20 departures since last year, but no exit has been more prominent — in title, at least — than the recent defection of managing partner Joseph J. Basile. Basile left ...

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CrossFit to be tied

Discussions of throat-slitting ninjas aren’t commonplace in federal court, but such is the nature of a trademark infringement suit in U.S. District Court in Boston that has taken a number of bizarre turns. The case began ordinarily enough. The CrossFit ...

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