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Jerold Schneider featured on IPWatchdog.com discussing Design Patent Infringement

Jerold Schneider featured on IPWatchdog.com discussing Design Patent Infringement

Schneider Rothman partner and patent guru Jerold I. Schneider was recently featured on Gene Quinn’s well read blog IPWatchdog.com discussing design patent infringement.  In his article, Jerry discusses why design patents have the potential to create value for patentees since the Federal Circuit simplified the standard for proving infringement on the ornamental features of a product

Class Action Lawsuits and Dietary Supplements: Not Always a Fit?

I have an article published in this month’s Nutritional Outlook that discusses our recent big win for energy drink maker Celsius in a class action filed against it in California state court. My article discusses class actions challenging advertising and labeling claims for dietary supplements and food products in which companies are accused of making

Irwin Naturals Announces California Settlement of Investigation into Mislabeling and False Advertising

Below is a press release issued by Irwin Naturals about its settlement of an investigation into its mislabeling and falsely advertising some of its products under California Law: Irwin Naturals, one of the nation’s leading suppliers of natural dietary and herbal supplements, announces that it has reached a settlement with a California task force that

Lawsuits over Facebook’s Beacon app complicate possible settlements

In what has been developing into a cautionary tale of when good apps go bad, potential class-action settlements in California and Texas surrounding Facebook’s Beacon ad program may substantially affect one another. The outcomes in California and Texas jurisdictions will also play a role in other cases involving Beacon, Blockbuster, and Facebook.

Three Significant Supplement 1st Amendment Suits filed versus FDA – Part II

This is Part II of the Post that began here in which we discuss the three important suits filed this summer by supplement lawyer Jonathan Emord challenging FDA administrative action on first amendment grounds. The cGMP Challenge – FDA Overreaching? The FDA supplement cGMP regulations were anticipated from the time that DSHEA was passed in

Three Significant Supplement 1st Amendment Suits filed versus FDA – Part I

Supplement lawyer Jonathan Emord has filed three important suits this summer challenging FDA administrative action on first amendment grounds.  The suits were all filed on behalf of long-time Emord clients Durk Pearson, Sandy Shaw, the Alliance for Natural Health, and the Coalition to End FDA and FTC Censorship. The complaints in all three cases were

MLM Supplement Marketer Advocare Hit With $1.9M Jury Award

A Dallas jury awarded Advocare MLM franchisees Bruce and Teresa Badgett of Arlington, Texas $1.9 million after finding that the company violated the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act by canceling agreements with distributors . According to attorney Ted Anderson of Kilgore & Kilgore, trial counsel for the Badgett family, the Badgetts were active and profitable

Nature’s Sunshine fined by SEC for Brazilian bribery

While no one admitted any wrong, two former officers of Nature’s Sunshine Products Inc. and the company have agreed to pay a total of $650,000 in civil penalties in connection with a Securities & Exchange Commission investigation of NSP’s Brazilian subsidiary. The Utah-based maker of nutritional supplements still faces a class-action lawsuit regarding the filing