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Barton LLP Welcomes New Partner Mark Berube

Posted in News on May 12, 2015 by Barton LLP

Mark A. Berube has joined the firm as a partner in Barton’s litigation department. Mark has extensive experience in complex commercial litigation including securities regulation, insurance, antitrust, bankruptcy, and employment litigation. Mark also has an established practice in white collar criminal defense and regulatory investigations. He has defended clients in proceedings against the Department of …

Complete the Cyber Risk Insurance Application and Read the Policy Very Carefully: Carrier Seeks to Disclaim Based on Application and Policy Terms

It’s a maxim of insurance litigation: As day follows night, coverage litigation must follow expansion of coverage, as we had discussed in this space recently. One carrier has now sought a declaratory judgment based on the insured’s allegedly inaccurate responses in its application for insurance. Columbia Casualty, a cyber risk insurer, commenced an action in …

Supreme Court Rules Out Good Faith Patent Infringement Defense

In a ground-breaking opinion issued on May 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court held that a good faith belief of patent invalidity is not a defense to a claim of induced patent infringement.  The Court emphasized that the issues of infringement and validity should be litigated on separate tracks pursuant to differing evidentiary standards, and …

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