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The District of Delaware Holds Patent Description for Bacon Product Indefinite

An indefinite patent description will pass muster when pigs fly.  In HIP, Inc. v. Hormel Foods Corporation et al., C.A. 18-615-CFC (D. Del. June 24, 2019), the United States District Court for the District of Delaware held that a patent failed to meet the requirement of 35 U.S.C. § 112 that a patent’s description must not be indefinite.  As a result, the Court held that U.S. Patent Number 9,510,610 (the “#610 patent”) was invalid.

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Connolly Gallagher Adds New Associate

Connolly Gallagher LLP added attorney Stephanie Smiertka Riley to its commercial and intellectual property litigation practice as an associate. Her complex commercial litigation experience extends to both plaintiffs and defendants in business disputes, consumer protection claims, and pharmaceutical and medical device multi-district litigations.

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Connolly Gallagher attorneys attend “DEAL” signing ceremony

Connolly Gallagher LLP attorneys Timothy Holly, Matthew Boyer and Lauren DeLuca attended the signing ceremony to mark the adoption of their proposed amendment to the Delaware Equal Accommodations Law to add anti-retaliation protections, with Delaware Governor John Carney and Senator Anthony Delcollo.

Also, Tim Holly contributes his employment law insight to the Delaware Business Times regarding Delaware’s anti-retaliation provision.  “The Delaware Equal Accommodations Law (“DEAL”),  in part, prohibits people from refusing, withholding from, or denying others accommodations, facilities, advantages, or privileges of a place of public accommodation, based on protected characteristics of race, marital status, creed, color, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.”

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2019 Amendments to Delaware’s General Corporation Law and Alternative Entity Statutes

In its last session, the Delaware legislature passed a number of amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law (the “DGCL”), the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act (the “DLLCA”), the Delaware Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act (“DRULPA”) and the Delaware Revised Uniform Partnership Act (“DRUPA” and, together with the DLLCA and DRULPA, the “alternative entity statutes”).  Delaware Governor John Carney signed these bills into law.  The amendments become effective on August 1, 2019.

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District of Delaware Update

Last August, two new judges joined the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, Judge Colm F. Connolly and Judge Maryellen Noreika.  Judge Connolly filled the seat previously held by Judge Sue L. Robinson and Judge Noreika filled the seat previously held by Judge Gregory M. Sleet.  In recent months, both Judge Connolly and Judge Noreika have each adopted new procedures for dealing with case dispositive motions.

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Connolly Gallagher’s Managing Partner, Chip Connolly Appointed to The First State Fintech Lab Advisory Board

Connolly Gallagher’s Managing Partner, Chip Connolly Appointed to The First State Fintech Lab Advisory Board

Arthur G. (“Chip”) Connolly III was appointed to The First State Fintech Lab advisory board.  According to co-founder, John Collins, “In our Advisory Board we have assembled a diverse, world class group of leaders who see the potential Delaware has to be a financial technology leader. As the rewiring of traditional financial relationships takes place, we need to make sure that no one is left behind.”

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Connolly Gallagher attorney, Holly receives 2019 Del-Mar-Va Boy Scouts of America Award

Congratulations!

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Connolly Gallagher Elects Aaron Shapiro to Partner

Connolly Gallagher Elects Aaron Shapiro to Partner

Connolly Gallagher LLP is pleased to announce that Aaron M. Shapiro has been elected partner effective January 1, 2019. “Aaron previously served as the Labor Relations and Employment Practices Administrator for the state of Delaware and since joining the firm in 2017 he has worked hard to build a highly respected labor law offering that we proudly provide to our valued clients,” said Arthur G. (“Chip”) Connolly III, Managing Partner of the firm.

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Commercial Bankruptcy in the United States – Potential Impact on Litigation & Transactional Practices

Commercial bankruptcy in the United States is a tool to conduct and continue big business.  Because its effects reach into other practice areas, there are opportunities for non-bankruptcy members to provide value to their clients by calling on the expertise of ILN commercial bankruptcy practitioners.

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Connolly Gallagher is Proud to Welcome Brandon R. Harper

Connolly Gallagher is pleased to welcome Brandon R. Harper to the firm. As an Associate, Brandon joins the firm’s Delaware Business, Commercial and Corporate Litigation group.

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