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Samsung aims to get a new trial against Apple patent infringement

No doubt anyone in Colorado or elsewhere has heard about the numerous patent infringement lawsuits currently being litigated around the globe. Just recently, Samsung was handed more than a $1 billion defeat in the patent infringement case against Apple and now it wants a new trial because the jury foreman did not disclose some rather interesting litigation he was involved in back in 1993. The jury foreman was sued by his former employer, Seagate, after he filed for bankruptcy. Samsung has a strategic relationship with Seagate and because of that substantial connection the jury foreman may have been biased in the case, claims Samsung.

Contract negotiations and the NFL referee lockout

There is no doubt that a number of our readers are Denver Broncos fans or fans of the NFL in general so we thought it might interesting to highlight the ongoing contract dispute between the National Football League and the referee's union. The NFL is big business to be sure with $9 billion in annual revenue. The fallout of the failed contract negotiations thus far has been a real sore spot for fans and the league's reputation in general. Many pundits and columnists are calling for the head of the NFL, Roger Goodell to resign from his post in light of the debacle that this week's NFL games have entailed.

"Modern Family" cast resolves contract dispute

The cast of the highly popular award-winning sitcom "Modern Family" have reached an agreement with the show's production company, 20th Century Fox, according to a spokesperson for the series. The show's adult cast has some great ammunition in their negotiation arsenal, including having been recently nominated for 14 Emmy Awards, the most of any situational comedy. In the past two years, the show has won Emmy Awards for outstanding Comedy Series and several of the cast members have won individual Emmy Awards for their acting on the comedy series.

Colorado lawsuit highlights professional sports agents business

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes when players are signed or traded and what and how their agents get paid? A Colorado business litigation suit involving a few sports agencies and agents offers a glimpse into the complex world of the business of representing professional athletes in their employment contracts with various professional football teams, including the Denver Broncos.

Boeing named in lawsuit over theft of proprietary data

In what might be a "David vs. Goliath" case, Alabama Aircraft, which performed maintenance on the Boeing KC-135 planes for decades, is suing the world's largest manufacturer of commercial planes claiming Boeing stole its proprietary data. The complaint states that it was their proprietary data that helped the Boeing Company secure $1.3 billion in Air Force maintenance contracts for the KC-135 planes. Boeing Company has facilities in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Did Denver's Icon Burger settle 'Smashburger' trademark dispute?

In 2007, Denver-based Icon Burger began using the trade name "Smashburger" knowing the name belonged to a Kentucky company called Dairy Cheer. Since Dairy Cheer was only using the trademark name locally, there had been no issues with both companies using it. Until that is, Icon Burger wanted to expand operations into the Lexington, Kentucky market.

Tebowmania continues as Nike sues Rebook over new team apparel

Although Tim Tebow is no longer a Denver Broncos quarterback his name is still a hot commodity among apparel buyers, according to a new lawsuit filed by Nike Inc. Shortly after the quarterback was traded to the New York Jets, Nike replaced Reebok as the supplier of the National Football League team uniforms. The lawsuit claims that Reebok International Inc. used Tebow's name on New York Jets team apparel without licensing permission.

Colorado county government accused of discrimination

Many Colorado businesses are probably well-aware of the dangers of a sexual harassment or discrimination suit. Even when the allegations are completely unfounded, the reputation of a business can suffer, and a recovery could take years. Likewise, governments also face discrimination suits, particularly in their dealings with local residents.

Business transactions follow good business planning

Business transactions are the lifeblood of our economy, here in Colorado and all across our country. When an individual or company comes up with an idea that advances technology and offers multiple uses designed to save lives, we all pull up a chair to listen.

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