Category Archives: Litigation

Federal Pro Bono Programs in Colorado

“Federal Pro Bono Programs in Colorado,” written by Thomas P. Howard LLC’s James Juo, has been published in the June 2022 issue of Colorado Lawyer. The article discusses the District of Colorado’s pro bono programs. “It is incumbent on those who can to aid those who need,” says Thomas P. Howard LLC’s Kammie Cuneo, who […]

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Consulting Agreements and Patent Rights

When founders leave their company, they often remain involved as consultants to ensure a smooth transition for the business. These consulting agreements also often include a patent assignment provision where any inventions developed during the consulting period are to be disclosed and assigned to the company. The Eighth Circuit’s decision in Sleep Number Corp. v. […]

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Deposing Opposing Counsel

Courts are reluctant to allow a deposition of opposing counsel where such questioning under oath could reveal attorney-client privileged information, attorney work product, or litigation strategy of the lawsuit, even though “the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure do not specifically prohibit the taking of opposing counsel’s deposition.” Shelton v. Am. Motors Corp., 805 F.2d 1323, […]

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Appealing Partial Summary Judgment Under Rule 54(b)

Typically, a district court decision is appealable only if there has been a “final decision” on all claims in the case. 28 U.S.C. §1291. For example, a summary judgment of all claims in the case is appealable, but a partial summary judgment of only some of those claims typically is not appealable while the rest […]

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