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Judge throws brake on investor class action vs operators of failed electric car maker Fisker Auto

Dan Churney Jul. 24, 2017, 7:14pm

A Chicago federal judge has put the brakes on a class action suit filed by investors, who alleged they were ripped off for hundreds of millions of dollars in a failed electric car venture, saying the investors were asleep at the switch because they launched their suit after the statute of limitations expired.

Wrigley Co. to vaping products maker: Stop using iconic candy, gum names to peddle e-cig liquids

Scott Holland Jul. 17, 2017, 6:00am

Where there’s smoke there’s fire, but where there’s Doublemint and Juicy Fruit, there’s supposed to be only chewing gum, according to a trademark infringement lawsuit from one of Chicago’s iconic candy makers against the makers of e-cigarette “vaping” products.

FTC issues study on 'patent assertion entities'; attorney says some PAEs are white-collar bandits

Tara Mapes Oct. 18, 2016, 12:28pm

Saying an imbalance has continued in litigation over patent rights, federal regulators have called for changes to level the legal playing field for businesses targeted with patent lawsuits.On Oct. 6, the Federal Trade Commission issued a study, titled "Patent Assertion Entity Activity: An FTC Study," taking a look at so-called patent assertion entities (PAEs), revealing information that confirms what many already knew concerning the activities of one type of PAE, that the FTC says perpetuates "n