SunEarth Inc. v SunEarth Solar, et.al.: Easier to Shift Fees in 9th Circuit Trademark Cases

October 24, 2016.  In the matter of SunEarth, Inc. v. SunEarth Solar, the 9th Circuit has made less stringent the standard to shift fees to an adversary.  In the past, appellate courts across the country reviewed fee award standards under the "exceptional" standard, which normally required really bad conduct in litigation or…

Buche Trial Team Secures Victory in Trade Secret & Copyright Case

[caption id="attachment_47" align="alignnone" width="225"] John Buche & Greg Ryn[/caption] [caption id="attachment_54" align="alignnone" width="225"] John Buche and President of Pelican Worldwide, Inc., Garth Belue[/caption] Houston, Texas.  On January 28, 2014, the Buche & Associates trial team secured a defense verdict in a trade secret and copyright infringement case in the matter…