The Paley Rothman Blog

Paley Rothman shares this library of resources with clients and friends of the firm to help them stay ahead of legal and business developments and trends. Here, you will find helpful tips and tools written by our attorneys. The information in the blogs and articles is not a substitute for legal advice and should not be relied on as such. Should you have any questions or want legal advice, please contact the attorney who wrote the blog or article.

Corporate, Health Law

Gene Patent Protection Still A Work In Progress

The Supreme Court recently ruled that naturally-occurring human genes are “products of nature” that are not eligible to be patented. At the same time, however, the Court held that artificially-created DNA, so-called complementary DNA or cDNA, is patent-able, because it is not naturally occurring.

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Corporate, Litigation

Damages Waiver Clauses Often Problematic

Waivers of consequential damages in contractual agreements have become commonplace, yet these clauses often result in significant unintended consequences. Here is an example of a simple consequential damages waiver clause, the kind frequently found in the “miscellaneous” section of contracts:

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