Etsy spat lands in federal court

Cookeville couple contend competitor is cooking up copyright claims
Nov 25, 2015 1:22 PM
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Nelson Mullins brings on former Commerce and Insurance chief counsel

Attorney spent more than eight years at state department
Nov 24, 2015 2:56 PM
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Cumberland wins patent case, brings in promotion of ulcer treatment

Catching up on two recent news items from West End-based Cumberland Pharmaceuticals:

First, the company said an Illinois judge has ruled in its favor in a patent case related to its Acetadote product. Industry giant Mylan Labs and other companies had challenged Cumberland’s patent to a new formulation of Acetadote but the court granted the local company its patent through the summer of 2025 and issued a permanent injunction preventing other firms from marketing a generic version of Acetadote until then.

Separately, Cumberland executives have ended their relationship with Pernix Therapeutics, which had been handling parts of the supply chain, sales and promotion of Cumberland’s Omeclamox-Pak treatment for H. pylori infections and other ulcer diseases. Instead, Cumberland will now work with Gastro-Entero Logic — which helped develop Omeclamox-Pak and get regulatory approval for the treatment — and bring the drug’s promotion work in house.

Nov 24, 2015 2:45 PM

Local drumming community legend files patent protection suits

McAfee says four companies infringing on his Drumometer device
Nov 23, 2015 7:00 AM

Griffin sued for breach by Minnesota company

Company alleges Nashville tech accessories concern illegally broke contract
Nov 18, 2015 7:14 AM

Patterson adds patent attorney/engineer

Former Fish & Richardson principal joins as of counsel
Nov 17, 2015 6:54 AM

'Medical judgment is being subsidized for profit margin'

U.S. Attorney David Rivera on combating 'increasingly creative' fraud
Nov 15, 2015 12:05 PM

Ortale Kelley adds two associates

Ortale, Kelley, Herbert & Crawford announced today it has added Rachel C. Hogan and Kobina P. Ankumah as associates.

According to a release, Hogan’s practice will focus on civil litigation, insurance defense and coverage, and medical malpractice. Ankumah’s will focus his practice on commercial transactions, medical malpractice and insurance defense and coverage.

Hogan received her Juris Doctor degree from Belmont University School of Law where she graduated cum laude and was a member of the Belmont Law Review and the BU Board of Advocates. Hogan also participated in Belmont’s Mock Trial program, where here team placed in the top 10 in a national competition.

In addition, Hogan is a 2012 graduate of Lipscomb University, having received a B.A. degree in journalism, summa cum laude.

Ankumah received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Alabama School of Law, where he served as the ombudsman for the university’s honor council. He also served as a senior editor for the Journal of the Legal Profession, and was a recipient of the Arthur Davis Shores Scholarship.

In addition, Ankumah is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, having received a B.A. degree in public policy studies.

“We believe that both Rachel and Kobina possess the skills to provide exceptional legal services for our clients and that they will be a valuable addition to the Nashville legal community as a whole,” Richard Sebastian, the firm’s managing partner, said in the release. “The firm looks forward to working with our new associates and developing them into outstanding attorneys.”

With the addition of Ankumah and Hogan, Ortale Kelley now has 24 attorneys in its downtown Nashville office.

Nov 12, 2015 10:16 AM

Stites adds three to real estate/banking group

Sports Authority board member among those making move
Nov 11, 2015 1:11 PM

Waller adds two to compliance team

Vanderbilt counsel, U.S. Attorney rejoining law firm
Nov 10, 2015 2:28 PM