The Supreme Court revisited the issue of assignor
estoppel in Scott Paper Co.
The Supreme Court affirmed the DCA, concluding that, only in cases where the public was misled, a legal malpractice cause of action was appropriately assignable to an assignee for the benefit of creditors, as liquidator of the assignor
Punitive damages in excess of $200 billion ($300 million per assignor
and $50 billion for property damage and business interruption).
7,918,838 B2; Hi-ronao Minato, Kaiyo Nakajima and Naoko Takada, assignors
to Uni-Charm Corporation, Ehime, Japan
7,919,666 B2; Thomas dorzynski, assignors
to Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
7,354,646; Shunichi Himori, Kiichi Itoh, Yoshiaki Mori, Yasunari Sugyo and Taisuke Ishii, assignors
to Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Tokyo, Japan.
Disposable Absorbent Article With Enhanced Absorption Properties, No 8,017,827; Harald Hermann Hundorf, Bonn, Germany; Holger Beruda, Schwaibach, Germany; Horst Blessing, Cincinnati, OH; Peter Dziezok, Hochheim, Germany; Axel Krause, Erftstadt, Germany; Mattias Schmidt, Idstein, Germany; Lutz, Stelzig, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; Assignors
to Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, OH
7,927,323 B2; Satoshi Mizutani, Koichi Yamaki, Kanonji and Yuki Noda, assignors
to Uni-Charm Corporation, Kawanoe-shi, Japan.
7,402,722; Donna Hill, Thomas Ward Osborn and Catherine Davis, assignors
to The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH.
7,384,681; Kirkland Vogt and Jane Armstrong, assignors
to Milliken & Company, Spartanburg, SC.
7,351,478; Aiko Hanyu, Scott Cooper, Humble and Mark Miller, assignors
to Fina Technology, Inc.
7,175,918; Anil Saraf, Steven Schwartz, Edward Shawl, Michael Bridges and Venki Chandrashekar, assignors
to Equistar Chemicals, Houston, TX, and Lyondell Chemical Technology, Greenville, DE.
Polyolefin Compositions: No. 7,175,918; Anil Saraf, Steven Schwartz, Edward Shawl, Michael Bridges and Venki Chandrashekar, assignors to Equistar Chemicals, Houston, TX, and Lyondell Chemical Technology, Greenville, DE