Does Res Judicata Apply To Settlement Agreements
The plaintiffs are also likely to find companies that have contractually committed to making their websites accessible as less attractive targets, since the work can be completed, while the second appeal is pending, with the application being unloaded. Ultimately, the best deterrent is a website that is accessible to users with disabilities. While there is still no legal standard for accessibility (and with the regulatory measures taken by the current government, it seems likely that a standard for web content accessibility will be published in the near future), web content accessibility guides, 2.0 levels A and AA are widely used in the industry as a de facto standard. This decision shows that a settlement agreement that does not establish a patent owner`s right of appeal may exclude any future infringement actions against other potential infringers. The High Court`s decision in Ackerman vs. Thornhill and others is remarkable in disclosure and settlement litigation. . . .