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By Christine Vito, B. Jean Weidemier
What a bio-tech start-up needs to make it work.
By Douglas Kline
The use of experts in patent litigation.
How the patent marking provision of United States patent law works.
By William Corcoran
The American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 will fundamentally change the taxation of deferred compensation arrangements.
By Christine Vito, B. Jean Weidemier
This article addresses some recurring issues in biotechnology licensing transactions, namely, reservation of rights, sublicensing, and royalty stacking.
By Carl Metzger
What private equity data should be released? This article looks at a significant development in Texas.
By Mary Kuusisto
Attached is a memorandum by the National Venture Capital Association that describes a provision in the "mandatory Section 754" provision that could affect private equity funds with respect to transfers of fund interests after October 22, 2004.
By Roger Lane
The Federal Trade Commission has proposed changes to the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) rules that would require regulatory filings for a number of partnership and limited liability company (LLC) transactions.
By Carl Metzger
This article provides an overview of situations in which M&A insurance should be considered and how such insurance works.
By F George Davitt, Kathy Fields
More companies are being sold through the auction process. This article provides some guiding principles for dealing with auctions.
By Louis Marett
Recently proposed IRS regulations would limit the rollover of gain on "qualified small business stock" (QSB stock).
By Ronda Moore, D.V.M.
Prior to the Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act of 1984, most any use of a patented invention without permission from the patent owner was an infringing act. A competing product utilizing the patented invention could not be made, used, or sold in the United States while the U.S. patent was in force without infringing the patent.
By Robert Blasi
When developing a global strategy for intellectual property (IP) protection, one of the factors a company should consider is whether the targeted countries provide an environment conducive to the enforcement of IP rights.
By Kevin Lamb
As our society’s dependence on technology continues to grow, it is not unusual for a company’s principal assets to consist of its intellectual property rights. During the turbulent economy of the last few years, many technology companies have had to seek bankruptcy protection.
By Jeffrey Goldman
The Technology Alert List (TAL) was created by the federal government during the Cold War to help maintain technological superiority over the Warsaw Pact and was targeted at individuals from the Soviet Union and other communist countries. Revised in 1996 to broaden its focus and better reflect national security objectives, the TAL consists of two parts: 1) a Critical Fields List (CFL) that identifies major fields of technology transfer concern including those subject to export controls for non-p