Mondaq USA: Intellectual Property
On January 25, 2017, the German cabinet has resolved on a law bill dubbed "license barrier" as a reaction to the BEPS initiative.
Duane Morris LLP
In Life Technologies Corp. et al. v. Promega Corp. et al., decided on February 22, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court held that exporting a single component of a patented multicomponent invention....
Jones Day
Section 271(f)(1) of the Patent Act provides that a party infringes a patent claim when it "supplies or causes to be supplied in or from the United States all or a substantial portion of the components...
Womble Carlyle
Some inventions operate in a recursive or iterative manner. This could be so of a machine that repeats actions or functions on a single article or to produce multiple articles, or operates on data.
The National Tax and Customs Office (DIAN) gained access to the Interface Public Members (IPM) platform on February 1, 2017.
Jones Day
This Jones Day White Paper reviews patent prosecution and litigation trends in the semiconductor industry.
Foley Hoag LLP
Valentine's Day is upon us yet again. Chances are, you and your sweetheart will find yourselves together in a restaurant on February 14th.
Jones Day
The PTAB found that the drug label itself does not contain any indicia as to its publication date.
Jones Day
The Federal Circuit's decision in Shaw affirmed the PTAB's policy that a Petitioner was not estopped from requesting inter partes review based on prior art previously included in a petition for IPR, but for which institution was denied, ...
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
The system functions by linking a DNA-cutting enzyme to a specific site on a target gene, thereby achieving specific, targeted manipulation of DNA.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
The petitioner filed a request for rehearing, challenging the Board's determination regarding Claim 2 of the challenged patent.
Brinks Gilson & Lione
Since implementation of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, inter partes review ("IPR") and other post-grant proceedings have been used successfully to challenge and invalidate thousands of patent claims.
A few months ago, Trade Secrets Watch covered the GlobeRanger Corp. case in which the Fifth Circuit joined 10 other circuits in determining that the Copyright Act does not preempt state trade secret...
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
A December 27, 2016, precedential decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (Board) addresses the way the Board views evidence of third-party registrations in trademark opposition proceedings.
Licensees Covidien LP, Medtronic PLC, and Medtronic, Inc., failed to obtain any relief, at least so far...
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
YETI®, a well-known manufacturer of high-quality coolers and insulated tumblers, recently settled several lawsuits against cooler competitor RTIC involving allegations of trade dress infringement, patent infringement and ...
Patent litigants in the Northern District of California will have something new to argue over following the Court's approval in January of Patent Local Rule amendments that impose damages-related...
Fenwick & West LLP
The U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition for writ of certiorari in Sino Legend (Zhangjiagang) Chemical Co. Ltd. v. International Trade Commission & SI Group, Inc., thereby rejecting an attempted challenge...
Fenwick & West LLP
After the Patent Trial and Appeal Board found claims of ImmunoGen Inc.'s U.S. Patent No. 8,337,856 nonobvious, non-practicing entity Phigenix, Inc. appea​led to the U.S. Court of Appeals...
Fenwick & West LLP
2017 promises to be an exciting year for copyright law. Here are some of the most cutting-edge cases to keep on your radar.
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The plaintiff alleged that the defendants had improperly used technical drawings by its former employee to manufacture a valve "strikingly similar" to the plaintiff's valves.
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The U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit wrestled with a number of important issues of patent law in 2016, including in three Supreme Court opinions...
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In the new IP Licensing Guidelines, the antitrust agencies do not propose significant changes to their enforcement approach with respect to IP licensing.
Recently I shared the podium with an FBI agent who was asked what frustrated him the most when trying to help businesses with trade secret theft.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Why are patents the single-most valuable asset for some companies, yet for others just a waste of money? Most often, the difference is driven by two distinct activities:
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In order to better protect such licensees, Congress amended the Bankruptcy Code in 1988 to add section 365(n).
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
With the increasing appropriation of street art several of questions have arisen but are still unresolved by courts: Do street artists have copyright in their work?
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Strong intellectual property is the cornerstone of most start-up companies, and in most cases it is the key asset utilized by companies in securing financing and investment.
Patent owners will applaud the Federal Circuit's latest pronouncement on divided infringement, inducement of infringement...
Sedgwick LLP
Chanel, a billion-dollar fashion company that produces and sells luxury consumer products, identifies its products by the "Chanel" trademark and the "CC Monogram" trademark, which consists of two interlocking...
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