Mondaq USA: Intellectual Property
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
Every company has trade secrets, whether these are technical trade secrets (such as a certain process) or commercial trade secrets (such as business strategies and client lists).
Stites & Harbison PLLC
Like many Americans, I am spending Thanksgiving with my family. The turkey day agenda has remained virtually unchanged since I was a kid.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Based on a review of the parties' and amici's en banc briefing, it appears likely that the en banc decision will turn in part on the interpretation of the phrase "articles that—infringe".
Foley Hoag LLP
Since its first broadcast on February 1, 1942, the Voice of America radio service (VOA) has aired countless hours of programming in dozens of languages to what is currently an estimated global audience of over 100 million people.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
On February 5, 2015 the en banc Federal Circuit will hear oral argument in the matter of Suprema, Inc. v. ITC.
McDermott Will & Emery
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit applied the Supreme Court of the United States' May 2014 ruling in Petrella ( IP Update , Vol. 17, No. 5) when it reversed an Illinois district court's dismissal of a copyright infringement claim and confirmed that the applicable statute of limitations ..
Barnes & Thornburg
Mark Lemley chats about the Alice case of the US Supreme Court and his firm Lex Machina.
McDermott Will & Emery
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit vacated the district court’s decision holding that digital excerpts of books from three academic publishers provided to students at Georgia State University were protected by fair use ..
McDermott Will & Emery
Applying Illinois law, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reminded prospective business partners that non-disclosure agreements will not be effective by themselves to protect information a company regards as confidential and proprietary.
Jones Day
New post-grant proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board provide an accelerated forum to challenge patentability at the USPTO.
Troutman Sanders LLP
Each week, Troutman Sanders’ Federal Circuit review summarizes the Federal Circuit precedential patent opinions from the prior week.
Barnes & Thornburg
Due to the reputational harm caused by trademark infringement, courts historically held that infringement led to the presumption of irreparable harm.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Earlier this year, we noted a peculiar decision out of the Ninth Circuit holding that an actress owns a copyright interest in her five-second performance.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
If you do crossword puzzles, you know that the largest organization of lawyers in this country is the ABA–the American Bar Association.
McDermott Will & Emery
Addressing who should decide whether a dispute falls within the scope of an arbitration clause, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit reversed a district court’s denial of a motion to compel arbitration and remanded the case for an order compelling arbitration.
McDermott Will & Emery
Addressing an issue of whether an arbitrator inappropriately sanctioned a party that had been found to have fabricated evidence and whether the arbitrator refused to consider certain evidence, the Minnesota Supreme Court upheld the arbitrator’s sanctions and the $630 million award.
McDermott Will & Emery
In an unpublished decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that a federal district court did not abuse its discretion in issuing a default judgment and fee award against a registered trademark owner based in part on the owner’s procedural missteps.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
According to water.org, 3.4 million people die each year from water borne illnesses, and 780 million people lack access to clean water.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
On November 17, 2014, Administrative Law Judge Dee Lord amended her Ground Rules to permit parties filing motions to file a reply brief without first seeking leave from the ALJ.
Foley & Lardner
Canada has joined the gene patenting debate. Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario ("Children’s") sued the University of Utah Research Foundation, Genzyme Genetics, and Yale University ("Defendants") in Canada’s Federal Court asserting that 5 patents assigned to Defendants (collectively the "Long QT Patents") for compositions and methods useful in the diagnosis and/or assessment of Long QT syndrome ("Long QT") in human patients are invalid and/or unenforceable.
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Field Fisher Waterhouse
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Foley Hoag LLP
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Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
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Scott & Scott LLP
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