Mondaq USA: Intellectual Property
Foley Hoag LLP
A district court litigation has lots of moving parts all by itself. But add in an IPR and then an ITC Section 337 investigation, and it can become more than the parties can handle.
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
Many architects and architectural firms fail to take even the simple steps available to them to secure and enforce the valuable intellectual property rights they own in architectural works.
Womble Carlyle
What are the dates to which prior art must adhere, in examination of claims in a continuation-in-part (CIP) nonprovisional patent application?
Dickinson Wright PLLC
The Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) is headed to President Barack Obama for his signature, and there is little doubt that President Obama will sign it into law.
Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
TC Heartland LLC ("Heartland") petitioned for a writ of mandamus to direct the Delaware District Court to dismiss or transfer the patent-infringement suit filed against it by Kraft Foods.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Over the last decade, communication via email and text has become a vital part of how many of us communicate in the workplace. In fact, most employees could not fathom the idea of performing their jobs without the use of email.
Womble Carlyle
With a near unanimous (410-2) vote on April 27, 2016, the House passed the "Defend Trade Secrets Act" ("DTSA").
Stites & Harbison PLLC
It is rare for a party to leapfrog a court to seek review at the highest level, but occasionally one goes directly from high school to the big leagues.
Ropes & Gray LLP
This case involves a patent infringement suit over liquid water enhancer products filed by Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC in the District of Delaware against TC Heartland LLC, an Indiana-based company.
Fenwick & West LLP
After years of unsuccessful efforts to create a federal cause of action for trade secret theft, Congress has now passed The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (S.B. 1890).
Foley & Lardner
Most employers understand, in this era where information moves so quickly and critically sensitive commercial information is very easy to move, that protecting trade secrets is more important than ever.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Yesterday, in an overwhelming 410-2 bipartisan vote, the US House of Representatives passed the Hatch-Coons Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), which would for the first time federalize trade secrets law...
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Congress has passed legislation establishing a federal trade secret law that provides for civil causes of action in the federal courts for misappropriation of trade secrets.
Duane Morris LLP
Following passage by the House of Representatives on April 27, 2016, President Obama is expected to sign the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 into law any day.
Foley Hoag LLP
Federal Circuit panel today rejected TC Heartland's Petition for Mandamus to direct the United States District Court for the District of Delaware to either dismiss or transfer the patent infringement suit filed against it by Kraft.
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
Many inter partes review (IPR) petitions rely on expert declarations in support of their challenge, filed with the petition.
WilmerHale compiles lists of certiorari petitions that raise patent-law issues. This page contains a consolidated list of all recently pending petitions, organized in reverse chronological order by date of certiorari petition.
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
When a consumer is shopping online, online retailers (such as sometimes receive search requests for brands of products the retailer doesn't carry.
Foley & Lardner
The Supreme Court of the United States heard oral argument today on claim construction in inter partes review proceedings and the reviewability of institution decisions...
On April 27, the full House of Representatives passed the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act ("the Act") by an overwhelming vote of 410-2.
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Morrison & Foerster LLP
In an article published here in January we addressed some of the more significant Internet of Things (IoT) -specific standards and initiatives and emphasized the importance of interoperability...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
This morning in Washington, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a meeting to consider S. 1890, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015 ("DTSA").
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
Nobody puts Lions Gate Entertainment Inc.'s ("Lions Gate") Dirty Dancing brand in a corner – except for a California federal district court and an allegedly infringing ad campaign.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Facing what the Ninth Circuit called "an otherwise slam dunk" copyright violation, an unauthorized seller of copyrighted software successfully asserted the "first sale" defense, and was therefore not liable for copyright infringement.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
In 2006, SpeedTrack, Inc. filed suit against Walmart alleging that Walmart's online retail website infringed SpeedTrack's United States Patent No. 5,544,360 ("the '360 patent") directed to a computer filing system...
Foley Hoag LLP
In Doe v., the First Circuit affirmed the District of Massachusetts in holding that Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) shields from civil liability a website used by third parties...
Jones Day
This Commentary highlights some of the most significant changes that will be made to the European trade marks regime as a result of the EUTMR and EUTMD which we believe are most relevant to our clients and friends.
Owners of Foreign Marks May Sue Under Lanham Act Without Using Marks in the US: Belmora LLC v. Bayer Consumer Care AG, No. 15-1335 (4th Cir. Mar. 23, 2016) Agee, J. In a closely watched case involving trademark protection for Bayer's FLANAX mark, ..
McDermott Will & Emery
In the appeal regarding the appropriate claim construction and reviewability of institution decisions in inter partes reviews, Cuozzo Speed Techs. v. Lee, Case No. 15-446, oral argument is set for April 25, 2016.
Brown Smith Wallace
On April 3, several news organizations published reports based on more than 11 million documents leaked from a law firm in Panama that allegedly helped set up secret shell companies and offshore accounts for elected leaders and top officials from around the globe.
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