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).
Venable LLP
In October, in Corning Optical Communications RF, LLC v. PPC Broadband, Inc., the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) explicitly provided "guidance regarding the requirements of a motion to amend," a summary of which follows.
Venable LLP
There has been a lot of talk recently about the proliferation of 3-D printing and the impact it will have on intellectual property rights holders, particularly in the consumer products space.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
Here’s your weekly roundup of stories in the world of trademarks:
Orrick
Earlier this year, in Alice v. CLS Bank, the Supreme Court set out guidelines for determining whether patents claiming software and hardware features are statutorily eligible for patentability under 35 U.S.C. § 101.
Orrick
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York recently cleared the way for a Michigan watchmaker to pursue claims for trade secret misappropriation, among other things, against two former employees who left to work with a competitor, but not without first dismissing claims based on tortious interference with contract.
Scott & Scott LLP
Software audits are on the rise. Recent reports by industry experts show that software audits by major publishers are reaching new heights.
Scott & Scott LLP
Software delivered by a vendor as a service can help reduce costs related to software acquisition.
Troutman Sanders LLP
In a lengthy opinion issued November 19, Judge Brinkema of the EDVA held that a patent on a text messaging system for use in emergencies in remote areas was both anticipated and rendered obvious by the prior art.
Troutman Sanders LLP
It is becoming clear that the Supreme Court's decision in Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int'l, 134 S.Ct. 2347 (2014) marks a sea change in the patentability of computer software.
Herrick, Feinstein LLP
In a posting on the New York State Bar Association's EASL Blog, Barry Werbin and Sharon O'Shaughnessy discuss two recent decisions unfavorable to subscription-based satellite and Internet radio services provider Sirius XM Radio in its fight with Flo & Eddie, Inc., owner of the copyrights to master recordings of 1960's rock band The Turtles.
Fox Rothschild LLP
It’s always important to ensure that intellectual property agreements are carefully drafted.
Fox Rothschild LLP
The University of Pittsburgh is just one college who attempted to update its intellectual property assignment processes with an eye directly on the ruling in Stanford v. Roche.
Orrick
Pursuant to new Patent Local Rule 2-1, when actions concerning the same patent are filed within two years of each other by the same plaintiff...
Fox Rothschild LLP
By Memorandum Order entered by The Honorable Leonard P. Stark in Graphics Properties Holdings, Inc. v. Google, Inc., C.A. No. 12-1394-LPS (D.Del., November 20, 2014) (consolidated), the Court granted the motion of defendants Google, Inc., Lenovo Holding Company, Inc. and Lenovo ..
Foley Hoag LLP
The plaintiff in Avalos v. IAC/Interactive Corp. called it "one of the biggest conspiracies ever executed on the internet" — the unauthorized use of images of adult film stars in fake online dating profiles.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
"What is a patent" is actually a difficult question to answer. The United States Patent & Trademark Office has published a (long) summary that you may find useful.
Venable LLP
Plaintiffs in the Gucci/BOC case obtained an ex parte temporary restraining order against the online merchants, freezing their assets and preventing them from selling counterfeit goods.
Venable LLP
According to the FTC's administrative complaint, MPHJ purchased five patents on networked scanning systems in September 2012.
Ropes & Gray LLP
On November 17, 2014, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, in Antares Pharma, Inc. v. medac Pharma Inc. and medac GmbH, ruled in favor of Ropes & Gray client Medac and breathed new life into the "original patent" requirement of 35 U.S.C. § 251 for reissue claims.
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The U.S. Supreme Court recently granted the certiorari petition of Lexmark International Inc.
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
The US Supreme Court rejected three conflicting tests for standing for false advertising claims under Section 43(a) of the Lanham Act, creating a new test.
McDermott Will & Emery
Key points about the America Invents Act that inventors need to know include: how to navigate the first-to-file system, a new definition of prior art.
Shelston IP
The article explains the issues, and the commonly held view of how to calculate straightforward US patent expiry dates.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
Much has happened since our last post on the Nexium "pay for delay" class action lawsuit. Jury selection began in the District of Massachusetts on Monday, October 20, 2014.
Foley & Lardner
On November 7, 2014, the Federal Circuit heard oral arguments in Aria Diagnostics, Inc. v. Sequenom, Inc., where Sequenom is appealing the district court’s summary judgment of invalidity under 35 USC § 101.
Field Fisher Waterhouse
The dispute between Google and Oracle, over whether Java application programming interfaces (APIs) can be copyrighted, continues.
Foley Hoag LLP
For those few of you who don’t know already, Yelp! is a wildly popular website where people can share their reviews, opinions, experiences, and ratings of businesses across the country.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
My colleague has posted an interesting article on the kind of information that an ex-employee may – or may not – be free to use for the benefit of a new employer.
Scott & Scott LLP
The name itself sounds so powerful: Non-Disclosure Agreement. How could anything be disclosed without repercussion if you have one of these?
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