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McCarthy Tétrault LLP
In Canada, innovator drug companies can protect their market exclusivity from generic copycats by asserting patents against the generic manufacturer.
Field LLP
Two software companies wanted to integrate their software products.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
This case concerned an instructor (Mejia) who was terminated by his employer (LaSalle) for "professional unacceptable behaviour".
Dickinson Wright PLLC
The biggest changes to Canadian trademark law in 60 years are coming soon - most should be in force before the end of 2014.
Studio Legale Hofer Lösch Torricelli
Recently a First Instance Court in Firenze was called to deal with interesting IP issues in a lawsuit between two publishing houses.
If a South African court ever gets to consider an Adword trade mark case there will be plenty of foreign case law to guide it.
Three South African city domain names extensions have recently been launched, namely .Joburg, .Durban and .Capetown.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
The U.S. Copyright Office released the first public draft of the new Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition.
Duane Morris LLP
In recent years, there has been much discussion in the business and legal communities about Non-Practicing Entities, a.k.a. patent trolls.
Foley & Lardner
The Federal Circuit upheld the validity of the Orange Book-listed patents for Lysteda®, but found that they were not infringed by Apotex’s or Watson’s ANDAs.
McDermott Will & Emery
Nokia’s petition for a writ of mandamus was the result of an earlier Federal Circuit ruling in InterDigital Commc’ns LLC v. Int’l Trade Comm’n.
McDermott Will & Emery
The appeal resulted from an enforcement proceeding before the Commission to exclude certain products from importation into the United States.
McDermott Will & Emery
X2Y Attenuators filed a complaint in the ITC accusing Intel of unlawful importation of products that infringed X2Y’s patents.
Jones Day
Thirty years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court heard between 150 and 175 cases each year, but rarely accepted an intellectual-property case for review.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Team owner Dan Snyder continues to steadfastly defend the name as expressing only "honor and respect" and state that he has no intention of ever changing it.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
The "selfie" is now so ubiquitous that the word is in the Oxford English Dictionary, you can use it in Scrabble and it has spawned a whole new lexicon.
Foley Hoag LLP
In Southern California Darts Association v. Zaffina, the Ninth Circuit held that a corporation, whose charter had been suspended by the state of California in 1977, had standing in 2012 to sue and to own trademarks as an unincorporated association.
Foley & Lardner
Disputes regarding trade secrets and corporate espionage are becoming perpetual fixtures in the news.
We are pleased to announce our schedule of webinars to take place in September to review the state of the law summarized in our World in US Courts publication.
Duane Morris LLP
On August 26, 2014, the Federal Circuit ruled that patent claims regarding computer-aided management of bingo games are invalid because they are directed to a patent-ineligible abstract idea
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McDermott Will & Emery
More than a century ago, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created the fictional characters of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.
Juristconsult Chambers
It is not an understatement to say that FIFA generates much of its income from corporate sponsors and licensees.
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson
A discussion on key five IP consideration corporate counsel should be aware of when retaining a contractor for the developing of a company's software.
Clayton Utz
While it's unclear if LinkedIn connections are trade secrets, employers should ensure their security from ex-employees.
Singh & Associates
Contract of Service can easily be termed as 'when one person has agreed to employ another person as an employee, and the other person has agreed to the terms of employment and of an employee.'
Singh & Associates
Patent system is a contract between the inventor and authority whereby the inventor gets exclusive rights for a period of 20 years in return for disclosing full details of the invention.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Free use of patented technology? Caveat emptor. In a June 12, 2014 blog post titled, "All Our Patent Are Belong To You", Elon Musk, co-founder and CEO of Tesla Motors Inc., pledged that the company will not "initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology", ..
Singh & Associates
Compulsory licenses are generally defined as "authorizations permitting a third party to make, use, or sell a patented invention without the patent owner’s consent".
Dentons (Canada)
The Canadian government recently introduced a Bill which contained the most significant changes to Canada's trademark laws in modern history.
Recently the Indian Patent Office published the Indian Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2014 which have come effective from Friday, 28th of February, 2014.
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