Mondaq All Regions: Intellectual Property
Bereskin & Parr LLP
On October 23, 2014, the Canadian Federal government introduced Bill C-43, an omnibus budget bill also known as the Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 2.
Bereskin & Parr LLP
Stories of new uses for 3D printing seem to appear almost daily, as the technology finds its way into everything from cases for mobile phones to firearms.
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
China is often criticised for its lack of protection for intellectual property rights. At the same time, Chinese companies account for a significant portion of intellectual property applications worldwide
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.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
In this week’s post, I will be completing my 3-part series on the top 10 state slogans according to USA Today readers.
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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.
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".
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.
Singh & Associates
In today’s intellectual era, India has shown a considerable growth in its research and development.
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
One of the boons of liberalized economy was closure of monopolistic market and development of a competitive regime globally which gave birth to antitrust jurisprudence.
LexOrbis
Recently the Indian Patent Office published the Indian Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2014 which have come effective from Friday, 28th of February, 2014.
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.
LexOrbis
In India, access to health care facilities is still limited to a very small percentage of population owing mostly to unavailability of affordable drugs and treatment.
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