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Another Shoe Drops In The Qualcomm Patent Licensing Saga
Just when observers thought Qualcomm could celebrate its successful litigation with Apple another decision has come down which could have major implications for Qualcomm's business going forward.
United States
7 Jun 2019
Supreme Court To Decide Whether Debtors Can Terminate A Licensee's Rights To Trademarks Under License Agreements
The United States Supreme Court has agreed to address "[w]hether, under §365 of the Bankruptcy Code, a debtor-licensor's ‘rejection' of a license agreement
United States
31 Jan 2019
Supreme Court To Decide Whether Debtors Can Terminate A Licensee's Rights To Trademarks Under License Agreements
The United States Supreme Court has agreed to address "[w]hether, under §365 of the Bankruptcy Code, a debtor-licensor's ‘rejection' of a license agreement—which ‘constitutes a breach of such contract,'
United States
10 Dec 2018
Insincere Licensing Discussions Can Support A Willful Infringement Claim
A recent order from the Northern District of California provides patent practitioners interesting guidance regarding conduct during licensing discussions ...
United States
5 Jun 2018
The First Circuit Casts A Shadow On Sunbeam
Bankruptcy Code section 365(n) permits a licensee to continue to use intellectual property even if the debtor rejects the license agreement.
United States
13 Feb 2018
Korean Ruling Places Qualcomm's Business Model At Risk
On December 28, 2016, the Korean Fair Trade Commission issued a steep fine against Qualcomm for antitrust violations in patent licensing and modem chip sales – a record penalty that the U.S. company will challenge in court.
South Korea
2 Feb 2017
FTC And DOJ Issue Proposed Updates To Antitrust Guidelines For Licensing IP
For the first time in 26 years, the FTC and DOJ have issued proposed updates to the Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property, last revised in 1995.
United States
19 Oct 2016
Evolving SEP Jurisprudence And RAND Determinations In Microsoft v. Motorola
Last month, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a pivotal decision in Microsoft v. Motorola regarding the licensing of standard essential patents on reasonable and non-discriminatory terms.
United States
21 Aug 2015
Another FTC Conduct Case To Bolster Generic Drug Competition: Pharmaceuticals Charged With Illegal Non-Compete For Generic ADHD Drug Sales
The Federal Trade Commission's ever-expanding list of enforcement actions to preserve competition for generic pharmaceuticals just grew in a new direction.
United States
21 Aug 2015
Ninth Circuit Upholds Judge Robart's RAND Determinations In Microsoft v. Motorola
The next day, Motorola brought an action in the Western District of Wisconsin seeking to enjoin Microsoft from using its H.264 patents.
United States
17 Aug 2015
No One Told John Oliver About The America Invents Act: Last Week Tonight Stuck In 2012
Those that excel at innovation should be entitled to focus on doing so without diverting their attention.
United States
7 May 2015
2014 Resolutions Series: Don’t Just Throw In The Towel
A business relationship is just that: a relationship. It has phases like any other relationship, and takes effort from both parties to keep it functional.
United States
21 May 2014
Software Audits: Strategies For Licensees
If you have received a software audit request from your software vendor, you are not alone.
United States
8 May 2014
2014 Resolutions Series: Know Thy Affiliates
At the beginning of January, we published "8 Technology Contacting Resolutions for 2014".
United States
9 Apr 2014
Stay Off My Turf! How To Protect Field Of Use In A Biotechnology License Agreement
A key element of a biotech license is the licensor’s right to restrict the scope of the license by limiting the field of use to a particular disease area.
United States
8 Apr 2014
European Union Antitrust Law And License Agreements: Proposed Changes To The Technology Transfer Block Exemption Regulation Threatens Several Widely-Used Contract Terms
European antitrust law has tried for several decades to balance patent rights against the fundamental EU goal of having all member states function as a single market without internal barriers based on national boundaries.
European Union
11 Jul 2013
Just Because You Can Copy It Does Not Mean That You May Copy It
In a number of recent cases, individual photographers have successfully sued third parties for unauthorized reproduction and use of photographs, particularly those from stock photography sources. Courts
United States
17 Aug 2012
IP Article: Emerging Patent Issues In Cleantech
Last year, venture capital investments in clean technologies within North America and Europe exceeded $3.6 billion, making it the third largest investment sector after software and biotechnology.
United States
27 Aug 2007
Antitrust Agencies Release Intellectual Property Report, Cover Little New Ground
Nearly five years after they held joint hearings on the intersection of antitrust and , the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice have issued a report on the topic.
United States
4 May 2007
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