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Stop And Smell The Trade Secrets

What do Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, and Celine Dion all have in common? Until recently, their own unique perfumes produced by Givaudan Fragrances Corporation, the largest flavor and fragrance manufacturer in the world. ...more

3/24/2014 - Brand Trade Secrets

Trade Secrets Trend To Watch In 2014: Government Regulations Requiring Public Disclosure Of Proprietary Information

In the New Year, one of the trade secret trends we’re watching is the ongoing tension between a company’s interest in preserving its proprietary information and the public’s demand to know more about the goods or services it...more

1/3/2014 - Drug Manufacturers FOIA Labeling Pharmaceutical Public Disclosure of Private Facts Trade Secrets Transparency

Fracking Trade Secret Rules: A Tug Of War Without Winners

In the approximately 31 states with known reserves amenable to hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” a tug of war is being waged between an oil and gas industry seeking to protect its proprietary processes and environmental...more

10/25/2013 - Energy Policy Fracking Fracking Bans Natural Gas Oil & Gas OSHA Shale Gas

Court Dismisses Foreign Banks from U.S. Lawsuit Alleging Complicity in Counterfeit and Illegal Online Drug Sales

The fight against sophisticated online schemes to sell counterfeit or otherwise illegal goods is being waged by increasingly focused efforts to identify responsible parties that may be sued in U.S. courts, and whose assets...more

6/15/2013 - CAN-SPAM Act Class Action Computer Crimes Act Conspiracies Counterfeiting Dismissals False Marking Foreign Banks Illegal Drugs Personal Jurisdiction Prescription Drugs RICO Websites

Myriad: The Court Has Spoken — Isolated DNA Is NOT Patent-Eligible Subject Matter

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its anxiously awaited decision in Association for Molecular Pathology et al. v. Myriad Genetics, Inc., No. 12-398 (U.S. June 13, 2013). The Court addressed whether an isolated...more

6/14/2013 - AMP v Myriad Biotechnology DNA Human Genes Myriad Patent-Eligible Subject Matter SCOTUS

SCOTUS: Human Genes Cannot Be Patented. Is This the End or Beginning of Genetic Research?

For a Legal Perspective on today's much-anticipated U.S. Supreme Court "Myriad" decision that naturally occuring substances are not patentable, we turned to IP attorneys writing on JD Supra...more

6/13/2013 - AMP v Myriad Biotechnology DNA Healthcare Human Genes Legal Perspectives Myriad Patents SCOTUS

It’s Not Just Boilerplate! Best practices for drafting collaboration agreements to protect your IP

In This Presentation: - 1. The collaboration conundrum - 2. The Tekmira case: a cautionary tale Outline - 3. Best practices for drafting specific provisions Please see full presentation below for more...more

3/18/2013 - Boilerplate Language Confidentiality Agreements License Agreements Non-Disclosure Agreement Patents Supervision and Collaboration Agreements Trade Secrets

Supreme Court Holds That Patent Legal Malpractice Claims Do Not “Arise Under” The Patent Laws and May Be Heard in State Court

On February 20, 2013, the Supreme Court issued a decision addressing the critical question of where plaintiffs can or must sue when their claims implicate patent law but are not traditional patent law claims. See Gunn v....more

2/22/2013 - Attorney Malpractice Exclusive Jurisdiction Federal Question Jurisdiction Gunn v Minton Mixed Motive Cases Patents SCOTUS

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