Jean Shimotake

White & Case LLP

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Issues for consideration: EPC contracts and technology licenses in petrochemical projects

In petrochemical projects, the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts are often negotiated after the technology licenses have been negotiated between the technology licensors and the project...more

3/23/2016 - Construction Contracts Engineering Funding IP License License Agreements Petrochemicals Technology

Court Invalidates Patent Claims After Refusing to Correct Alleged "Typos"

On September 10, 2015, Judge Rodney Gilstrap of the Eastern District of Texas invalidated as indefinite two patent claims for a remote tracking system, refusing to accept plaintiff's argument that any indefiniteness was the...more

9/29/2015 - Claim Construction Clerical Errors Corporate Counsel Indefiniteness Patent Examinations Patent Litigation Patents USPTO Young Lawyers

Federal Court Rules Business Method Patent Invalid Post-Alice

On September 2, 2014, the District Court for the Eastern District of Texas ruled in the case of Loyalty Conversion Systems Corporation v. American Airlines, Inc. that the plaintiff's business method patents concerning...more

9/23/2014 - Airlines American Airlines CLS Bank v Alice Corp Corporate Counsel Covered Business Method Patents Patents Popular Rewards Programs

Fees for Recording IP Security Agreements with the USPTO and USCO

In financing transactions, such as loans or securitizations, lenders will typically take a security interest in the borrower's assets pledged as collateral, including any United States intellectual property ("US IP") assets,...more

7/1/2014 - Collateral Copyright Filing Fees Financing Loans Patents Securitization Security Agreements Trade Secrets Trademarks Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) USPTO

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