K. Reed Willis

K. Reed Willis

Perkins Coie

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Updated Antitrust Guidelines for IP Licensing Address New Laws, Omit Some Key Areas

In 1995, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) (collectively, the Agencies) published guidelines that delineated how and when the Agencies would evaluate intellectual property licensing...more

2/14/2017 - Antitrust Provisions Competition DOJ FTC Intellectual Property Protection License Agreements Licensing Rules Patents Standard Essential Patents Technology

Ninth Circuit Expands the Octane Fitness Attorneys’ Fee Standard to the Lanham Act

Following several other circuits as well as patent law precedent, in SunEarth, Inc. v. Sun Earth Solar Power Co., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently made it easier for Lanham Act litigants to recover...more

11/18/2016 - Appeals Attorney's Fees Contempt Exceptional Case Lanham Act Octane Fitness v. ICON Preliminary Injunctions Solar Energy Solar Panels The Patent Act Trademark Infringement Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Trademarks

Recent Court Cases Interpreting “Reverse Payments” Post-Actavis

Patent settlement agreements were traditionally deemed outside the purview of antitrust scrutiny unless the patent holder’s conduct fell outside the legitimate scope of the patent’s exclusionary power. This all changed when...more

7/5/2016 - AbbVie Actavis Inc. ANDA FDA FTC FTC v Actavis Generic Drugs Hatch-Waxman Patents Pay-For-Delay Pharmaceutical Industry Pharmaceutical Patents Prescription Drugs Reverse Payment Settlement Agreements SCOTUS SmithKline Beecham Warner Chilcott

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