Innovation depends on collaboration and leveraging the expertise of diverse individuals is instrumental to creating new technologies. While there are many benefits to collaborations, significant legal issues can arise such as...more
In a recent case, Hana Financial Inc. v. Hana Bank et al., the Supreme Court of the United States was presented with the question of whether a judge or a jury should determine if tacking was available in a particular...more
In a recent case, Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. Et Al. V. Sandoz, Inc. Et Al., the Supreme Court of the United States clarified that subsidiary issues of fact determined by a District Court during patent claim construction...more
When reviewing any new trademark application, one of the first issues an Examiner will address is whether or not there is a “likelihood of confusion” between the new mark and any other mark that is already registered with the...more
For many companies, entering into confidentiality or non-disclosure agreements is common practice when sharing confidential or proprietary information with third parties. However, as the recent case nClosures, Inc. v. Block...more
Intellectual property can be some of the most valuable assets any business, including a health care provider (“Provider”) has. Adequately protecting this intellectual property can increase the value of the Provider’s business...more
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To secure a patent in the United States, an invention must meet a number of requirements. In addition to being novel, useful, and non-obvious (35 U.S.C. §102 and §103), an invention must...more
The United States patent system underwent a major overhaul last March with the implementation of key provisions of the America Invents Act (“AIA”). The AIA is considered the most substantial change in patent law since 1952...more
In a March 25, 2014 decision, the United States Supreme Court clarified what class of plaintiffs have standing to sue for false advertisement under the Lanham Act (codified at 15 U.S.C. §1125(a)).
Lexmark sells the...more
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has released some interesting statistics on international patent and trademark filings in 2013. The United States, Japan and China lead in the number of international...more
Trade secrets can be some of the most valuable assets a company has and it is important put procedures in place to safeguard this information. The Uniform Trade Secrets Act, adhered to by a majority of states, defines trade...more