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Protecting Trade Secrets During Business Collaboration [Video]

Businesses are increasingly working together to develop new products and services. With that collaboration is the risk that precious trade secrets will be lost. Attorney Christopher Larus sits down with Seth Northrop to...more

9/25/2014 - Best Management Practices Collaboration Confidential Information Data Protection Dispute Resolution Distributors Due Diligence Joint Venture Partnerships Popular Subcontractors Suppliers Trade Secrets Vendors

IP|Trend: Inter Partes Review: Is It Still Right For You? [Video]

When we first addressed inter partes review (IPR), it was in its infancy. Now with almost two years under its belt, we’ve learned a lot about how IPR works and how some of the results have played out in practice. Attorneys...more



The Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) process is one of the hottest areas of intellectual property disputes among companies today. But the Federal Circuit’s recent decision in Tyco Healthcare v. Mutual Pharmaceutical is...more

9/9/2014 - ANDA Antitrust Provisions Pharmaceutical Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Pharmaceutical Patents Popular


Rarely does a day pass without new news of a data breach of some company around the world. It has impacted virtually every industry from hospitality to retail. What should companies do to avoid being the next target of...more

9/3/2014 - Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Popular

The Intersection Between Intellectual Property Law and Employment Law [Video]

Employment law often becomes the centerpiece in intellectual property litigation. Understanding how these two disciplines intertwine can be critical to winning or losing a case. Attorneys Becky Thorson and Christopher Seidl...more

7/8/2014 - Intellectual Property Litigation Patent Litigation Patent Ownership Patents Popular Trade Secrets

Mitigating Risk in Cloud Computing Agreements

Cloud computing is the new reality. A 2013 IDC survey reports that 61% of enterprises have at least one cloud-based application and total enterprise investments in cloud-based solutions have gone up more than 10% since 2012....more

7/2/2014 - Client Data Cloud Computing Cloud-Based Services Data Protection Data Use Policies Portability Privacy Policy Risk Mitigation Service Contracts

Software and Trade Secrets: Rethinking IP Strategies after CLS v. Alice

Historically, the patent system has provided broad protections to software innovations. In the past, software patent holders could prevent competitor infringement without much need for a comprehensive disclosure of the...more

6/30/2014 - Alice Corporation CLS Bank CLS Bank v Alice Corp Infringement Misappropriation Patent Litigation Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Popular SCOTUS Software Trade Secrets

The Evolution of Trade Secret Damages [Video]

There has been a notable uptick in the number and size of jury verdicts related to trade secrets. Over the past year, four of the top ten intellectual property verdicts have been related to claims of trade secret...more

6/30/2014 - Jury Verdicts Misappropriation Popular Trade Secrets

The Art of Communicating to a Jury [Video]

Whether it’s business, politics or in the courtroom, knowing your audience is essential to success. This is particularly important in intellectual property law because the issues being communicated are often highly complex....more

6/24/2014 - Corporate Counsel Jury Trial Litigation Strategies Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents Popular

The Evolution of Patent Damages [Video]

Patent damages have gone through somewhat of a renaissance over the last several years, changing the landscape of how patent litigators demonstrate damages in patent cases. Attorneys William Manning and Christopher Seidl...more

6/16/2014 - Damages Patent Litigation Patents

The Changing Landscape of Intellectual Property in China [Video]

Big changes have come to China in the field of intellectual property, and with those changes we’ve seen a notable increase in the number of companies, both domestic and foreign, that have attempted to leverage the newfound...more

6/10/2014 - China Copyright Patents Popular Trademarks

IP|Trend: International Remedies for Misappropriation of Trade Secrets [Video]

As businesses become more global, and employees more mobile, companies are increasingly realizing that their trade secrets are more at risk. Traditionally, companies would be faced with having to file state law actions on...more

6/2/2014 - ITC Misappropriation Popular Theft Trade Secrets

Advanced Intellectual Property Strategies for Defending Your Life Sciences IPO [Video]

One of the greatest fears of a life sciences company is the possibility of being sued for intellectual property violation shortly before their IPO. Such a lawsuit can destabilize market confidence in the company, raise...more

5/22/2014 - Intellectual Property Litigation IPO Life Sciences Risk Assessment Risk Management

Interpartes Review: Is it Right for You? [Video]

The America Invents Act (AIA) created a number of changes in how we obtain and enforce patents. But perhaps more substantially it changed the way that individuals can challenge the validity of patents. The AIA created a...more

5/15/2014 - America Invents Act Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Litigation Patent Reform Patents

Don’t Become a Target: 11 Tips to Improve Data Management and Security Measures in Outsourcing Agreements

Last Christmas’ data breaches at Target-one of the nation’s largest retailers-provided a painful lesson on the damage a data security breaches can do to consumer confidence and good. And Target was not alone. It joined Neiman...more

4/25/2014 - Corporate Counsel Data Breach Data Protection Information Technology Outsourcing Outsourcing

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