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IP|Trend: Inter Partes Review: What to Consider When Filing Your Petition [Video]

Inter partes review (IPR) process is now over two years old. What did we learn from the process and procedures, and what has and hasn’t worked? Attorneys Seth Northrop and Cyrus Morton discuss the issues that parties should...more

11/24/2014 - Applications Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Litigation Patents

IP|Trend: Starting Up Your Protection of Intellectual Property [Video]

Start-ups are justifiably focused on getting products to market and ensuring that their financial runways are long enough to make it happen. But, failing to pay attention to long-term protections of intellectual property...more

11/18/2014 - Business Assets Corporate Counsel Crowdfunding Entrepreneurs Funding Patent Ownership Popular Startups Technology

IP|Trend: New Era in Protection of Software by Intellectual Property Law? [Video]

It’s been a rough couple of years for software developers seeking patent protection for their software. Decisions by the Supreme Court have limited the amount of patent protection that developers can obtain. Attorneys Seth...more

11/14/2014 - CLS Bank v Alice Corp Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Popular SCOTUS Software Software Developers

IP|Trend: Ensuring an Environment of Compliance [Video]

There has been increased scrutiny on corporate compliance and ethics programs throughout the country. And corporations are increasingly moving to shore up those policies. But, how do you create an environment within the...more

11/12/2014 - Chief Compliance Officers Corporate Culture Ethics Popular

IP|Trend: It’s Time to Get to Know the Federal Trade Commission [Video]

Like it or not, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has injected itself into regulating and monitoring data privacy practices of corporations. Attorneys Seth Northrop and Richard Martinez discuss what this means for companies...more

11/10/2014 - Banking Sector Data Protection FTC HIPAA Personally Identifiable Information Popular Privacy Laws Privacy Policy Regulatory Standards Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices

IP | Trend: Data in the Cloud is the Next Big Storm? [Video]

Convenience, accessibility, and cost have led companies and their employees to put an increased amount of data in the cloud. But, does this put corporate data at risk? Attorneys Seth Northrop and Sam Walling discuss some of...more

11/6/2014 - Cloud Computing Cloud-Based Services Cybersecurity Data Protection Data Storage Providers Popular Risk Assessment Risk Mitigation Terms of Service

Inter Partes Review: Validity Before the PTAB [Video]

The PTAB is beginning to develop a reputation as being harsh towards patent owners and the validity of their patents. Why have patent owners struggled so much before the PTAB? Attorneys Seth Northrop and Cyrus Morton discuss...more

11/4/2014 - Claim Construction Discovery Expert Testimony Inter Partes Review Proceedings Obviousness Patent Applications Patent Infringement Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents Validity

IP|Trend: Keeping Your Start-Up Compliant [Video]

Start-ups are often focused on getting their product to market and ensuring that their financial runway is adequate to do so. Often though, they leave corporate compliance issues on the back burner. This can have devastating...more

10/31/2014 - Chief Compliance Officers Data Protection Entrepreneurs Privacy Policy Risk Assessment Startups

IP|Trend: Discovering Source Code [Video]

Source code is increasingly becoming prevalent in litigation. Patent cases, copyright, trade secret, and even mass tort cases can turn on the content and function of source code. Attorneys Seth Northrop and David Prange...more

10/30/2014 - Confidentiality Copyright Discovery Mass Tort Litigation Patents Source Code Trade Secrets

IP|Trend: Music to IP Lawyers Ears: What Lawyers Can Learn From Musicians [Video]

Musicians and IP lawyers have more in common than might meet the ear. IP lawyers can learn a lot from how musicians perform in the arena when they’re performing in the courtroom or the boardroom. Attorneys Seth Northrop and...more

10/27/2014 - Client Services Litigation Strategies

IP|Trend: The Importance of Consumer Surveys in Patent Litigation [Video]

Courts have increasingly shown scrutiny towards claims of patent damages in patent litigation. To address these issues patent plaintiffs have often relied on consumer surveys to demonstrate harm caused by patent infringement....more

10/23/2014 - Damages Litigation Strategies Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Surveys

IP|Trend: Inter Partes Review: Is it Litigation or Something Else? [Video]

For two years we’ve seen the inter partes review process play out. What are the procedures like? Does it look like litigation or more like a foreign planet that IP litigators would not recognize? Attorneys Cyrus Morton and...more

10/22/2014 - America Invents Act Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents Trials

Controlling the Cost of Patent Litigation [Video]

Patent litigation costs continue to skyrocket. Complicating the problem is that defendants are facing potentially hundreds of their products being accused of patent infringement, and patent owners have to select from...more

10/16/2014 - Legal Costs Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents

Data Privacy: The Next Frontier of Corporate Compliance [Video]

Companies are collecting more and more personal data. With that collection is an increased responsibility and the potential for more government regulation. Attorneys Rick Martinez and Seth Northrop discuss the changes that...more

10/13/2014 - Compliance Corporate Counsel Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Electronically Stored Information Popular

IP|Trend: Dust up After the Breach [Video]

Data breaches have accelerated rapidly in the past several years, and after a breach litigation is sure to follow. Attorney Sam Walling sits down with Seth Northrop to discuss the types of claims that a company that...more

10/8/2014 - Breach Notification Rule Data Breach Data Protection

Thinking Compliance When Protecting Your Ideas Internationally [Video]

Companies are increasingly seeking international protection for their intellectual property, but in doing so their interaction with foreign government agencies increases. Because of increased scrutiny on corporate compliance...more

10/1/2014 - Chief Compliance Officers Compliance FCPA Foreign Official Popular

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

9/15/2014

IS THE A IN ANDA BEGINNING TO MEAN ANTITRUST? [Video]

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

PREVENTING AND RESPONDING TO DATA BREACHES IN AN ERA OF CYBER INSECURITY [Video]

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

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