William Giltinan

William Giltinan

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Brexit and International IP: Changes are Coming

Surprising many commentators and pundits, the UK voted to exit the European Union. That exit raises questions as to whether IP filings made through the European offices will continue to provide protection in the UK during and...more

6/27/2016 - Community Trade Mark Regulation (CTM Regulation) Community Trademark EU European Patent Office Intellectual Property Protection Member State Patent Applications Popular Referendums Trademark Registration UK UK Brexit

Supreme Court Reverses Heightened Standard to Treble Damages in Patent Cases

In a decision where numerous amici warned a that reversal would only embolden patent trolls if the Supreme Court lessened the burden to impose treble damages under § 284 of the Patent Act, the Supreme Court did just that....more

6/15/2016 - Halo v Pulse Patent Infringement Patents SCOTUS Stryker v Karl Stroz Treble Damages Willful Infringement

4 Types of IP Your Startup Must Protect

Intellectual Property (IP) is often an early stage venture’s most valuable asset. But who really “owns” the IP a startup uses? In many cases the answer isn’t clear, and problems frequently aren’t identified until an investor...more

2/2/2016 - Authorship Brand Inventions Non-Disclosure Agreement Popular Startups Trade Secrets

Supreme Court Helps Level The Playing Field For Patent Infringement Defendants

When facing a patent litigation threat, potential defendants have the option to seek a declaration that they are not infringing. Until recently, however, that strategy carried a hidden risk: the burden of proof on the...more

5/7/2014 - Medical Devices Medtronic Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents SCOTUS

Expect Focus - Volume 1, Winter 2014

In This Issue: - IN THE SPOTLIGHT ..Sixth Circuit Revisits Controversial ERISA Decision - LIFE INSURANCE ..Summary Judgment Victory for Life Insurer in Annuity Class Action ..Favorable Secondary Life Market...more


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