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USPTO Tightens Requirements for Commercial Use of Trademarks

On March 21, 2017, the USPTO implemented changes to its requirements for continued use of trademarks in commerce that will require some trademark owners to provide additional materials and documentation when they renew their...more

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

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

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

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

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

3/31/2014
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