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Konczal: Dodd-Frank Reforms Get Roughed Up in Court
Medicaid Receiving Startlingly Little Attention As Everyone Discusses Medicare
Obama Administration Calls for Free Access to Federally Funded Research
Can Virginia Block Non-Residents from FOIA Requests? Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments
Should Wall Street Fear Mary Jo White?
Looking Ahead to Washington State’s Legalized Marijuana Marketplace
4 Things to Know About Michigan’s New Right-to-Work Laws
Congressman: My Plan Would Reduce Student Loan Defaults: Video
Local Governments Continue to Fight States for Right to Govern Fracking
Tax Questions to Ask Yourself with the End of 2012 and the Fiscal Cliff Approaching
Obama Blocks Chinese-Owned Wind Project Out of Concerns for National Security
Crystal Ball Perspective: Will Healthcare Reform be Repealed if Romney Wins the Presidential Election?
Stewart Baker, Former GC of NSA, on Why the Cybersecurity Act Failed & Threat of Tomorrow’s Terrorism
Not Prepared for Healthcare Reform? Three things employers need to focus on now.
Who pays for road damage in Pennsylvania after ACT 13?
Smartphone Data Solution: Sharing Airwaves
The Apellate Process Explained - Kathi Sandweiss discusses the appeals process and what it can and can't do for your situation.
Marcellus gas fuels Natural Gas Vehicles
Natural gas encourages industrial and large commercial end-users to revisit their operational plans
NLRB Posting Rule Delayed Again, Will We Ever See Resolution?—McKenna Long's Seth Borden
Commission Notice In 874 Investigation Directing Early Determination Whether NPE Complainant Satisfied Domestic Industry Requirement –
On March 22, 2013, the Commission issued a Notice instituting Certain Products...more
In a statement likely to be influential with courts, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) on January 9 issued a joint Policy Statement urging limitations on remedies for infringement...more
The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice recently held a workshop to discuss the effects of patent assertion entities (PAEs) on innovation and competition....more
On December 10, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) jointly presented the “Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs) Activities Workshop.” This publicly-held workshop signaled a recognition by...more
On Monday, December 10, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice held a joint workshop (Agenda) on the activities of patent assertion entities (“PAEs”). PAEs, sometimes...more
The term pioneer patent is often misapplied with hyperbole and exaggeration. When it comes to the shrimp peeling machine invented by Fernand and James Lapeyre, however, that blockbuster label is spot-on. Their automated...more
In This Issue:
- China Seeks Comments on Draft Patent Law
- China Requests WTO Consultations with United States Regarding PL 112-99, Certain AD/CVD Measures
- Taiwan Signs Agreements on Investment Protection...more
Essential Patents, FRAND Licensing and Abuse of Market Power
There has been a spate of antitrust complaints to the European Commission and other antitrust authorities of late, regarding the licensing of "essential...more
In this issue:
> High Court Rules on Tobacco Plain Packaging Laws
- Trade Marks
> Parallel importers beware
> Successful opposition based on "use would be contrary to law"
In an unusual turnabout, the Federal Circuit withdrew six pages of its precedential opinion in General Electric Co. v. International Trade Commission, 670 F.3d 1206 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 29, 2012), which had criticized the...more
The U.S. House, Senate and even a lone congressman are investigating changes to the U.S. International Trade Commission's (ITC) Section 337 proceedings.
The U.S. House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on July 18, 2012,...more
Recent testimony from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) before the Senate Judiciary Committee focused on issues relating to standard-setting activities and competition...more
Kim Kardashian, the reality star, is accustomed to the public eye, but now she faces a lawsuit that may not bring her good publicity at all. Along with her sisters Khloe and Kourtney, Kim has been named as a defendant earlier...more
In this issue:
- Legal Issues and the State-Based Exchange – Enhancing Your State's Readiness
- Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act
- Act Now: Clock Starts to Request Duty Reduction or Suspensions
In This Issue:
Enter at Your Own Risk: FDA Draft Guidance Highlights the Uncertainty in the Abbreviated Biosimilar Approval Pathway; McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP to Exhibit at 2012 BIO International...more
In This Issue:
- 01 World Trade Organization Forms Compliance Panel In Airbus Case
- 02 USTR Details Issues And Progress On Foreign Trade Barriers
- 03 The “Bigger Brazil” Industrial Plan Grows Again
- 03 Commerce...more
This post continues the series of posts regarding patent licensing and competition issues. The post prior to this one can be found here.
Here, we’re concerned with an exclusive license. Under an exclusive license, the...more
Is your company's website revealing international trade law violations?...more
This post continues the series of posts regarding patent licensing and competition issues. The post prior to this one can be found here (see article for link).
Patentees can, of course, offer either exclusive or...more
In spite of last-minute pressure from the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Federal Trade Commission about the program’s inadequate protections for trademark owners, consumers and law enforcement agencies, the Internet...more
On December 16, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) joined a chorus of lawmakers and industry groups who have expressed opposition to ICANN's January 12 roll-out of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs). However, as recently...more
In This Issue:
SPECIAL FOCUS: Avoiding Potential Pitfalls Associated with Functional Food Claims; Lather Up: FDA Issues New Sunscreen Rules; Facebook “Likes” Two Legal Victories; NAD: Claims Should Be Based on Product...more
On July 6, 2011 the European Commission (Commission) published the
results of its second monitoring exercise of patent settlements in
the pharmaceutical sector (Second Monitoring Report). The Commission notes “with...more
On February 2, 2011, Canada's Export Controls Division (ECD) announced the availability of a new multidestination export permit for the export or transfer of information security goods and technology to the countries of the...more
The “police and regulatory power” exception to the automatic stay in 11 U.S.C. § 362(b)(4)1 and its application to 19 U.S.C. § 3372 investigations by the U.S. International Trade Commission (“ITC”) has recently yielded...more
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