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Book Review: The Global Limits of Competition Law (Global Competition Law and Economics Series, Stanford University Press)

This European Competition Law Journal article reviews "The Global Limits of Competition Law," edited by Ioannis Lianos and D. Daniel Sokol. It is the first book in the Stanford University Press Series, Global Competition Law...more

Federal Circuit Holds the Reexamination Door Open in In Re Baxter

When the Federal Circuit denied the Request for Panel Rehearing and Rehearing en banc in In re Baxter, the court let stand its two decisions that affirmed conflicting rulings on the validity of the same patent....more

Indiana Joins the Emerging Majority Position on Uniform Trade Secrets Act Preemption of State-Law Tort Claims

Last month, an Indiana appellate court became the latest court to adopt the majority position on the question of whether the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA) displaces state-law tort claims said to protect information that is...more

July 2012: European Litigation Update: European Patent System Is in for Fundamental Changes

Adopting the European Patent Convention (EPC) and establishing the European Patent Office (EPO) – thereby allowing for a single application for a “European patent” (which is more precisely a bundle of national patents which...more

Superman Case Unable to Save Selective Waiver Theory

In In re Pacific Pictures Corp., No. 11-71844, 2012 WL 1293534 (9th Cir. Apr. 17, 2012), a dispute concerning royalties derived from the character of Superman, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals joined a majority of circuit...more

Jointly Waiting on a Divided Federal Circuit

What happens when two or more actors perform steps in a “method” patent claim? The Federal Circuit may soon clarify, and this clarification may change the law. Method claims are directed to a method or process. They...more

Federal Circuit Clarifies Appealable Subject Matter from the ITC

The Federal Circuit recently clarified the scope of review that the Court affords appeals from the International Trade Commission (ITC). In General Electric Co. v. U.S. Int’l Trade Comm'n, No. 2010-1223 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 29,...more

Classen v. Biogen Idec et al. – The Latest Installment in the Patent-Eligibility Arena

On August 31, 2011, the Federal Circuit issued its long-awaited decision in Classen Immunotherapies, Inc. v. Biogen Idec et al. The case was remanded by the Supreme Court back to the Federal Circuit with instructions to...more

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