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IPR Privity Analysis Includes Post-Complaint Period - VMWare, Inc. v. Good Technology Software, Inc.

Clarifying the privity requirement for inter partes review (IPR) petitions, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB or Board) explained that privity should be determined looking at the...more

Untimely Presentation of Updated Mandatory Notice Is Not a Cause for Termination - Valeo North America, Inc. v. Magna Electronics...

Addressing a petitioner’s untimely Updated Mandatory Notice following a merger, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (PTO) Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB or Board) denied a patent owner’s motion to terminate an inter...more

Court Endorses FTC Authority To Require Special Reporting for Pharmaceutical Licenses

A federal court has endorsed the Federal Trade Commission’s authority to adopt regulations under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act that target specific industries. In Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America v....more

Are the Regulators Coming after the Patent Trolls?

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

FTC and DOJ Explore Role of Patent Assertion Entities in the Patent Innovation Market

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

BLG Monthly Update for August 2012

Exotic dancer slips and falls, negligent handling of human remains and the usual neat contracts cases -- all this and more in the BLG Monthly Update for August!...more

Spring 2012 Eye on China Newsletter

Legal News: Eye on China Quarterly Newsletter is part of our ongoing commitment to providing legal insight to our clients as they successfully navigate the complex and ever-changing legal and regulatory environment, whether...more

Canadian Patents: Importance of Registering Assignment

This is a review of a recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, which has implications for Canadian patent owners and assignees. The case is Verdellen v. Monaghan Mushrooms Ltd. The facts are that...more

Is Your Company's Website Revealing International Trade Law Violations?

Is your company's website revealing international trade law violations?...more

China Life Sciences - December 2011

In this issue: Investor Q&A; Implications of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act for Chinese Life Science Companies; Frequent Issues Arising in Acquisitions of China Life Sciences Targets; and Key Regulatory...more

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