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Judge Andrews permits Microsoft’s SEP-based antitrust claims against InterDigital to proceed (Microsoft v. InterDigital)

On April 13th, Judge Andrews in the District of Delaware issued an Order that denied InterDigital’s motion to dismiss Microsoft’s Complaint that alleged violation of antitrust laws based on InterDigital’s enforcement of...more

PRC Anti-Unfair Competition Law (Draft Amendment 2016)

On February 25, 2016, China’s Legislative Affairs of the State Council (“SCLAO”) released the Draft Amendment of PRC Anti-Unfair Competition Law (“Draft Amendment”) and started to solicit public comments on the Draft...more

Main Developments in Abuse of Dominance Enforcement

Latham lawyers provide an overview of recent developments in case law and practice in the field of abuse of dominance in Europe. Please see full Article below for more information....more

Texas Supreme Court Considers Whether Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act Can Keep Corporate Representatives From the Courtroom

In December 2014, Schlumberger subsidiary M-I LLC (d/b/a M-I SWACO) filed a writ of mandamus with the Texas Supreme Court over a trade secrets case decided in Harris County District Court. In its writ, M-I SWACO alleged that...more

M&A Team News - January 2016

Here is a look back at the top M&A developments that affected deal-making last year and a look forward to our expectations for 2016....more

[Insert Your Trademark Here].sucks – Is Your Brand at Risk?

In recent years, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the non-profit entity responsible for maintaining the Domain Name System of the Internet, has begun to introduce hundreds of new top-level...more

Manufacturing Matters (UK) - Edition 11

Welcome to Manufacturing Matters, DLA Piper’s specialist publication providing a round-up of legal news, sector updates and commentary for clients and contacts engaged in the manufacturing sector. The UK Manufacturing...more

CJEU Rules Maximum Cartel Fine Applies Only to Infringing Subsidiary Turnover and Reduces Fine by €17 Million

On 4 September 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) confirmed that the maximum fine of 10 per cent of turnover imposed on the infringing subsidiary of a non-infringing parent company should be calculated on...more

Combating Counterfeiting: How Owners Can Protect Their Brands

Counterfeiting is the practice of manufacturing and/or selling goods, usually of inferior quality, under a brand name without the brand owner’s permission. The damage from counterfeiting is extensive and far-reaching and...more

ITC: Protecting Intellectual Property in the US – Interview with Joe Hameline, Member, Mintz Levin [Video]

Attorney Joe Hameline, Chair of Mintz Levin's Litigation Practice, talks about the increasing role of the US International Trade Commission in protecting intellectual property in the United States....more

United States Supreme Court Victory for St. Louis-Based Monsanto

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a unanimous opinion, has held in favor of Monsanto on a patent infringement suit arising from the St. Louis-based company's Roundup Ready soybean seeds. Monsanto invented and patented a genetic...more

CHINA 20/20 Legal & Regulatory Developments - August 2012

In This Issue: - China’s 12th Five Year Plan for Strategic Emerging Industries - 12th Five Year Plan for Foreign Capital Utilization and Overseas Investment - NDRC Issues Draft Measures for Approval of Foreign...more

Russian Legal Update - February 2012

In This Issue: p1 WTO Membership Will Provide Needed Boost to Investment Climate in Russia p3 UPDATED – Russian Foreign Strategic Investments Law: a Step Forward on the Way to Liberalization or a...more

Franchising - what can a franchisee do if things go wrong?

Following on from my article on the franchise agreement I consider what a franchisee can do if his franchise fails despite his or her best efforts. The franchise agreement is likely to contain a term that enables the...more

Patent Reform Law Contains Key Provision Which Benefits Banking Community

The major provision of the Act that has significant impact for financial institutions is Section 18, which creates a post-grant review procedure within the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) for certain...more

China Regulation of Business, Trade and Competition Bulletin

This month's China Regulation of Business, Trade and Competition Bulletin offers updates on the following developments: State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) Publishes Draft Amendments to Patent Compulsory Licensing...more

GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS - Much Expectation yet No Law in Sight for Kenya

Geographical Indications is a subject that has gained a lot of prominence in the recent times, particularly within the World Trade Organization (WTO). This article looks at what is happening in Kenya in regard to this...more

Advertising Law - September 28, 2010

In This Issue: *Tony DiResta to Tackle the Legal Nuances of Corporate Blogging at Upcoming WOMMA Event *Pepsi Not “Friends” with Band War *FDA Warns Electronic Cigarette Makers *eBay Wins Again: Tiffany's Suit...more

10 Common Mistakes that Business Owners Make

By Donald W. Hudspeth The following is an outline of a lecture I have given to the Edson Institute at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona as well as the Arizona Small Business Development Center and The...more

Supreme Court Reaffirms Conspiracy Risks Of Joint Ventures

On May 24, 2010, the United States Supreme Court held, in American Needle, Inc. v. National Football League, et al., that the NFL, its teams, and intra-league ventures, are not a single enterprise for the purposes of Section...more

Domain Disputes

Domain Dispute Resolution including overview, cease and desist letter, Lanham litigation, and ICANN UDRP....more

Royalties and the Law

Summary of the grievance procedures for American music performance rights organizations ASCAP, BMI and SESAC....more

DOJ Shows Flexibility, Creativity in Settling Biotech Merger

A recent settlement in a biotech merger case may signal a greater willingness by DOJ to accept remedy provisions it previously would have rejected, especially to resolve vertical issues in industries heavily dependent on...more

Antitrust and Trade Regulation Briefing By Robert K. Taylor

IN THIS ISSUE: *HIGHLIGHT ..U.S. Supreme Court Addresses Manufacturer Price Discrimination *RECENT DEVELOPMENTS ..Joint Venture Pricing Scrutinized ..Supreme Court Rules on Patent Tying ..Drug Companies Sued Over...more

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