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Strategies for Pharma Companies Facing Bass-Like Challenges in IPR Proceedings

Kyle Bass is at it again. On April 20, 2015, Bass filed his sixth inter partes review (IPR) Petition against a patent covering Pharmacyclics, Inc.’s cancer drug, IMBRUVICA®. Then, on April 22, 2015, Bass filed his seventh IPR...more

Pennsylvania Tax Developments - A Reed Smith Quarterly Update: March 2015

This is a brief update on recent Pennsylvania tax developments. Governor Wolf’s FY16 Budget Proposal—combined reporting and more On March 3, Gov. Tom Wolf (D) presented his first budget address as Pennsylvania’s 47th...more

Derivative Action Stayed Pending $228.9M Appeal

When a company receives an adverse judgment holding it responsible for hundreds of millions in damages, shareholder derivative suits often follow. A typical claim is that had the board exercised proper oversight, the company...more

Ninth Circuit Allows Delinquent Corporation To Sue And Own Trademarks

In Southern California Darts Association v. Zaffina, the Ninth Circuit held that a corporation, whose charter had been suspended by the state of California in 1977, had standing in 2012 to sue and to own trademarks as an...more

Unincorporated Associations Can Protect Unregistered Trademarks Under The Lanham Act

Can an unincorporated association own a trade mark and enforce trademark rights under the Lanham Act? The Ninth Circuit says that it can. (Southern California Darts Association v. Zaffina, No. 13-55780, 2014 U.S. App. Lexis...more

Venture Capital Firm Liable For "Aiding And Abetting" Breach Of Fiduciary Duty

A recent case in the California Court of Appeals underscores the dangers that await venture capital firms brave (or foolish) enough to fund companies in the midst of internal disputes. In American Master Lease LLC v Idanta...more

Gore Decided: Unitary Nexus Rejected; Economic Substance Test Clarified

Today, the Maryland Court of Appeals issued its highly anticipated decision in Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc. v. Comptroller of the Treasury; Future Value, Inc. v. Comptroller of the Treasury. The court held that under the...more

Business Law Newsletter - January 2014

In This Issue: - Minority Shareholder Rights in Virginia - Revisions to Federal Non-Party Subpoena Power (Rule 45): Streamlining and Simplifying Outdated Procedures, Effective December 1, 2013 - Common...more

Patent Mediation – Interview with John Delehanty, Member, Mintz Levin  [Video]

Attorney John Delehanty, Member of Mintz Levin's Intellectual Property Practice, explains the benefits of using mediation to resolve patent disputes. ...more

The Supreme Court: Cases to Watch in the October 2013 Term

This week marks the first Monday in October, which for Supreme Court watchers is a holiday: the start of a new term. While not everyone gets that excited about the new term, there are several cases that the Court intends to...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

Bernstein Shur Business and Commercial Litigation Newslette #31

We are pleased to present the 31st edition of the Bernstein Shur Business and Commercial Litigation Newsletter. This month, we highlight cases and news addressing the inclusion of binding forum selection clauses in corporate...more

IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update for Motion Picture Studios and Television Networks -- June 20, 2013

EMI Entertainment World, Inc. v. Karen Records, Inc., U.S.D.C., New York, June 10, 2013 - District court vacates $100,000 judgment for copyright infringement, finding that parent company did not have standing to bring...more

In re Novell, Inc. S’holder Litig., C.A. No. 6032-VCN (Del. Ch. Jan. 3, 2013)

In this memorandum opinion, the Court of Chancery denied defendants’ motions to dismiss with respect to Plaintiffs’ bad faith claims. The Court’s decision was based on its finding that the complaint stated a “reasonably...more

IP Attorneys: A Guide to Effective, Engaging Graphics for Patent Litigation

Apple’s recent victory over Samsung in their patent infringement case had to be one of the most closely watched intellectual property cases ever, and trial graphics played a decisive role in shaping juror and public opinion....more

Non Disclosure Agreement NDA N.D.A.

A comprehensive NDA to be used with most mutual business arangements that involve the sharing of intellectual property for the purpose of business, marketing, product, development, et. al....more

Business Litigation Report -- May 2012

In this Issue: *Firm Awards: Managing IP Honors Charles Verhoeven as IP Practitioner of the Year; Ivan Marisin Receives Top Ranking in Russia; and Eric Winston Named “Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer” for 2012...more

Court Applies Alter Ego Doctrine to Deny Motion to Dismiss For Lack of Personal Jurisdiction

An Arizona district court recently relied on the alter ego doctrine to deny a motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction in a case involving breach of a partnership agreement and trademark infringement. The...more

"Delaware Corporations May Be Able to Transfer Patent Cases Out of Delaware District Court More Easily"

In a recent precedential decision, the Federal Circuit granted mandamus relief and ordered the transfer of a patent case from Delaware, the defendant’s state of incorporation, to the Northern District of California. In re...more

Last Month at the Federal Circuit - July 2011

In this issue: Bayh-Dole Act Does Not Automatically Vest Title to Federally Funded Inventions in Federal Contractors; 35 U.S.C. § 282 Requires That an Invalidity Defense Be Proved by Clear and Convincing Evidence, but a Jury...more

IP Update, Vol. 14, No. 6, June 2011

In This Issue: Patents: Supreme Court Affirms Clear and Convincing Standard of Patent Invalidity Proof; Actual Knowledge an Element of § 271(B) Inducement, but Willful Blindness Will Suffice; Even Under Bayh Dole,...more

INGENUITY 13 LLC v. John Doe

ORDER ISSUING SANCTIONS (against Porn-Trolling legal collectives)

“The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.” —Spock, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982). The legal behavior in the porno-trolling collective was controlled by several attorneys, under whom other individuals...more

IP Update - Supreme Court Argument Preview

In the last weeks of February, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in the first two patent cases of the 2010-11 term. The first case, focuses on induced patent infringement, with implications for patent owners and...more

Litigation Wire - January 2011

In This Issue: Opening the Floodgates: The Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Provisions’ Impact on Corporate America . . . Page 1, 8-9 Recent Cases Demonstrate Risks of Sharing Online Users’ Data with Third Parties. . . Page...more

International Legal News - December 2010 - Volume 7, Issue 2

New York, December 17, 2010 - It is with great pleasure we announce the publication of the next issue of the International Legal News. The International Lawyers Network is a highly successful group of independent,...more

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