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Regional and national laws are increasingly focusing on the specific steps that companies should take to protect trade secrets. In the 1996 World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights...more
Every medtech inventor is looking for the same things—to make a difference for patients, fill an unmet medical need…and maybe, just maybe, become a successful public company or an in-demand acquisition target.
I’ve been involved in many cases where it is alleged that someone violated his or her non-compete agreement or misappropriated the company’s confidential information or trade secrets. Often, the key issue has been not what...more
As discussed in our previous posts, startups are about capitalizing on ideas, contacts and experience. In the early stages of a startup or pre-startup, founders often socialize their business plan and details about their idea...more
Many who enjoy champagne have noticed that their favorite cuvée has quietly changed its label. Many of the world’s bottles of bubbly now indicate that they contain “sparkling wine” when they used to be “champagne.” Those who...more
A reading recap - the most well-read IP posts on JD Supra for the first week of July, 2015.
In this Issue:
- IRS Issues Guidance on Portability:
The IRS recently issued final regulations that provide guidance on the federal estate and gift tax applicable exclusion amount, in general, as well as the...more
Recent years have seen a wave of efforts to control frivolous patent-infringement lawsuits perpetrated by so-called patent trolls. These started with the America Invents Act of 2011 and have been followed by the Patent Law...more
The recent 12th Annual State of the Research Triangle Region event highlighted the innovation economy in North Carolina and particularly the Research Triangle area as a “smart region.”...more
Crowd Funding ImageThis is the second in a 3-part series about the use of crowdfunding in health and biotech start-ups. We started with the story of a tech start-up which set records for funding through a Kickstarter...more
Patent protection is an investment in technology. Like other investments, it can be expensive and uncertain. But for a technology startup, patent protection can also yield an outsized return by attracting investors,...more
If you run a tech company, should you invest in foreign patent protection? On one hand, worldwide patent protection can be incredibly valuable, especially for a product with a worldwide market. On the other hand, obtaining...more
Business method patents have a checkered history. They were once very much in vogue—numerous such patents issued, and many of them were litigated. Then, about two years ago, Congress enacted a special procedure that made it...more
This season’s finale of Silicon Valley provided Richard with only the briefest moment of victory before he once again faces losing Pied Piper. First, the arbitrator rules that because Richard used a Hooli computer while...more
Just four years ago in 2011, President Obama signed the America Invents Act (AIA) into law. Since the enactment of the AIA, there has continued to be steady pressure for further reform. In 2013, the Innovation Act was...more
District court dismisses breach of contract and breach of guaranty claims in first amended complaint against Warner Bros. based on Oscar-winning motion picture "Gravity," holding that plaintiff Terry Gerritsen, author of...more
Breaking up is hard to do, in business as in life. Take the story of ‘T’ and ‘M.’ Fresh out of school, T had the vision for a clothing line. The line would be a blend of two cultures, just like its creator: Peruvian and...more
The answer is (surprise!) “yes.”
There are a number of ways in which antitrust law is relevant to emerging and non-dominant companies. Those firms may:
Need to deal with the dominant firms in their markets,...more
Health care startups are expected to attract billions in venture capital in the next few years. Despite the pace and excitement this surge of investment creates, these next-wave digital disruptors need to keep three legal...more
In one corner, we have Code §368(a)(1)(F) which generally allows for a corporation to move from one jurisdiction to another without triggering gain or other immediate adverse income tax consequences. The purpose is to allow...more
Do your employees understand the importance of intellectual property (IP) to your company and steps that they should be taking to protect it? Do they recognize that exposing proprietary information, such as product...more
Many Patent Owners have attempted to divert IPR challenges by arguing that all real parties-in-interest were not identified in the Petition. Almost all of those efforts have failed. That is what makes Paramount Home...more
Do you know your IPR from your PGR from your CBM?
Partner Bob Steinberg explains some of key Patent Trial and Appeal Board acronyms and introduces The Book of Jargon® – Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) now available...more
The success of your new venture depends on avoiding costly and time consuming patent litigation. Mature companies often engage patent counsel to provide “freedom to operate” opinions with respect to specific products or...more
When I attended the ABA Legal Tech Show in Chicago a few months ago in the hopes of learning more about legal technology, I was taken aback at just how easy and inexpensive it is for employers to protect trade secrets on...more
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