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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
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
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
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
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- Revisions to Federal Non-Party Subpoena Power (Rule 45): Streamlining and Simplifying Outdated Procedures, Effective December 1, 2013
Attorney John Delehanty, Member of Mintz Levin's Intellectual Property Practice, explains the benefits of using mediation to resolve patent disputes. ...more
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
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
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
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
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently addressed whether a “patent aggregator” (a.k.a. “anti-troll”), which is an organization formed by operating companies to protect against “non-practicing...more
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
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
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
In this Issue:
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
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.
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
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
In This Issue:
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
“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
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
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
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
In my post last week about the risks and liabilities of under taking fundamental changes to a business without proper legal advice, I glazed over an important issue covered in the AmericareHealthcare Servs. v.Akabuaku, 2010...more
“We venture into the world of motocross racing to determine whether federal trademark law protects a motorcycle apparel company's use of a stylized 'O' on its products.”
So begins the Ninth Circuit?s August 24, 2009,...more
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