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Class Action Litigation Reform – Interview with Dan Pascucci, Member, Mintz Levin
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Due to the complexity of Australian patent litigation, it can take more than 18 months for a patent dispute to be finally determined by a judge. This is more than enough time for an infringing competitor to irreversibly...more
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On a reference from the Supreme Court of Austria, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has held that ISPs may be ordered to block their customers’...more
In This Issue:
- MODERNISATION OF THE TRADEMARK SYSTEM: Is Europe on the cusp of trademark law reform?
- FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE: Brand owners face unique challenges in Russia
- DETAINING COUNTERFEIT GOODS: New...more
Unfair acts connected to imported "articles" are unlawful under Section 337. The U.S. International Trade Commission – the agency tasked with administering Section 337 – recently ruled that data transmissions from abroad are...more
On April 11, 2014, according to a press release, the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware issued a preliminary injunction barring Medtronic, Inc. from selling its CoreValve TAVI product to most new customers in...more
The U.S. International Trade Commission has reaffirmed its power to ban electronic transmissions (such as pirated films or software) from the United States where those transmission infringe an intellectual property right or...more
The Court of Justice of the European Union (the CJEU) last week upheld the system of website blocking injunctions in place in Austria, following a reference from the Austrian Supreme Court in the case of UPC Telekabel v...more
On March 27, 2014, the highest court in the European Union—the Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU)—decided that copyright owners have the right to seek injunctions against Internet service providers (ISPs)...more
Germany's data protection laws, already known as one of the strictest in the world, are facing an even stricter approach when Federal Minister of Justice Heiko Maas on February 11, 2014 announced a new draft bill that would...more
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In Kilopass Technology, Inc. v. Sidense Corp., Appeal No.13-1193, the Federal Circuit vacated and remanded a denial of a motion seeking an award of attorneys’ fees....more
By the judgment rendered on 22 October 2013 in the Belgian version of the long-lasting The Pirate Bay saga, the Belgian Court of Cassation (Belgium’s Supreme Court) confirmed the lawfulness of a far-reaching injunction order...more
Earlier this summer, the Obama administration dealt a blow to Standard-Essential Patent (SEP) holders by reversing an International Trade Commission (ITC) exclusion order granted in favor of an SEP holder. This action...more
This year AIPPI Executive Commettee meeting will take place in Helsinki, starting on Saturday 7 September. Among the issues that will be studied and discussed, the introduction of grace period for patents (Q233), the degree...more
Cyber attacks against U.S. entities—including theft of assets, vandalism of property, interference with business transactions, and misappropriation of trade secrets — have proliferated over the past few years. Cyber attack...more
The U.S. International Trade Commission recently published the final public version of its June 4, 2013, decision, which states that there is nothing in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 that precludes the Commission from...more
The Privacy Amendment (Privacy Alerts) Bill 2013 was introduced into Parliament on 29 May 2013. Having been recommended by the Senate Committee report tabled on 24 June, it appears that Parliament intends to pass the Bill...more
The U.S. International Trade Commission has issued an exclusion order barring importation of certain older model Apple products for infringing a Samsung patent. The case is significant because the infringed patent was...more
In This Issue:
News from the Bench:
- Six Ways to Sunday: Recent Federal Circuit Opinion Highlights Uncertainty in the Patent Eligibility of Computer-Implemented Inventions
- The Federal Circuit Affirms...more
Defenses based upon a patentee’s failure to provide reasonable and non-discriminatory (RAND) license terms are becoming a bigger issue and more common as more patentees sue companies on patents they claim are essential to...more
The White House today issued a fact sheet on high-tech patent issues, recommending seven legislative actions and taking five executive actions. According to the White House’s statement, innovators continue to face challenges...more
*News from the Bench:
- First Sale Doctrine Applies To Copyrighted Works Lawfully Made Abroad.
- Dissenting Federal Circuit Judges Abide By The Akamai Standard.
- More On Joint Infringement and The Akamai...more
In This Issue:
*News From The Bench:
- Claim Construction: “Only One” Or “More Than One.”
- No Need To Include Claim Construction in Design Patent Infringement Complaint.
- CAFC Finds That Adapting...more
In This Issue:
- Back to the Future: Fed Circuit Affirms Doctrine of Equivalents for Later-Arising Computer Technology.
- Federal Circuit to Revisit §101 Issues Relating to Computer-Implemented Inventions.
In late June, Apple won one of the many battles that it is waging against one of its fiercest rivals - South Korea’s Samsung, manufacturer of the Galaxy line of smartphones and tablets. Riding the wave of Google’s Android...more
In an eagerly-awaited judgment, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has held that the first sale doctrine applies to digital copies of software sold in the European Union or European Economic Area.
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