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Hallmark Recovers $47 Million for Theft of Greeting Card Market Research, Eighth Circuit Says Ok

A fascinating, salacious trade secrets case out of the Western District of Missouri and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals...more

Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue, Giving Someone Trade Secrets Injures the Owner, and Using Them Does Too

How do two companies end up liable for nearly $50 million in damages relating to confidential, trade secret materials? Like many romances gone awry, this tale arose from actions taken under cover of secrecy that did not look...more

Judge Stark overhauls patent practices in District of Delaware: 10 key changes

The same day he took the reins as Chief Judge for the District of Delaware, Judge Leonard P. Stark substantially overhauled his patent practices. Effective with all cases filed on or after July 1, 2014, Judge Stark...more

Petrella v. MGM: Supreme Court Recognizes Limits on Laches

The word “laches” is from French, meaning “remissness” or “slackness.” One of the familiar equitable defenses, laches developed in chancery to prevent unreasonable delay in pursuing a right or claim, lest that delay prejudice...more

In Da (Trade Secrets Theft) Club: $15 Million Judgment Against Rapper 50 Cent

The rapper known as “50 Cent” stole trade secrets to the tune of $15 million, an arbitrator found. A filing in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida earlier this month disclosed the final award...more

Intellectual Property Newsletter - June 2013

In This Issue: *News from the Bench - Unanimous Supreme Court Ruling on Gene Patentability: Natural DNA “No”/ cDNA “Yes” - CAFC Reverses Denial of Permanent Injunction Based on Perceived Future...more

IP Update, Vol. 16, No. 5, May 2013

Patent Exhaustion Rejected: Patented Seed Purchaser Has No Right to Make Copies: Bowman v. Monsanto Co. - In a narrow ruling that reaffirms the scope of patent protection over seeds, and possibly over other...more

Patent Watch: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH v. Genentech, Inc.

On May 10, 2013, in Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH v. Genentech, Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Rader, Dyk, Reyna*) affirmed the district court's denial of Genentech's motion to enjoin Sanofi from...more

Arbitrator’s Creative IP Remedy Upheld Because It Furthered “General Aims Of Agreement”

In a dispute over whether an arbitrator has authority to grant a video game developer and publisher a perpetual license in the intellectual property as a remedy for the developer’s fraud and breaches of contract, the Fifth...more

Litigation Costs Are Monopolization Damages

In the ongoing Apple v. Samsung war, on June 30, 2012, Judge Lucy H. Koh of the Northern District of California denied Samsung’s bid for summary judgment on the basis that Apple had failed to offer any evidence of antitrust...more

Draft Amendment to China's Copyright Law

The Copyright Law of the People’s Republic of China (“Copyright Law”) came into effect on June 1, 1991, and has since been followed by two rounds of revisions. The first round of revisions was in order to accommodate China’s...more

Canadian Domain Name Decisions & Stats

This month marks the 25th year of operations for the .CA domain, Canada’s country-code top-level domain (ccTLD). It was originally allocated to John Demco, an employee of UBC, who operated the domain on a volunteer basis...more

Quinn Emanuel Business Litigation Report -- January 2012

In This Issue: Firm News: - Kathleen Sullivan Wins Gould Award for Outstanding Appellate Advocacy - Manisha Sheth Named “Top Minority 40 Under 40” - Trial Lawyer Stephen Swedlow Joins Quinn...more

Intellectual Property Dispute Resolution in the UK

What to do if someone appears to infringe your patent, copyright, design, trade mark or other intellectual property right or accuses you of infringing his or her rights? Litigation is expensive in England and Wales and...more

IP Update, Vol. 14, No. 2, February 2011

IN THIS ISSUE: Patents: Predictable Variations of Simple Mechanical Technology May Be Obvious, Even in the Face of Structural and Operational Differences; Judges Squabble Over the Interpretation of Claims in Light of the...more

January 2011 Litigation Update

Summary of successful results from the last quarter of 2010....more

Confidentiality Agreement

A general purpose confidentiality agreement. Such an agreement would be suitable for discussions between joint adventurers or between an inventor or entrepreneur and a possible investor. This draft spells out the...more

What's My Mug Doing In Your Coffee

California Supreme Court's decision in the case of RUSSELL CHRISTOFF v. NESTLE USA, INC., came down on August 17, 2009. It raises a question about the applicability of the "Single Publication Rule" to labels, like labels on...more

Should Estoppel Stop You From Requesting Inter Partes Reexamination?

Inter partes reexamination offers an attractive supplement (or even alternative) to litigation for challenging the validity of a patent. Unlike ex parte reexamination, inter partes reexamination advantageously enables a third...more

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