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New Federal Law Protects Trade Secrets

A company’s trade secrets are its lifeblood, but they are valuable only if they remain secret. Faced with a growing rise in theft from foreign hackers, nation states, and rogue employees, trade secret owners now have a new...more

California Employment Law Notes - July 2016

Employer Is Entitled To Recover $4 Million In Attorney's Fees From EEOC - CRST Van Expedited, Inc. v. EEOC, 578 U.S. ___, 136 S. Ct. 1642 (2016) - The EEOC filed suit against CRST (a trucking company) alleging...more

President Barack Obama Signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act

On May 11, 2016, President Barack Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) 2016. The DTSA provides a federal right of action for the misappropriation of trade secrets. Unlike previous actions, whereby an entity could...more

Defend Trade Secrets Act Becomes Law, Opening Federal Courts to Aggrieved Companies

For the first time, companies have a federal private right of action for misappropriation of trade secrets. The Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”), signed by President Barack Obama on May 11, 2016, applies to any...more

UK: Copyright- Music industry seeks review of law allowing fans to copy music

The UK Government is facing a Judicial Review challenge over a failure to include compensation provisions in the recently introduced private copying exception to Copyright....more

Inter Partes Review Not Stayed, Despite Looming Patent Ownership Trial

Symantec Corp. v. RPost Commc’ns Ltd. - Addressing a motion to stay an inter partes review (IPR) by the patent owner, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB, the Board) denied the...more

Motion to Stay Pending Inter Partes Review Denied Where Plaintiff Had Prevailed in Previous Inter Partes Review

In this patent infringement case, Plaintiff, CTP Innovations, LLC ("CTP") sued V.G. Reed and Sons, Inc. ("Reed") to stop Reed's alleged infringement of two United States patents, which pertain to systems and methods of...more

50 For 50: Five Decades Of The Most Important Employment Discrimination Decisions - Number 50: What Happens When a Boss “Likes” An...

As we conclude this 50 For 50 series, we look to the future of employment law. As we see it, the biggest change in the workplace has been the emergence of social media. According to recent surveys, nearly three-quarters of...more

Apple v. Samsung: District Court Denies Samsung's Emergency Renewed Motion for Stay Pending Reexamination of Apple's Patent

In the continuing battle between Apple and Samsung, Samsung recently filed an emergency motion to stay pending reexamination of an Apple patent. To analyze whether the stay was appropriate, the district court provided an...more

Guggenheim Capital v. Toumei

Reply Brief of Appellant David BirnbaumNew York

This is the reply brief in an appeal concerning the question of whether it is proper for a court to enter, as a sanction for litigation non-compliance, a default judgment and a seven-figure statutory damages award against a...more

Boarding School Review, LLC v. Delta Career Education Corp.

Reply Memorandum of Law in Support of Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim under FRCP 12(b)(6)New York

Plaintiff operates a website called Community College Review. It received multiple cease and desist letters, which escalated in the severity of their threats, from counsel for certain institutions about which routine,...more

The International Trade Commission: A Powerful Alternative for Patent Holders

What does a patent holder do when component parts that infringe one or more of its patents are imported into the United States? Traditionally, the answer has been to send the manufacturer or importer a cease-and-desist letter...more

Ascentive, LLC v. Opinion Corp.

Opinion and Order Denying Preliminary InjunctionNew York

Opinion and order denying the motions by Ascentive, LLC and Classic Brands, LLC for a preliminary injunction censoring consumer complaint about the companies on the website. The companies' legal...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

COICA: Big IP "supersizes" it

The proposed new IP-enforcement law, COICA, is meant to be address a very real problem. But it threatens to cause its own set of new problems, and ignores the real reform of IP law that Congress continues to sidestep in...more

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