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Kimble v. Marvel Changes How Patent Licenses Should Be Drafted and Also Diligenced in Transactions

In 1990, Stephen Kimble obtained a patent for a toy that allowed children and adults to shoot “webs” from the palms of their hands. Kimble met with the president of Marvel Enterprises, Marvel Entertainment’s predecessor, to...more

Locating Time Frames for the Hypothetical Negotiation

In determining a reasonable royalty for patent infringement damages, district courts often use the hypothetical negotiation analysis: that is, what is the royalty rate that the patent owner and the infringer would have agreed...more

What Does the Supreme Court Ruling in Alice v. CLS Mean to a Software Entrepreneur? [Video]

The Supreme Court’s ruling against broadly claimed software patents in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank leaves many questions on patent eligibility unanswered, which means the controversy and confusion over the scope of patent...more

When a Non-binding Term Sheet Becomes Binding

Tire-kickers, prevaricators and those who might otherwise agree on a term sheet with little intention of closing the deal beware: A “non-binding” term sheet is sometimes binding....more

Intellectual Property Bulletin - Fall 2012

In This Issue: - Court Declines to Dish Out Preliminary Injunction in Commercial-Skipping Case Despite Likelihood of Infringement - Free and Open-Source Software Diligence in Mergers, Acquisitions, and...more

Canadian Patents: Importance of Registering Assignment

This is a review of a recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, which has implications for Canadian patent owners and assignees. The case is Verdellen v. Monaghan Mushrooms Ltd. The facts are that...more

Update: Oracle Refuses Significant Damages Reduction, Still Dazzled By Potential Billion-Dollar Verdict

When last we looked in on the dispute between Oracle and SAP after SAP’s acquisition of TomorrowNow revealed some unfortunate baggage in the form of extensive copyright infringement, Oracle was flush with a $1.3...more

Intellectual Property News- Spring 2010

IN THIS ISSUE: Function Follows Form-Enforcement of Restrictive Covenants After Company Acquisition May Hinge on Structure of the Deal; Federal Circuit Holds USPTO Miscalculating Patent Term Adjustments; Big 12 Expansion (of...more

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