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Attorney Julian Crump, Managing Member of Mintz Levin's London, UK office, talks about the differences between patent laws in the US and the EU and the importance of identifying those differences at the outset of the...more
On the same day last week, two rival rubber resin companies issued press releases — each claiming legal victory in the same trade secret dispute....more
In This Issue:
- News From the Bench -
.. The en banc Court Speaks On Divided Infringement, But Not With One Voice.
.. Can Recent Conflicting Decision On The Patent Eligibility of Business Methods Be...more
Adopting the European Patent Convention (EPC) and establishing the European Patent Office (EPO) – thereby allowing for a single application for a “European patent” (which is more precisely a bundle of national patents which...more
On July 3, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that a sale of a digital copy of software exhausted the copyright owner's exclusive distribution rights to the copy under Europe's first sale doctrine. As a...more
The Federal Circuit recently clarified the scope of review that the Court affords appeals from the International Trade Commission (ITC). In General Electric Co. v. U.S. Int’l Trade Comm'n, No. 2010-1223 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 29,...more
In a case of first impression, a U.S. bankruptcy court charged with enforcing the rights of a foreign insolvency administrator against assets in the United States has held that foreign insolvency law may not be invoked to...more
Recent decisions by appellate courts in Canada and the United States highlight the sharp conflict in judicial application of the statutory "utility" requirements under the patent laws of those countries. The decisions...more
A divided appeals court in Washington ruled in favor of the U.S. Treasury Department's refusal to renew a Cuban company's trademark for "Havana Club" rum. The decision is the latest development in a long and bitter dispute...more
The enactment of this new law is intended to upgrade and systematise the existing Chinese conflict laws, in order to help parties to international civil and commercial transactions choose the proper governing laws, and to...more
A recent UK decision highlights the difficulties in protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights outside the United States....more
ACTA Consolidated Text....more
Bakalar v. Vavra was the first Holocaust-Era art case ever tried in a US federal court. The Second Circuit determined that New York, rather than Swiss law, should apply to a case where Fritz Grunbaum, a prisoner who was...more
Local laws can affect online business models in unexpected and dramatic ways, as demonstrated by the string of lawsuits brought by luxury brand manufacturers against eBay in the United States and various countries in the EU....more
IN THIS ISSUE:
*France Approves Pulling Plug on Online Pirates
*Google to Permit Trademark Terms in Search Ads
*California Courts Shut Out Spam Suits
*American Apparel to Pay Woody Allen $5 Million Over Ad Spat...more