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ITC Section 337 – Quarterly Highlights

by Hogan Lovells on

The Trump Administration’s Potential Impact on ITC Section 337 Cases - Most project the Trump administration as less inclined toward continued patent reform, more pro-patent, and certainly more trade protectionist, than...more

Trump Meets Xi: Will They Talk Cybersecurity?

President Trump has repeatedly claimed that his predecessor was weak on China. But at least with respect to cybersecurity, the facts don’t support that charge. In 2015, “following all-night negotiations,” Robert Silvers...more

Obama Administration Antitrust Enforcers Take Last-Minute IP Licensing Actions

by Holland & Knight LLP on

As the Obama Administration drew to a close, its antitrust enforcers took two actions of note for those involved in intellectual property (IP) licensing. The first, the joint release by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)...more

A Closer Look at Cybersecurity Legislation and Regulations in the US and Abroad - United States

by WilmerHale on

Legal Framework - Summarise the main statutes and regulations that promote cybersecurity. Does your jurisdiction have dedicated cybersecurity laws? The United States generally addresses cybersecurity...more

Patent Troll Legislation: Oregon State Courts Curb Abuse of Patent Laws by NPEs

by Lane Powell PC on

Patent trolls, or more politely, Non-Practicing Entities (NPEs), are firms that collect “license” fees on patent rights by threatening lawsuits. Rarely do NPEs make any products, provide any services or operate any systems...more

Update on Anti-Patent-Troll Laws

by Field Law on

Yesterday draft “anti-patent-troll” legislation was put forward in Washington. This is part of a ground swell of opposition to illegitimate patent demand letters from so-called patent assertion entities (PAEs), or “patent...more

President Obama, Judge Rader, and Patent Trolls

President Obama and the Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit struck a one-two punch in the fight against patent trolls this week....more

Beyond Trolling the Trolls: White House Acts to Curb Abuse by Patent Assertion Entities

by Bracewell LLP on

Earlier this year, President Obama addressed frivolous patent suits in a Google+ hangout session, commenting that Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs) "don't actually produce anything themselves" and assert patents "to...more

White House Issues Executive Actions and Legislative Recommendations Aimed at Patent Assertion Entities

Recognizing a problem that has long plagued Silicon Valley technology companies, on June 4, 2013, President Barack Obama issued executive actions and legislative recommendations "to protect innovators from frivolous...more

Instapundit: America's IP Laws Need to be "Pruned Back"

by Bloomberg Law on

May 24 (Bloomberg Law) -- Under current intellectual property law, a consumer who unlocks his or her own cellphone can be convicted as a felon. Law professor and Instapundit founder Glenn Reynolds says such a scenario is...more

Latest Legislative Attempt on Reverse Payment ANDA Settlements

On February 9th, Congressman Bobby Rush (former "defense minister" of the Black Panther Party and representative for the Illinois 1st Congressional District; at right) joined Congressman Henry Waxman (below) in...more

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