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Lawyer: European M&A Could Rise Despite Risks
Patent Series: Protecting inventions
Trademark Series: Use-based trademark protection
Trademark Series: Protecting your mark from becoming generic
Trademark Series: Matching your commercial strategy
Trademark Series: Building a global brand
License to travel: how regulation is benefiting business abroad
Cohen: Cyprus Is Not A Template For Future Restructurings
Release of new book on the 'Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act"
Lessons Learned from the Parker Drilling DPA and Ralph Lauren NPA
Lessons Learned from the BizJet Executives FCPA Enforcement Actions
Sullivan & Cromwell's M&A Hotline is Ringing
Weekly Brief: $350K in Wine Leads to $14M Lawsuit
Buchheit: Cyprus Could Need a Second Bailout
Consultant: BigLaw Growth is NOT Dead!
Bill on Bankruptcy: How Purchasers of AMR Stock Made a Killing
SEC News - Five Year Enforcement Limitation, FCPA Charges for Foreign Nationals, More...
Could A US-EU Free Trade Deal Harm The WTO?
Weekly Brief: New DOJ Tact Pushes Bank Subsidiaries To Admit Guilt
Aquila: M&A Looking Up in 2013; "The Negatives Are Built In"
[P]ermitting state courts to adjudicate disparagement cases (involving alleged false statements about U.S. patent rights) could result in inconsistent judgments between state and federal courts [but] this possibility of...more
In This Issue:
Comments on New AIA Rules; Implementing the New Micro Entity Status at the U.S. Patent Office; Obama Administration Focuses on Chinese Trade Secret Misappropriation; and Tiffany & Co. v. Costco Wholesale...more
Lawsuits brought in the U.S. that result in judgments against Chinese companies often have problems with enforceability, unless the Chinese company has assets in the US or assets in another country that enforces US judgments....more
Two new criminal laws underscore the value of trade secrets as a critical asset to a corporation. These new laws, the Trade Secrets Clarification Act (TSCA) and the Foreign and Economic Espionage Penalty Enhancement Act...more
In This Issue:
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Supreme Court Finds That “First Sale” Doctrine Applies to Works
Joint Actors as It Relates to Method Claim Infringement; Federal Circuit Ruling Clears Way...more
On Tuesday, the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, Victoria Espinel, published a notice in the Federal Register "requesting any recommendations for legislative changes that would enhance enforcement against,...more
On 24 January 2013, the Internal Market and Consumer Protection committee of the European Parliament endorsed a new Regulation 5129/2013/EC setting out customs procedures for goods suspected of infringing intellectual...more
Trade secret protection expanded to include products or services "used in or intended for use in interstate or foreign commerce."
On December 28, 2012, President Barack Obama signed into law the Theft of Trade Secrets...more
In the quest to compete and survive, small businesses should embrace all opportunities for revenue growth available to them. One of the largest potential customers in the world is the US Government. Small businesses have a...more
The Internet has created a number of challenges for rights holders and the law. The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) – a plurilateral agreement that seeks to establish worldwide standards for enforcing Intellectual...more
The industry for remanufactured printer/toner cartridges has flourished for years as users purchase replacements from third party suppliers who fill a need and offer print supplies at prices significantly lower than those...more
MBL of America's reply brief in support of its motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction or, in the alternative, dismiss for improper venue, emphasizes that jurisdiction cannot be predicated on the fact that...more
In This Issue:
- Dealing in Hidden Risk: Agency and Fiduciary Liability in the Dealer-Seller Relationship 3
- Censorship: Silencing Art 7
- Quick Update - Consigned Art and Bankruptcy 11
- Thinking About...more
MBL of America's motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction seeks to dismiss the German plaintiff's attempt to manufacture jurisdiction in New York against Arizona and California defendants, where no sales are...more
In This Issue:
Legal Business Names Quinn Emanuel "US Law Firm of the Year"
QE's Appellate and Antitrust Practices Ranked Top in the Nation
Star Trial Lawyer William Burck...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
Inside this issue:
1 Considerations for Software Patent Claims in the United States, Europe, and Canada
1 Where (and Even When) Does KSR Belong in Obviousness Arguments?
11 While Not Right for Every Invention, Trade...more
Global business imposes on potential investors significant restraints in ensuring and understanding the laws of the countries in which business investment is sought. Not least of their problems is the manner in which...more
(Lead counsel: Michael A. Charish, Esq.) SolarTech brought this action against J-Fiber for multiple breaches of a Patent and Technology Information License Agreement, dated May 22, 2003 (the “License Agreement”),
Appellate court reverses lower court decision finding that multi-million dollar patent infringement lawsuit should proceed against Hong Kong based defendant over objection of defense counsel Kavon Adli that there were...more
Plaintiff is a major supplier of folding chairs which arranged for manufacturing of chairs by defendant, located in Taiwan, to its proprietary specifications and based on proprietary technologies and know-how. The defendant...more
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