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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"
Next Step in Airline M&A: Cross-Border Deals
More Law Firm Mergers in 2013
Transaction Monitoring Under the FCPA
The Corporate Law Report: First-to-File Patents, Hiring for Cultural Fit, Roth Conversions Post-Fiscal Cliff, and Global Corporate Insights
Federal Economic Espionage Act Overview
The Eli Lilly FCPA Enforcement Action-Lessons Learned
*News from the Bench:
- First Sale Doctrine Applies To Copyrighted Works Lawfully Made Abroad.
- Dissenting Federal Circuit Judges Abide By The Akamai Standard.
- More On Joint Infringement and The Akamai...more
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*News From The Bench:
- Claim Construction: “Only One” Or “More Than One.”
- No Need To Include Claim Construction in Design Patent Infringement Complaint.
- CAFC Finds That Adapting...more
In This Issue:
- Back to the Future: Fed Circuit Affirms Doctrine of Equivalents for Later-Arising Computer Technology.
- Federal Circuit to Revisit §101 Issues Relating to Computer-Implemented Inventions.
In late June, Apple won one of the many battles that it is waging against one of its fiercest rivals - South Korea’s Samsung, manufacturer of the Galaxy line of smartphones and tablets. Riding the wave of Google’s Android...more
In an eagerly-awaited judgment, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has held that the first sale doctrine applies to digital copies of software sold in the European Union or European Economic Area.
News that Canadian band In-Flight Safety has been subject to postings of its songs on YouTube being removed by the service for purported copyright infringement ("Maritime band battles to keep music on YouTube") means a timely...more
Standard setting is considered an inevitable process nowadays. It enables the interoperability of products and services from different vendors. The telecommunication sector, for example, is heavily penetrated by standards,...more
As the average duration of outsourcing contracts continues to become shorter, the issue of exit grows in importance. By tradition, best practice in negotiating exit terms has been: plan it early, and work hard to make it...more
Hermes International SCA (www.Hermes.com), maker of Birkin handbags and silk scarves, recently won a judgment that includes $100 million in damages against 34 websites that sold fake copies of its luxury goods on websites...more
The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is the latest and most far-reaching attempt to harmonize intellectual property enforcement and strengthen anti-counterfeiting efforts across the globe. As of May 2012, the...more
Internet Service Providers (“ISP”) that typically provide video-sharing platforms, online shopping websites, or online digital libraries such as Baidu, Youku, and Tudou in China face increased penalties for intellectual...more
Since the bankruptcy filing of MF Global on October 30, the brokerage firm’s creditors have started to take action to recover their losses. These include suing the company’s advisers, searching for assets overseas and seeking...more
In this issue: Facebook, Inc. v. Teachbook.com LLC, 2011 WL 4449686 (N.D. Ill. Sept. 26, 2011); GoPets Ltd. v. Hise, 2011 WL 4394353 (9th Cir. Sept. 22, 2011); Hart v. Elec. Arts, Inc., 2011 WL 4005350 (D.N.J. Sept. 9, 2011);...more
Domestic industries in the U.S. now have a powerful tool to protect their trade secrets against international misappropriation. The tool – the International Trade Commission's ability to block imports – perhaps has been there...more
IP LEGAL NEWS AND UPDATES
Senate Passes Patent Reform;
Louboutin Gets the Boot: S.D.N.Y. Judge Denies Motion for Preliminary Injunction in Trademark Dispute Over Signature Red Soles;
CyberSource Decision Raises...more
The Montreal Gazette ran an editorial today regarding Bill C-11 (the Copyright Modernization Act) (The Gazette's View: Bringing copyright law into the 21st century), which contains a glaring factual error regarding statutory...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
In This Issue:
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (GENERAL) IPO Consultation: Setting The Limit on The Value of Claims Heard in The UK Patents County Court
PATENTS Persons Skilled in the Art: Obviousness and Sufficiency;
In This Issue:
1 Practicing a Standard Can Be Used to Prove Infringement
2 Angiotensin Receptor Blocker Not Obvious Under Lead Compound Doctrine
3 Successor to U.S. Subsidiary Liable for Predecessor’s...more
Appearing before the European Parliament in Brussels, EPIC President Marc Rotenberg urged the adoption of a comprehensive framework to protect the flow of personal data between the United States and the European Union. Citing...more
A long-awaited judgment by an English court could have significant implications for the IT industry, both in the United Kingdom and globally. It also shows where to go if you want to get your dog an MBA.
In finding that...more
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