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Patent Infringement Defense Leveraging Contested Proceedings
Implementing a Counterfeit Enforcement Program
Design Patents: New Implications from the Hague Agreement
Patent Litigation and the Proposed Innovation Act of 2013
Developing a Business Strategy that Deters Counterfeiters
Protecting Trade Secrets When Employees Depart
Polsinelli Podcast - Conducting Business in China
Are there going to be new generic top level domains available in the future?
Beastie Boys Sue; Law Prof's 'Head Spins'
Polsinelli Podcast - Generic Drugs to Market - What's the Climate in 2014?
The Building Blocks of a Technology Deal
Emerging Strategies for Protecting Global IP Rights
Starting a new business? Intellectual Property 101 Presented by Prof. Islam & PA Thomas Lewry
Warranty vs. Indemnity
What should my company be aware of when launching a new website?
Demonstratives in Post-Grant Proceedings
Video: Claim Contruction in Post-Grant Proceedings
The U.S. Commerce Department recently announced its plan to transition oversight of the non-profit Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which manages Internet domain names and addresses, to a...more
New market exclusivity opportunities emerge for pharmaceutical companies.
In draft guidance released by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) on February 24, 2014, the Agency proposed changes to its...more
March 16, 2014, marks the eighteen-month anniversary of the inter partes review ("IPR") system of challenging issued patents at the Patent Office. We thought that this would be an appropriate time to look back at the last...more
As we near the fourth anniversary of the enactment of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act, which established the first abbreviated approval route for follow-on biologics in the United States, multiple federal...more
In a long-awaited decision, the Federal Circuit ruled en banc to uphold the the de novo standard for appellate review of claim construction issues, which was previously established in another en banc decision, Cybor Corp. v....more
While Patent Owners have finally succeeded in having claims survive an inter partes review proceeding, no Patent Owner has yet to find the magic formula that successfully navigates a motion to amend. In a Final Written...more
In this issue:
- Hotfile Case Will Shape Copyright Law Online
- Pacific Coast Marine Windshields Ltd. v. Malibu Boats, LLC et. al.: Federal Circuit Decision Confirms Application of Principle of Prosecution...more
Presented with a challenge to patent term adjustments as determined by the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) under 35 U.S.C. § 154(b), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that post-allowance delays are ...more
Fixed-dose combination drug products are becoming increasingly important in the treatment of patients with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and infectious disease. Within the last two decades, the U.S. Food and Drug...more
In a Federal Register Notice dated February 24, 2014, the U.S. FDA announced a draft guidance for industry that will provide a 5 year NCE exclusivity period to fixed-combination drug products that include at least one new...more
The Federal Circuit’s recent decision in Fresenius USA, Inc. v. Baxter Int’l, Inc., illustrates the potential value of challenging a patent's validity through administrative proceedings in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office...more
Attorney Jim Cleary, Member of Mintz Levin's Intellectual Property Practice, discusses the elements of a successful patent application....more
Attorney Jeremy Glaser, Co-chair of Mintz Levin's Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Practice, discusses the shift to angel investors in initial financing rounds as venture capital funds move towards later-stage funding. ...more
Below is a top ten pocket guide for the top ten laws any operation (social, e-commerce, IP/UGC driven, etc.) needs to be familiar with now and for the foreseeable future. Having this at the ready won’t necessarily make you...more
The Obama Administration issued a Report earlier this month, entitled "Administration Strategy on Mitigating the Theft of U.S. Trade Secrets," that sets forth its efforts to prevent trade secret misappropriation. The Report...more
The United States Patent and Trademark Office announced its intent earlier this month to form a “Software Partnership” with the software community in order to enhance the quality of software-related patents (the “Notice”)...more
Congress recently took new steps to protect trade secrets, which are generally defined as all forms or types of financial, business, scientific, technical, economic, or engineering information that the owner has taken...more
The USPTO promotes the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) as a way to “fast-track” a U.S. patent application when a corresponding foreign application has been allowed, or when a corresponding PCT application has received a...more
The 112th Congress saw a lot of activity focused on new and changing technologies, but few legislative breakthroughs. Early in the year, there was significant activity around intellectual property and online piracy issues,...more
On Jan. 15, 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit decided that the FCC lacked the statutory authority to adopt its 2003 encoding rules, which limit the output and copy restrictions that can be applied...more
If it was ever in doubt as to whether an application for an extension of a pharmaceutical patent term could be late filed after the due date, this recent decision would seem to have removed it, clarifying that late filing is...more
Anyone trying to stop Chinese counterfeiters learns almost immediately that most of the information that would ordinarily identify China-based owners of a URL or website is false. That makes it costly or impossible to...more
On January 9, 2013, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued its first decision in a Covered Business Method Patent Review (CBM) proceeding, instituting the trial on all claims requested.
The decision issued in...more
The Chinese State Food and Drug Administration (“SFDA”) announced a plan for regulatory reform (“Reform Plan”) and is soliciting public comments through January 15, 2013. The Reform Plan sets forth the following key strategic...more
Infringement! Litigation! Legislation! There is never a dull moment in the wonderful world of intellectual property law, and 2013 will be no exception....more
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