What Does the Supreme Court Ruling in Alice v. CLS Mean to a Software Entrepreneur?
Bill Beutler on Editing Wikipedia
Inter Partes Review Appeals: What You Need to Know
The AIA Has Moved the Cheese
Emerging Markets: Opportunity, Risk, and What it Means for Brand Protection
How is Graphene Currently Used and What is the Hope for the Future?
Derivation Proceedings: What You Need to Know
What is Graphene? Fenwick Patent Attorney Has the Answer
Examining Trends in Worldwide Design IP Filings
Two Tips for Inventors Filing Patent Applications
Track One and the Patent Prosecution Highway
The Intersection Between Intellectual Property Law and Employment Law
Lessons from Nautilus v. Biosig at the Supreme Court
Examining the Impact of the Supreme Court's Limelight v. Akamai Decision
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 72-interview with Michael Rasmussen
The Evolution of Trade Secret Damages
The Art of Communicating to a Jury
The Evolution of Patent Damages
The Changing Landscape of Intellectual Property in China
How does the IPR Process Work?
In Southern California Darts Association v. Zaffina, the Ninth Circuit held that a corporation, whose charter had been suspended by the state of California in 1977, had standing in 2012 to sue and to own trademarks as an...more
The Supreme Court’s ruling against broadly claimed software patents in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank leaves many questions on patent eligibility unanswered, which means the controversy and confusion over the scope of patent...more
Can an unincorporated association own a trade mark and enforce trademark rights under the Lanham Act? The Ninth Circuit says that it can. (Southern California Darts Association v. Zaffina, No. 13-55780, 2014 U.S. App. Lexis...more
A recent case in the California Court of Appeals underscores the dangers that await venture capital firms brave (or foolish) enough to fund companies in the midst of internal disputes. In American Master Lease LLC v Idanta...more
In the second video of a three-part series, Fenwick attorney Paul Smith talks about the growing anticipation surrounding this strong, conductive and flexible material.
Why the excitement? Simply put, graphene is easy. It’s...more
The technology and life sciences communities alike have been raving about new "wonder material" graphene for the past year. From applications for wearable devices to the creation of lightweight, bendable televisions and...more
The intense patent activity in graphene stems from its enormous technological and commercial potential. But because much of the territory underlying the graphene cross-roads has already been claimed, patenting graphene poses...more
How do you prove someone is breaking the law, if the technology they are using to do so didn’t even exist when the law was written?...more
Companies of all sizes find it increasingly difficult to avoid claims of patent infringement being raised against them. Often these claims come in the form of a notice letter, but what are notice letters, and more...more
Many startup companies want to change the world with their great new ideas – but, in an effort to raise funds, some jeopardize their ability to protect those great new ideas with patents. This doesn’t have to happen. With a...more
Our panel of Knobbe Martens partners hosted a complimentary and informative webinar to discuss the state of software and hardware IP protection and enforcement.
Challenges to obtaining broad software and hardware IP...more
Today, the Maryland Court of Appeals issued its highly anticipated decision in Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc. v. Comptroller of the Treasury; Future Value, Inc. v. Comptroller of the Treasury. The court held that under the...more
Today, the Maryland Court of Appeals held that Maryland may tax out-of-state Delaware holding companies that license patents to their parent company, which was doing business in Maryland. Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc. v....more
What’s the biggest mistake startup entrepreneurs make with respect to their intellectual property, and what can they do to fix it? That’s the question we recently put to IP attorneys writing on JD Supra, knowing that the...more
There are many legal principals behind names of companies and their products and services. It is common for new businesses to check with the North Carolina Secretary of State to make sure no one else has their name. This is...more
In This Issue:
- Minority Shareholder Rights in Virginia
- Revisions to Federal Non-Party Subpoena Power (Rule 45): Streamlining and Simplifying Outdated Procedures, Effective December 1, 2013
In a recent ruling, the Virginia Department of Taxation determined that payments made by a taxpayer to an affiliated corporation were not "royalty" payments and should not have been added back to the taxpayer’s Virginia...more
Understanding what and when decisions need to be made can help companies ensure a smooth MLP IPO process.
The number of master limited partnerships (MLPs) has grown significantly over the past five years, increasing...more
Shearman & Sterling partner Richard Hsu explains the building blocks of a typical technology partnering deal: equity investment, technology development, licensing, manufacturing and distribution...more
When it comes to year-end planning, what's the one thing most small business owners don't do but should?
That's the question we put to attorneys writing on JD Supra, knowing that the diversity of insights would make...more
In this Guide:
- Guide to Starting a Corporation
- Venture Capital for High Technology Companies
- Angel/Seed Financing Survey – 2012: Internet/Digital Media and Software Industries
- Trends in...more
Generally, the owners, officers and employees of a corporation or limited liability company are not personally liable for the actions or conduct of their companies. However, a recent decision by the United States District...more
Chicago-based partner Cathy Birkeland explains why companies might choose the dual track Mergers and Acquisition (private confidential auction process) and Initial Public Offering process over single track.
Chicago-based partner Cathy Birkeland explains the dual track Mergers and Acquisition (private confidential auction process) and Initial Public Offering process.
- Filing a registration statement
- Finding a buyer while...more
In your experience working with startup entrepreneurs, what's the one mistake they make time and again?
The answer to that question of course varies greatly, depending on whom you ask - and, for legal perspective, we...more
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