Post-Grant Insights: The Preparation and Pace of the PTAB
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Controlling the Cost of Patent Litigation
Post-Grant Insights: The Impact of PTAB Appeals on the Federal Circuit
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Post-Grant Insights: Key Considerations in PTAB Oral Hearings
Post-Grant Insights: What claims to include in your PTAB petition
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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
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Mattocks v. Black Entertainment Television LLC -
USDC, S.D. Florida, August 20, 2014 -
District court grants defendant BET summary judgment in suit brought by creator of Facebook Fan Page that promoted BET...more
Plaintiff Fleet Engineers, Inc. ("Fleet") develops, manufactures, and sells after-market products for the trucking industry. Defendant Tarun Surti, the president of Mudguard Technologies, LLC ("Mudguard"), owns a mud flap...more
A recent Connecticut Superior Court case demonstrates that all is not lost for an employer when a former employee without a non-compete or a non-solicitation covenant leaves and competes. Wentworth, DeAngelis & Kaufman, Inc....more
In This Issue:
- Redskins Trademark Cancelled - Q&A with Bean, Kinney & Korman
- Knowing When and Why to Maintain Your Trademarks
- Tortious Interference in Virginia - Improper Methods...more
Trade secret misappropriation cases often are won or lost quickly and early at the preliminary injunction stage of the case. However, today we report on the results of a slow moving, long-running trade secret case that...more
Standards Governing Business Claims Under 93A
¦ Higher standard applies for business plaintiffs.
More decisions confirm that a business plaintiff must make a higher showing of defendant wrongdoing in order to...more
A Texas Court of Appeals upheld a jury's determination that a seismic map of an underground natural gas field retained its trade secret status, despite the fact that the owner gave the map to the alleged misappropriator and...more
Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell won a major victory in his groundbreaking effort to use state law to crack down on “patent trolls.” In State of Vermont v. MPHJ, LLC, the Vermont federal court has rejected the...more
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has explained that under Minnesota law it is inappropriate to apply the test for the tort of misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information when the issue is...more
Copyright in Canada is a function of the Copyright Act - without that law, there would be no copyright. How does Canadian copyright law interact with the copyright law in other countries?
In Active Operations...more
Judge Totenberg remanded the case brought by TransCardiac Therapeutics, Inc. (“TransCardiac”), against Ajit Yoganathan, Ph.D, Jorge H. Jiminez, Ph.D., Vinod H. Thourani, M.D., Emory University, Georgia Tech Research...more
On January 10, 2014 Ganz USA LLC (“Ganz”) of Marietta, Georgia and Noelle LLC (“Noelle”) of Cannon Falls, Minnesota (collectively, "plaintiffs") filed a complaint against Transpac Imports, Inc. (“Transpac”) of Vacaville,...more
Where a technology license carries with it an obligation to pay royalties based on revenues, how does the licensor determine if the revenues are accurately reported? The sales are known to the licensee, but the licensor has...more
Over the past year, both the legislative and executive branches of the federal government have expressed increasing support for legislation and other measures targeting patent litigation abuse by non-practicing entities...more
Angelica Textile Services, Inc. v. Park, No. D062405 (October 15, 2013): A California Court of Appeal recently held that claims of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and unfair competition are not “displaced” or...more
In this Issue:
- New Developments
- U.S. Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Patent Agreements That Postpone the Sale of Generic Drugs Violate Antitrust Laws
- Direct Purchasers Have Standing to Bring Antitrust...more
I’ve written many times about Section 16600 of California’s Business & Professions Code which, with limited exceptions, voids covenants not to compete. See TRO Issued Enjoining Breach Of Non-Compete Agreement Clauses, No...more
In a case whose facts plainly compelled the outcome, California’s Fourth Appellate District held on October 15, 2013 in Angelica Textile Services, Inc. v. Jaye Park, No. D062405 that a claim for trade secret misappropriation...more
Previously, we posted about Governor Peter Shumlin signing into law Vermont’s first-in-the-nation (and so far only-in-the-nation) patent troll legislation helping Vermont businesses protect themselves from bad faith patent...more
A company that has filed a series of cases alleging infringement of a patent has found itself named as a defendant sued under the federal Racketeering and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). The case, FindTheBest.com, Inc. v....more
In almost all corporate transactions, the first piece of written documentation the parties exchange and execute (after a non-disclosure agreement) is a letter of intent or term sheet (“LOI”), which is intended to summarize...more
An outline of privacy law that cites to potential causes of action, whether common law or statutory, with a focus on New York law....more
The prospect generator’s worst nightmare is presented in Southwestern Energy Production Co. v. Berry-Helfand and Muncey. I will over-simplify the facts: Hefland and Muncey toil for years generating James Lime prospects in a...more
“I need a timeline.” This is how litigators often start in asking for legal graphics. This start to the graphics conversation makes sense because timelines are perhaps the most common type of legal graphic, and the most...more
Mere Employment Not Enough Consideration for Non-Compete Provision
Being employed for less than two years is not sufficient consideration for enforcing a non-compete agreement in Illinois, a state appellate court...more
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