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
Why Choose the Dual Track Process?
Claim Amendments in Post-Grant Proceedings
Due Diligence in Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Transactions
International Patent Laws – Interview with Julian Crump, Managing Member, Mintz Levin's London, UK Office
Court Stay Factors in Concurrent Post-Grant Proceedings
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 Management...more
The regulatory lid is about to come off domestic commercial use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (“UASs”). When that happens, like a vacuum, the U. S. commercial market will seek to deploy every viable system. In the rush to...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
In Experience Hendrix L.L.C. v. HendrixLicensing.com LTD, Nos. 11–35858, 11–35872 (9th Cir. Jan. 29, 2014), the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the constitutionality of Washington State’s Personality Rights Act (WPRA),...more
China’s eagerly anticipated amendments to its trademark law come into force on May 1, 2014. This new legislation aims to modernize and streamline the trademark process, strengthen trademark enforcement and make trademark...more
D'oh! Simpsons Voice Actor Scores Big Win in Baseball Character Suit
Popcorn, peanuts, character and voice rights in one jam-packed action for declaratory relief!
Thank you for joining us on this sunny day at...more
What is IP in the Bankruptcy World? -
In bankruptcy, intellectual property (IP) licenses are considered property of the bankruptcy estate, and a bankrupt party can do a variety of things with these licenses. It is...more
How important is the DREAM ANGELS brand to Victoria’s Secret?
Victoria’s Secret has a robust portfolio of federally-registered trademarks to protect the DREAM ANGELS sub-brand for undergarments and a line of personal...more
Dick’s Sporting Goods has sued Modell’s Sporting Goods and its prominent fourth-generation CEO, Mitchell Modell, claiming Modell brazenly visited a Dick’s retail location and impersonated a Dick’s executive to unlawfully gain...more
On January 22, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Medtronic, Inc. v. Mirowski Family Ventures, LLC.1 The Court held that the burden of persuasion for proving patent infringement remains with the patentee in a...more
In recent years there has been a remarkable expansion of antitrust enforcement in the area of intellectual property (IP). This trend is illustrated by an increasing willingness of the European Commission (the Commission) and...more
Last Thursday, Sen. McCaskill, along with Sen. Rockefeller, introduced the "Transparency in Assertion of Patents Act" (S. 2049). Of course, several other bills are currently pending in the Senate that have been introduced by...more
The Alabama Supreme Court’s recent decision in Brown v. Michelin North America, Inc., (Case No. CV-11-902482), provides useful guidance to manufacturers on the precautions that should be taken to safeguard proprietary...more
Oregon has now become the second state to take aim at non-practicing entities (NPEs), more colorfully called “patent trolls,” with laws addressing patent enforcement. On February 25, 2014, the state attorney general...more
The creation of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) within the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) as a forum for hearing challenges to the validity of issued patents has attracted significant interest from...more
What are SDOs?
Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) are organizations that develop standards that allow for interoperability and/or interchangeability between products of different companies. SDOs have become quite...more
Goodwin Procter’s Business Litigation Reporter provides timely summaries of key cases and other developments within dedicated Business Litigation sessions and related courts throughout the country – courts within which...more
Earlier this month, New York’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a “groundbreaking settlement” agreement with MPHJ Technology Investments, LLC (“MPHJ”), a company many (including the Mr. Schneiderman) deem a...more
By now, you’ve probably heard the agonized shrieks of your friendly neighborhood copyright lawyer, decrying the Ninth Circuit’s opinion Garcia v. Google. If you haven’t had the time or inclination to read the opinion, here is...more
Copyright law is lagging behind reality due to the interminable development in the field of modern technology. This widespread prejudice is confirmed by a study recently released on behalf of the European Parliament (the...more
I. INTRODUCTION -
Nobody likes trolls — those mythical creatures, “considered dangerous to human beings,” who hide under bridges waiting to prey on unsuspecting travelers. Like their mythological namesakes, patent...more
In This Issue -
..Kathleen Sullivan Featured in December 2013 The American Lawyer Cover Story
..Quinn Emanuel Named to BTI’s 2014 “Client Service A-Team” Honor Roll
Patent Owners finally received some good news after a string of pro-Petitioner rulings by the PTAB that saw all challenged claims wiped out in the first 8 Final Written Decisions by the Board. In Microsoft Corp. v....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
Last week, the White House announced new executive actions characterized as initiatives “to combat patent trolls and further strengthen our patent system and foster innovation.” This marks a continuation of the White House’s...more
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