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
Although an inter partes review (IPR) can be a powerful weapon to challenge a patent, it comes with a key limitation: a petition for IPR cannot be filed more than one year after the requester has been "served with a complaint...more
In This Issue:
- Washington Federal Court Denies Motion To Hold Defendants In Contempt Of Consent Judgment For Trademark Infringement:
A federal judge in Seattle has denied a franchisor’s motion for a contempt...more
Commission Confirms Licensing-Based Domestic Industry Must Be Tied To Article That Practices Asserted Patent In 841 Investigation –
On January 9, 2014, the Commission issued an Opinion in Certain Computers And...more
In This Issue:
U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Class Arbitrations; ADR CONVERSATIONS; ADR News & Case Updates; DOMESTIC FOCUS - Handling the Oncoming Tide of Generic Top-Level Domain Name Disputes; GOOD WORKS - Innovative...more
Microsoft is dropping its new console, the Xbox One, just in time for Christmas this year. The official unveiling occurred last month and reviews have been . . . mixed. The most controversial aspects of the console were...more
Changing Nature of IP Disputes -
Intellectual property (IP) rights have become a truly international phenomenon. Technology is constantly changing. So too are the ways in which businesses seek to protect proprietary...more
"[A]n ITC order terminating an investigation on the basis of an arbitration agreement [is] an appealable final determination under 19 U.S.C. § 1337(c) [over which the Federal Circuit has] jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. §...more
Recent rulings by Russia’s Supreme Arbitrazh (Commercial) Court (SAC) have clarified dispute resolution procedural issues in Russian courts. In particular, the following resolutions were adopted...more
In a dispute over whether an arbitrator has authority to grant a video game developer and publisher a perpetual license in the intellectual property as a remedy for the developer’s fraud and breaches of contract, the Fifth...more
The number of IP disputes resolved in mediation has continued to increase as more attorneys make efforts to find a speedy resolution and cut litigation time and cost for their clients. Only a small percentage of costly patent...more
Domain-name registrants who sit on their rights rather than go after trademark infringers do so at their peril. In a case decided last July, an arbitrator for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) held that a...more
After 113 days, the NHL lockout ended with the NHL and its players association reporting that they have reached a tentative deal. Although they say that a lot of i's need to be dotted and t's need to be crossed, it looks as...more
The U.S. Supreme Court has weighed in again on employer-employee arbitration agreements, this time holding that disputes over the enforceability and enforcement of non-competition and confidentiality covenants in contracts...more
I’ve shied away from writing about the Apple-Samsung patent verdict, in part because I don’t know the details of the patents involved or the evidence that went to the jury. And so I offer no opinions on the specific...more
In This Issue:
- Firm News:
Quinn Emanuel Continues to Build Out International Arbitration Practice and Quinn Emanuel Hosts U.S.-Style Mock Jury Trials in Taipei and Seoul
- Main Article:
We have reviewed a few decisions relating to arbitration clauses in intellectual property license agreements (see here). Courts in the US have shown that they are willing to uphold arbitrator’s decisions. What is the law in...more
Many intellectual property license agreements refer disputes to arbitration under an arbitration clause. After the arbitrator renders a decision, can that decision be appealed to court? Or is it final and binding on the...more
This 2010 case is a good reminder that courts will give effect to arbitration clauses if that’s what the parties have chosen in their license agreements.
- In PRM Energy Sys., Inc. v. Primenergy, LLC, 592 F.3d 830...more
On May 2, 2012, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed S.B. 383, replacing Part 2 of the Georgia Arbitration Code pertaining to international transactions with a new Georgia International Commercial Arbitration Code, O.C.G.A. §...more
Last month, in Promega Corp. v. Life Technologies Corp., the Federal Circuit affirmed a decision by the District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin granting a motion to compel arbitration by Invitrogen IP Holdings,...more
Mediating a non-compete and trade secrets dispute is different than mediating general commercial disputes. This is particularly true early on in litigation. Non-compete cases are front loaded by nature and get expensive...more
In This Issue:
- Liquidator Ordered to Disclose Documents to Creditor for Use in Arbitration
In Sunwing Vacation Inc v. E-Clear (UK) plc  EWHC 1544 (Ch), 3 June 2011, the U.K. High Court of Justice Chancery...more
In “the latest installment in a contentious litigation”, defendant Research In Motion recently obtained an order granting its motion to dismiss plaintiff Eatoni's claims that RIM violated Section 2 of the Sherman Act and...more
Server licensing often can be a complex undertaking.
Christopher Barnett, of intellectual property and technology law firm Scott & Scott, LLP, discusses a number of complicating factors to keep in mind when analyzing...more
In our technology-driven world, nothing may be more important strategically or monetarily than intellectual property. Accordingly, the acquisition and assertion of patents have become vitally important to protect innovation...more
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