Read Intellectual Property Law updates, alerts, news, and legal analysis from leading lawyers and law firms:
Bill on Bankruptcy: Lehman Test Case on Judicial Nullification
Are Human Genes Patentable? Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Myriad Case
AIA Impact on Start Up Capital
Video Sharing App Vine Hit with Takedown Notice from Prince
Can You Patent Human Genes? ACLU Says No
AIA Impact on University Innovation and Tech Transfer
'Gray Market' Lawyer: Congress Won't Change Copyright Laws
Oral Arguments Before the USPTO Patent Trial & Appeal Board
Patent Office Litigation Update: Impact on Timing
The Perfect Patent Office Litigator
Patent Office Litigation Update: Lessons Learned from Contested Proceedings at the USPTO
The Ska / DuClaw Trademark Dispute Over EUPHORIA, Trademark Lessons for the Craft Brewer
Harlem Shake's Copyright Issues
PTAB Judges and Hearings at the USPTO Satellite Offices
Craft Beer Boom in Michigan
Patent Office Litigation Update: Stays at the U.S. District Court
Study Reveals Alarming Statistics On Theft and Employee Misuse of Company Data
Unlocking Your Cell Phone Is Now Illegal, but Not for Long
Safeguards against Data Security Breaches (Part One)
The Decision Maker's Guide to Contested Proceedings Under the American Invents Act
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My cell phone rings at 6:30 on a Friday evening. It's the CEO of a client company and she is panicked. Hysterical. It turns out she was doing some "old-fashioned" investigating by performing Google searches on herself and the...more
If you work with startups as I do, one of the first issues is choosing the company or product name.
I have worked with countless marketing companies that advised their clients to “be descriptive” when selecting the...more
Watch our latest Corporate Law Report for a round of executive speed dating, law firm style. Included in the mix: FICA tax changes in 2013; veganism as a religion (and what that means for the workplace); overtime hours;...more
Many businesses fail to recognize that their original website content is valuable intellectual property and fail to take steps to adequately protect that content from being stolen or misused by a competitor. With little cost...more
In This Issue:
- National Security’s Business Impacts
- Why Netflix Shouldn’t Back Down
- Class Certification
- The SEC Gets Its Groove Back
- The Story Of Fragrances
- NACD Boardvision
Provides in-house counsel and executives a top-level video overview of some of the key corporate news items we are following on JD Supra this week. In this episode we look at:
Mobile app privacy policies in light of news...more
The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced the release of revised “Green Guides” on October 1, 2012. The Green Guides are intended to help marketers avoid making misleading environmental claims.
The Green Guides are...more
One of the first things an attorney does when representing a client in a particular matter is interview witnesses to learn the facts of the case, or have an investigator do such on their behalf. The attorney will almost...more
Building strong relationships between your company’s in-house corporate counsel and outside counsel is crucial to developing trust, effective representation, and retention to meet your corporate needs.
The keys to doing so...more
Software and technology licensing fees are often tied to the number of users or devices that access an application or database. More users, or more devices, will often mean higher licensing fees.
The terms and conditions...more
Watch out Silicon Valley. Startups in Los Angeles County generated impressive growth in venture capital deals during the third quarter of 2012. According to an article in the October 22, 2012 edition of the Los Angeles...more
A bill currently winding its way through the California Legislature would limit the ability of an employer to request that an employee provide access to the employee’s personal social media accounts.
AB 1844 “would...more
In the on-line magazine The Wrap, Partner Frank Scibilia, a member of Pryor Cashman's Litigation, Intellectual Property and DIgital Media Groups, discusses the legal implications of using copyrighted music in political...more
In this issue:
- What to Expect When You're Selling Your Company – Indemnification
- Consummated Mergers: It Ain’t Over 'Til the Fat Lady Sings
- FCC Orders TV Stations to Post Their Political Files...more
The Internet has created a number of challenges for rights holders and the law. The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) – a plurilateral agreement that seeks to establish worldwide standards for enforcing Intellectual...more
A recent Arizona court decision serves as a reminder for businesses that have layered corporations in an attempt to isolate liabilities that they need to maintain each of these entities as if they were stand-alone companies....more
Originally published in InsideCounsel.com on July 25, 2012.
Introduction - Intellectual property crimes are on the rise because they are highly lucrative and historically there has been little criminal enforcement...more
Under California law, Civil Code, Section 3426.1(d), trade secrets are defined:
“‘Trade secret’ means information, including a formula, pattern, compilation, program, device, method, technique, or process, that:
Congress has been struggling with cyber security issues for several years, most recently in connection with the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 (CSA2012).
CSA2012 is an attempt to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure...more
Recent legislation authorized the US Patent Office to open three regional offices. A new regional office has already opened in Detroit and, according to a recent article in the Los Angeles Business Journal, numerous cities...more
Despite increasing cyber attacks, significant losses from operational downtime, and further governmental regulation, companies are still not taking measures for basic responsibilities for cyber governance, or even securing...more
From a legal business development standpoint, the advice is not good. For clients, the advice can be invaluable. Rather than wait to be attacked online and then sue, be proactive. If the attack comes, consider fighting...more
Incorporating the use of social media and online networking sites into an association's larger communication, membership, or marketing strategies raises a number of potential legal risks and liability issues for the...more
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