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The Italian Government recently approved the “patent box”, a tax relief system for the incomes deriving from the exploitation of industrial property.
This could be a good news. Around 6 months ago we campaigned for...more
For a drug discovery start-up, patent protection of the intellectual property underlying the commercialization pursuit is critically important. If the company is a university or research institution spin-out that obtained...more
Many biotech ventures begin life as an invention conceived by a scientist/professor working in a laboratory at a federally-funded university or scientific institute. The intellectual property underlying such inventions is...more
The Federal Circuit recently decided its second case on the issue of staying a district court patent infringement litigation pending Covered Business Method (CBM) review. In Benefit Funding Systems v. Advance America Cash,...more
In the weeks since the Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Supreme Court decision, we have been watching patents and applications fall left and right due to use of that case's more stringent test regarding patent-eligibility. This test...more
Last week, in a complaint dated August 8, 2014, plaintiffs commenced a lawsuit in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas against Financial Engines, Inc. and Financial Engines Advisors L.L.C. asserting a...more
I was once interviewed live on Bloomberg radio at some god-awful hour in the morning, following a 30% drop in the share price of Ely Lily resulting from a negative decision in a patent case by the U.S. Court of Appeals in the...more
In 2012, in light of the Euro crisis and uncertainty of a double dip recession, DLA Piper launched the first Tech Index survey. This was to review the perceptions and attitudes of European technology growth in light of market...more
We analyzed the terms of venture financings for 124 companies headquartered in Silicon Valley that reported raising money in the fourth quarter of 2013....more
U.S. and European antitrust agencies had similar enforcement priorities last year, a trend we expect to continue in 2014. Nonmerger enforcement will continue to focus on intellectual property, financial services and...more
2013 was an incredibly active year for social media legal issues. Below are selected highlights on some of the more interesting legal issues that impacted social media, along with links to reference material relating to the...more
In This Issue:
- About our mining sector
- Take or Pay Contracts, a double-edged sword
- Africa Rising
- Protect, Respect and Remedy – Human Rights and the Mining Industry
- Mine Your Own...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
Welcome to the November 2013 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
On the anticorruption front, a Swiss tech company’s former exec is charged in the US...more
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) may have given banks, financial institutions, and retailers more access to a powerful new tool to fight weak patents.
A recent Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) decision...more
Synopsis: Historically, to complete a foreign exchange payment at a Chinese bank as part of a technology or intellectual property agreement, various registrations (with local Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”), the Patent Office...more
Attorney Jeremy Glaser, Co-chair of Mintz Levin's Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Practice, discusses the shift to angel investors in initial financing rounds as venture capital funds move towards later-stage funding. ...more
Attorney Bill Whelan, Co-chair of Mintz Levin's Life Sciences Practice, discusses what is driving financing trends in the life sciences....more
In This Issue:
- IPT INSIGHTS
- INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND SPORT – A WINNING COMBINATION...
- THE CJEU GOES TO THE MOVIES: REFLECTIONS ON FILM COPYRIGHT FROM AUSTRIA, THE NETHERLANDS AND THE UK
Israel is a leader in medical technology and life sciences innovation. Though the life sciences industry in Israel is young, it is growing fast: in the last 15 years the industry has expanded from just over 180 life sciences...more
On 17 May, Mrs Justice Asplin delivered a judgment in the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice. The dispute concerned intellectual property rights in hedge fund computer software that was the "cornerstone of the...more
In this issue:
- Best Patent Practices Under the America Invents Act
- CMS Issues Final Rule for Implementing Sunshine Act
- New IP Litigation Team a Boon for Firm's Life Sciences and Technology...more
DataTreasury Corporation (“DataTreasury”) has filed a new round of lawsuits against banks and their service providers relating to two patents which claims systems and methods for remotely capturing and centrally processing...more
The rapid growth of the mobile banking industry, the raft of litigation that has followed such growth, and why the Federal Circuit's much-anticipated "divided infringement" decisions in Akamai v. Limelight and McKesson v....more
A group of universities, entities affiliated with universities, higher education associations, and entities involved in university technology management, in an amici brief filed in Bowman v. Monsanto, argue that reversal of...more
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