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
Navigating the Dual Track M&A/IPO– Part One
Patents are often a company’s most important asset. Thus, when a company is contracting with the federal government, the contractor has to proceed with caution to avoid loss of patent rights. Government contracts can include...more
The U.S. Department of Defense issued final rulemaking on November 18, 2013 that will require DOD contractors to protect from attack confidential technical information on their computer systems, and to report and cooperate...more
The opportunity to use Open Source software also offers leverage in the context of technology procurement.
In November 2003, the Brazilian government issued a policy encouraging the use of Open Source. By 2005, 300,000...more
Last week, the National Institutes of Health denied a petition from a coalition of "public interest" groups who petitioned the agency to exercise so-called "march-in rights" under provisions of the Bayh-Dole Act against...more
In This Issue:
- False Notes in the Music Industry: Fiduciary Duty of Business Partners
- Bankruptcy and Government Contractors
- “I Have a Registered Trademark, Now What?” 3 Steps to Monitor and Enforce Your...more
NY Federal Court Rules Auditors Strictly Liable for Their “Opinions”
by Michael Cifelli on September 23, 2013
Ernst & Young and PriceWaterhouseCoopers will not be dismissed from the securities classaction lawsuit...more
In its August 29, 2013 edition, the New England Journal of Medicine saw fit to print two "perspective" pieces attacking the Bayh-Dole Act. The primary article is by Dr. Howard Markel entitled "Patents, Profits, and the...more
In a perspective published in the August 29 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Howard Markel outlines the events leading up to the enactment of the Bayh-Dole Act and states that "a review of [the Act's] origins...more
Brief in opposition to defendants' post-Akamai motion for summary judgment on the ground of non-infringement....more
From the preliminary statement:
Plaintiff David Tropp (“Tropp”), owner of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,021,537 and 7,036,728 (the patents-in-suit), submits this memorandum of law in opposition to the motion by Travel Sentry and...more
In a July 12, 2013 letter to Dr. Francis S. Collins of the National Institutes of Health (“NIH”), Senator Patrick J. Leahy urged the NIH to exercise its march-in rights under the Bayh-Dole Act to directly license the genetic...more
The contractor may retain the entire right, title and interest throughout the world of each subject invention. With respect to any subject invention in which the contractor retains title, the Government shall have a...more
In This Issue:
- Report On China's Industrial Policies Shows Numerous Industries Receive Illegal Subsidies
- Material Injury Standard For Antidumping And Countervailing Duty Investigations Still Subject To...more
This Memorial Day weekend, we would like to stop and honor the sacrifice that American servicemen and women have made, and take a brief look at an early case involving the military and trade secrets....more
In Keehn v. United States (March 1, 2013), a pro se claimant alleged that he was solely responsible for thirty-one defense-related products, databases, concepts, doctrines, and other intellectual property while working for...more
One topic of interest and importance to most entrepreneurs is funding, and one popular form of funding is through SBIRs (the Small Business Innovation Research Programs). My colleague Jesse Erlich focuses much of his practice...more
Originally published in the San Diego Business Journal on January 21-27.
It has been noted, the more things change, the more they stay the same. In the world of Government Contracts Law, however, the more things change,...more
Connecticut Supreme Court Decision...more
In this issue:
- CFPB Issues Affinity Credit Card Report to Congress: How Nonprofits Can Minimize Their Legal and Tax Risk
- FCPA Guidance: Déjà Vu All Over Again
- Federal Ban on Government Contractor...more
November 15, 2012
Press Release and Publication
In the on-line magazine The Wrap, Partner Lisa Buckley, a member of Pryor Cashman's Entertainment, Litigation and Intellectual Property Groups, discusses the legal...more
The FY-2012 National Defense Authorization Act reauthorized the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs through 2017. Administered by the U.S. Small Business...more
Since 1980, the Bayh-Dole Act has encouraged, facilitated, and required universities and other recipients of Federal grant money to license inventions resulting from funded research for commercialization. While this has been...more
Using Employment Agreements To Safeguard Your Company's IP...more
A recent Order (MO-2786) of a Senior Adjudicator of the Office of the Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner provides a useful guide for organizations wishing to protect confidential and financial information submitted...more
Originally published in NVCA Today - August 2012.
Private equity and venture capital firms have grown increasingly comfortable with investing in the government contracting space, with several making significant...more
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