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AIPPI's resolution on "IP Licensing and Insolvency": Will this re-ignite legislative initiatives in Germany?

During its 44th congress in Toronto, on September 17, 2014, the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) adopted a resolution on "IP Licensing and Insolvency". The resolution regarding...more

Supreme Court’s Denial of Certiorari Strengthens Intellectual Property Licensees’ Protections in Cross-Border Insolvency Cases

Chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code provides mechanisms for dealing with cases of cross-border insolvency. On Oct. 6, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Jaffé v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., denied review of a decision of the...more

Fourth Circuit Affirms Application of Section 365(n) to Ensure Patent Licensees Sufficiently Protected in Granting Relief to...

The Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in Jaffe v. Samsung Elecs. Co., Ltd., recently held that a U.S. bankruptcy court is not required under principles of comity to blindly apply foreign law to assets located in the...more

Business Litigation Report -- September 2013

In This Issue: ..Private Antitrust Litigation in the UK ..First Decision by PTO Under America Invents Act Invalidates Business Method Patent ..September 2013: Bankruptcy & Restructuring Litigation...more

Technology Licenses in the Context of a Licensor's Bankruptcy and Insolvency

Intellectual property rights are critical to various economic sectors. Many companies depend on licensed technology to operate and survive. The licensor-licensee relationship may deteriorate, especially if the licensor starts...more

Skadden's 2013 Insights: Corporate Restructuring

The global reach of capital markets, financial difficulties in the eurozone and the multinational nature of many businesses and financial institutions have increased the importance of understanding legal, business and other...more

Business Litigation Report -- November 2012

In This Issue: Firm News: • Amy Candido, Diane Doolittle and Susan Estrich Recognized as “Top Women Lawyers” • Quinn Emanuel Adds More International Arbitration Stars Main Article: •...more

IP Update, Vol. 15, No. 8, August 2012

In This Issue: Patents: Prometheus Rising: In Bancorp, the Battle Between “Claim” and “Inventive Concept” Continues; Prior Art Publications Entitled to Presumption of Enablement; Statements Made During...more

The Legal Canvas - Summer 2012

In This Issue: - Dealing in Hidden Risk: Agency and Fiduciary Liability in the Dealer-Seller Relationship 3 - Censorship: Silencing Art 7 - Quick Update - Consigned Art and Bankruptcy 11 - Thinking About...more

Seventh Circuit Strengthens Protection for IP Licenses in Bankruptcy

On July 9, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit significantly strengthened the potential ability of licensees to trademarks, international intellectual property, and other rights to continue to...more

Business Litigation Report -- June 2012

In This Issue: - Firm News: ..Quinn Emanuel Opens Second German Office in Hamburg Led by Intellectual Property and Antitrust Litigator Dr. Nadine Herrmann ..Former Novartis GC Dr. Thomas Werlen Joins QE...more

Citizen of a State under Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 can be a litigant in federal court

The Fourteenth Amendment was adopted on July 28, 1868. The Fourteenth Amendment according to the Supreme Court of the United States, in the Slaughterhouse Cases, changed citizenship under the Constitution. ...more

Bankruptcy Code’s Patent Protection Extended to Licensees of Foreign Debtors in Chapter 15 Case

In a case of first impression, In re Qimonda AG, the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (the “Bankruptcy Court”) found that the protections of section 365(n) of the Bankruptcy Code are available to...more

Qimonda Ruling Protects Licensees of U.S. Patents, Holding that Application of German Insolvency Law to Cancel Licenses is...

In a case of first impression, a U.S. bankruptcy court charged with enforcing the rights of a foreign insolvency administrator against assets in the United States has held that foreign insolvency law may not be invoked to...more

U.S. Solartech, Inc. v. j-fiber GmbH

Amended Complaint and Demand for Jury Trial

(Lead counsel: Michael A. Charish, Esq.) SolarTech brought this action against J-Fiber for multiple breaches of a Patent and Technology Information License Agreement, dated May 22, 2003 (the “License Agreement”), and other...more

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