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Thinking Compliance When Protecting Your Ideas Internationally
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Protecting Trade Secrets During Business Collaboration
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Conference on Subpoena Practice in Section 337 Investigations – On October 14, 2014 (2:00 – 4:00 p.m.), a conference was held in the Commission’s Main Hearing Room on subpoena practice in Section 337 Investigations. The...more
The USPTO’s statistics for the year to date report that just 2.6% of international trademark applications (Madrid) are approved upon first action, compared to 34.1% of applications via TEAS Plus and 17% by TEAS. For...more
Earlier this week, Converse launched an all-out offensive to combat what it considers counterfeit and knock-off versions of its Chuck Taylor All-Star line of sneakers. Reports peg the number as at least 22 separate lawsuits...more
Kirin-Amgen Inc v Transkaryotic Therapies Inc (No.2), the long-awaited case in which the applicability of a purposive approach to construction of patent claims was considered in light of the Patents Act 1977 and the EPC,...more
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
Amdocs (Israel) Ltd. v. Openet Telecom, Inc. -
In an appeal of a lower court’s summary judgment of no infringement of four patents, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed the lower court’s judgment...more
What are the main dispute resolution methods used in your jurisdiction to settle large commercial disputes?
Litigation is the most frequently used dispute resolution method to settle large...more
The protection and enforceability of black and white trademarks in the European Union has been called into question. Trademark owners should review their portfolios to determine whether this change will affect their European...more
1. Who enforces a patent?
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office grants a patent. Contrary to popular belief, a patent does not give its holder the right to practice the invention, but the right to preclude others from...more
Co-Existence Outside of the U.S. Might be Relevant to Obtaining a Permanent Injunction in U.S.
La Quinta has operated LA QUINTA hotels and motels in the United States since 1968.
Quinta Real operates QUINTA...more
Last week, New York attorney Douglas R. Dollinger asked the Honorable Vince Chhabria of the Northern District of California to reconsider an order sanctioning Dollinger and his client to the tune of $93,365.92 in monetary...more
Federal trade secret legislation may be closer than you think. On September 17, 2014, the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 5233, the Trade Secrets Protection Act of 2014, with one...more
Under Belgian law, a copyrighted work may be used without the authorisation of the author(s) for the purposes of caricature, parody or pastiche. In the absence of any clear guidance on the interpretation of the concept of...more
As court reporters in the patent and trademark litigation world, we are often asked to report depositions in foreign countries. One of the requests that frequently comes up is, who is going to swear in the witness? Certain...more
In a Conduct of the Proceeding Order and Decision Denying Patent Owner’s Motion for Additional Discovery, the PTAB addresses the situation of proffered declaration testimony that was not prepared for the purposes of the inter...more
More than three months ago, we sounded the alarm about an important trademark case to consider the interplay between the right to register and the right to use a trademark:...more
• The Full Federal Court has unanimously confirmed that isolated nucleic acids, either DNA or RNA, are patentable in Australia.
• The decision is in contrast to the recent decision of the US Supreme Court, which held a...more
Last year in AMP v Myriad Genetics, the U.S. Supreme Court concluded that isolated, naturally occuring DNA are not patent eligible, which caused considerable consternation in the biotech community. However, this does not...more
The U.S. International Trade Commission (“ITC” or “the Commission”) is an important venue for patentees. Cases are guaranteed a decision within sixteen months of the institution of the investigation and success provides...more
ITC Judge Gildea Finds NPE Established Domestic Industry -
In 884 Investigation – On August 29, 2014, ITC Judge James Gildea issued a Notice of Initial Determination (“ID”) finding a violation by reason of infringement...more
Prosecution and litigation of patents in foreign jurisdictions may have an impact on the enforcement of their corresponding U.S. patent rights -
In today’s global marketplace, it is common for patent owners to file for...more
With the NFL season in full swing and my fantasy football league thus far undefeated, as well as some really interesting tech stuff on fashion week, I really wanted to focus on something fascinating and fun on this...more
Align Technology, Inc. v. U.S. Int’l Trade Comm’n -
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed a ruling by the International Trade Commission (ITC, the Commission), finding that, under the ITC’s rules,...more
In re Nokia Inc. and Nokia Corp. -
In a brief order, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied a writ of mandamus filed by Nokia Corporation seeking to compel the U.S. International Trade Commission to...more
I’ve heard several entrepreneurs commenting how they’d like to pursue a provisional patent application because they are short on cash now, but expect to be funded within the 12-month statutory deadline for filing a...more
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