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Patent Infringement Defense Leveraging Contested Proceedings
Implementing a Counterfeit Enforcement Program
Design Patents: New Implications from the Hague Agreement
Patent Litigation and the Proposed Innovation Act of 2013
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
In This Issue:
- EU CUSTOMS POLICY:
..Proposed EU Framework for Customs Infringements and Sanctions
..Duty Suspensions and Tariff Quotas
..EU reduces additional...more
On April 2, 2014, the Competition Bureau (Bureau) released draft updated Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines (Revised IPEGs) for a 60-day consultation period. The Revised IPEGs principally reflect the amendments to...more
License Agreements Under Scrutiny—A New Challenge for Non-Challenge Clauses. In general, license agreements are deemed pro-competitive. Licensing leads to the dissemination of technology and promotes (follow on) innovation...more
In This Issue:
- PRIVACY BY DESIGN? FASHION FLAIR TRANSFORMS WEARABLE TECHNOLOGIES: The rise of the wearables – and the data protection challenges they bring
- EFFECTIVELY DELIVERING IT SERVICES IN THE RETAIL...more
One advantage of being a blogger in the relatively small world of patents is that I have gotten to know practitioners in other countries who also have a keen interest in patent law. One such person is Australian Registered...more
The global law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is pleased to announce the Winter 2014 issue of The World in US Courts: Orrick's Quarterly Review of Decisions Applying US Law To Global Business and Cross-Border...more
In This Issue:
..Russia’s Recently Enacted Anti-Bribery Laws
Noted With Interest:
..Are Courtroom Technology Costs Reasonably Necessary To The Conduct Of Litigation In California...more
While the activities of so-called ‘patent trolls’ have generated significant media and political attention in the USA, these activities are unlikely to become as prevalent in the UK and Australia because of distinct features...more
The European Union adopted on March 21, 2014, revised competition rules for the transfer of technology covering certain categories of agreements for licensing of patents, know-how and software copyrights. The EU reaffirmed...more
Copyright in Canada is a function of the Copyright Act - without that law, there would be no copyright. How does Canadian copyright law interact with the copyright law in other countries?
In Active Operations...more
The regulatory lid is about to come off domestic commercial use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (“UASs”). When that happens, like a vacuum, the U. S. commercial market will seek to deploy every viable system. In the rush to...more
China’s eagerly anticipated amendments to its trademark law come into force on May 1, 2014. This new legislation aims to modernize and streamline the trademark process, strengthen trademark enforcement and make trademark...more
In recent years there has been a remarkable expansion of antitrust enforcement in the area of intellectual property (IP). This trend is illustrated by an increasing willingness of the European Commission (the Commission) and...more
The creation of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) within the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) as a forum for hearing challenges to the validity of issued patents has attracted significant interest from...more
Copyright law is lagging behind reality due to the interminable development in the field of modern technology. This widespread prejudice is confirmed by a study recently released on behalf of the European Parliament (the...more
It is frequently said that “[t]he goals of the intellectual property and antitrust laws are complementary, not inconsistent.” Both antitrust law and intellectual property (IP) law seek, in the end, to...more
The potential risks posed to a business by former employees are common to employers worldwide. Whether an employee is working in Jakarta, London or New York at termination of the employment relationship makes little...more
To begin 2014, we remind franchisors of the Government's response to the changes to the Franchising Code recommended last year. On 6 January 2014, Small Business Minister Bruce Billson advised that the Coalition advocated...more
Companies irrelevant of their individual size and across all business sectors use trade secrets in order to gain and build advantages in the global economy. Nevertheless, the laws of the EU member countries are far from...more
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) added a new feature in January 2012 in an effort to promote licensing. Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applicants may submit form PCT/IB/382, which informs others that the...more
Commission Confirms Licensing-Based Domestic Industry Must Be Tied To Article That Practices Asserted Patent In 841 Investigation –
On January 9, 2014, the Commission issued an Opinion in Certain Computers And...more
There have been some major developments in the trade, Customs, patents, US/Chinese antitrust, and securities areas. In looking at the first posts I wrote on my blog, they were relatively short, but with the US litigation...more
Reflecting upon the events of the past twelve months, Patent Docs presents its seventh annual list of top biotech/pharma patent stories. For 2013, we identified fourteen stories that were covered on Patent Docs last year...more
On December 16, 2013, in Motorola Mobility LLC v. Int'l Trade Comm'n, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Rader,* Prost, Taranto) affirmed the Commission's determination, inter alia, that Motorola violated 19...more
Last week I had the honor of speaking at the 27th Annual Pharmaceutical/Chemical Patent Practice Update put on by the New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association’s Chemical Practice Committee. The entire program was...more
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