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PTAB Applies Balancing Test in Deciding Motions to Seal Evidence

Search Am., Inc. v. TransUnion Intelligence, LLC - In an recent covered business method (CBM) patent review proceeding, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) denied the parties’...more

Protecting Confidentiality of Patent Infringement Settlements: Is Mediation Necessary?

Parties regularly opt to keep terms, conditions and licensing agreements confidential when settling patent infringement disputes. Often, patentees do not want the license terms to serve as precedent in other assertions of the...more

Government Contracting and Procurement Update: Public Access to Trade Secrets in Proposals and Bid Documents in Maine

Those doing business with the State of Maine need to know their way around public records laws. What is the risk that sensitive business information included within a bid response to a request for proposal (RFP) may become...more

Court Orders Google to Remove Site from Worldwide Search Results

In a recent decision by the British Columbia courts (Equustek Solutions Inc. v Jack , 2014 BCSC 1063), Google has been ordered to de-index a website selling goods that were the subject of intellectual property (IP)...more

Intellectual Property and Technology News - Issue 22, Q2 2014

In This Issue: - Celebrity Endorsements on Social Media: 7 Tips For Navigating The Right Of Publicity - Landmark Privacy Ruling In Europe - US Congress May Act Again On Patent Reform - Supreme Court...more

China Business Update: China’s Evolving Legal Landscape for Trade Secret Protection

2013 will be remembered as a watershed year for trade secret protection in China. In January 2013, China’s Amended Civil Procedure Law came into force, giving courts discretion to issue interlocutory injunctions (1)...more

Network Interference: A Legal Guide to the Commercial Risks and Rewards of the Social Media Phenomenon (3rd Edition)

In this edition: - Introduction - Advertising & Marketing - Brand Protection & Reputational Management - Copyright (EU) - Copyright (U.S.) - Data Privacy & Security -...more

Copyright v. Privacy: Voltage Pictures LLC v. John Doe And Jane Doe

The recent Federal Court of Canada decision in Voltage Pictures LLC v. John Doe and Jane Doe (2014 FC 161) has already received considerable attention for its approach to deterring so-called “copyright trolls”: plaintiffs...more

Intellectual Property Year in Review

With the new year underway, we take a look back at some of the intellectual property-related highlights of 2013. Not only did the federal copyright and trademark agencies face a full-blown government shutdown this past year,...more

Communication That Was Business Communication Could Not Be Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege But Could be Protected by...

Flatworld Interactives ("Flatworld") filed a patent infringement action against Apple Inc. ("Apple"). During the litigation, Apple sought the production of several documents that Flatworld claimed were protected by the...more

Germany/EU: European Court of Justice will decide on relationship between claim for information based on trademark law and bank...

On 17 October the German Federal High Court ("BGH") has submitted a request for a preliminary ruling to the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") to clarify whether a bank may refuse to reveal the name and the address of a bank...more

Matthew Chan v Linda Ellis

Court of Appeals of the State of Georgia Order

Matthew Chan filed this appeal from a stalking permanent protective order entered against him. He now asks that we transfer the case to the Supreme Court because one of the issues on appeal will be whether the trial court’s...more

Matthew Chan v Linda Ellis

Brief of Amicus Curiae Timothy B. McCormack

Pursuant to Rule 26, Mr. Timothy B. McCormack hereby submits this Brief of Amicus Curiae in support of Appellee Linda Ellis (“Ellis”). Mr. McCormack is an attorney licensed in the State of Washington and other state and...more

Matthew Chan v Linda Ellis

Brief of Appellee Linda Ellis

Appellee Linda Ellis (hereafter, “Appellee”, “Linda Ellis”, or “Ms. Ellis”) respectfully responds to the Brief of Appellant (hereafter, “Appellant” or “Chan”) appealing the Stalking Permanent Protective Order issued pursuant...more

BLG Monthly Update March 2013

Fake judgments, fashion law, lots on contracts and privilege in the BLG Monthly Update for March 2013!...more

Cybersecurity: The Next Big Wave in Securities Litigation?

News broke this week about significant cybersecurity breaches at many U.S. corporations that raises the possibility of a new wave of SEC enforcement actions, class actions, and derivative lawsuits. A front page New York Times...more

Recent Cases Address Employer Efforts to Protect Confidential Information

Originally published in SC Bar's Employment and Labor Law Newsletter: Winter 2013 on February 15, 2013 In recent months, both the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over federal cases in North and...more

Employment Law Update: Recent Cases Address Employer Efforts to Protect Confidential Information

In recent months, both the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over federal cases in North and South Carolina, and the South Carolina Supreme Court have addressed the issue of protecting trade secrets and...more

The Year of Downloading Dangerously: Federal court gives adult film copyright “trolls” the Third Degree

About this time last year, we reported on a case which bore perhaps the least catchy name in the history of the Massachusetts Federal District Court: Liberty Media Holdings, LLC v. Swarm Sharing Hash File...more

IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update for Motion Picture Studios and Television Networks -- September 19, 2012

Table of Contents: - DiTocco v. Riordan - Second Circuit affirms district court’s dismissal of plaintiffs’ copyright claims, holding that defendants’ Percy Jackson book series was not substantially similar to...more

Advertising Law -- June 27, 2012

In This Issue: Imitation a Precursor to Litigation, Not a Form of Flattery for Band; Will the 9th Circuit Reverse Approval for Kellogg’s Mini-Wheats Settlement?; New Jersey Alleges App Developer Violated COPPA; Sonic’s...more

Advertising Law -- May 10, 2012

In This Issue: *Class Certified in Abercrombie & Fitch Gift Card Case *Prize Promotion Business Is No “Prize” *Reebok Firms Up EasyTone Marketing Claims After FTC Settlement *Chipotle Substantiates Claims in “Back...more

5 Things Attorneys Need to Know About Social Media

1. Social Media Impacts Every Facet of Your Client’s Business and Your Business Social media isn't something that can be pigeonholed into one segment or area of yours or your client's business. Instead, it impacts every...more

Protecting Trade Secrets: Intersection of Florida’s Public Records Laws and Regulatory Document Demands under the Florida...

Florida has expansive public records disclosure laws, which emanate from the Florida Constitution. Art. I, § 24, FLA. CONST., Ch. 119, Fla. Stat. It is doctrinal in Florida that virtually any document delivered to a state...more

Advertising Law -- April 20, 2012

In This Issue: Do Not Track Is a Hot Issue With Technology Companies, Including Yahoo; NAD Issues Decision in Priceline Dispute; Class Action Hopes to Feast on Frito-Lay and Pepsi; The Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s...more

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