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The IP Legal Minute - Quarter #1 2017: Examiner Legal Training

by Kirton McConkie PC on

The USPTO recently released materials for training patent Examiners on how to rebut legal arguments during prosecution. Titled “Responding to Legal Arguments (RLA),” these materials train patent Examiners about (i) the basics...more

If It’s Important, Don’t Put It in a Footnote - Cisco Sys., Inc. v. C-Cation Techs.

by McDermott Will & Emery on

In a decision recently designated as “informative” and addressing the issue of using footnotes to cite to a 200-plus-page declaration to support conclusory statements in an inter partes (IPR) review petition, the Patent Trial...more

PTAB Threatens Sanctions for Unauthorized E-mails

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., et al. v. Black Hills Media, LLC - Addressing a patent owner’s unauthorized e-mail arguing for additional discovery and the petitioner’s likewise unauthorized responsive e-mail, an...more

Joint Venture Agreement JVA J.V.A. Partner Agreement

by Mathew Charnay on

Joint Venture Agreement Ideal for protecting partner firms, companies, or organizations while entering into a mutual business relationship. ...more

Buying or Selling a Business in Arizona

Buying or Selling a Business in Arizona I am a business attorney in Phoenix Arizona. Here are some tips for buying or selling a business in Arizona: BUYING A BUSINESS IN ARIZONA 1. Business Brokers, Pros and...more

Damages Ruling Could Spur Patent Reform

by IMS ExpertServices on

It is the most red-hot issue in patent litigation these days: How should courts calculate reasonable royalties as a measure of damages for infringement?...more

Joint Defense Pacts Pose Pitfalls

by IMS ExpertServices on

Facing increases in litigation and decreases in legal budgets, corporate defendants in patent and trademark lawsuits are employing a new tactic: joint defense pacts. ...more

Rule 26: Major Changes for Attorneys and Experts

by IMS ExpertServices on

A major revision to the federal rules governing expert witness reports is on track to take effect in December. Lawyers and experts alike agree that the changes are long overdue. No longer would Rule 26 of the Federal Rules...more

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