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GAO Issues Report Evaluating Customs’ Exclusion Order Enforcement Processes – On November, 2014, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) issued a Report entitled Intellectual Property: U.S. Customs And Border...more
The European Court of Justice (CJEU) has handed down a landmark judgment concerning the patentability of stem cells in Europe. Stem cells have the potential to revolutionize the treatment of human disease because of their...more
Patents directed to genetic material have been the subject of significant public discourse and legal challenge worldwide, leading to a divergence of governing law between jurisdictions and heightened industry uncertainty...more
Last week we wrote that the Article 29 Working Party (“Working Party 29?) has adopted guidelines relating to the implementation of the European Court of Justice’s Google ruling on the right to be forgotten. ...more
For the first time since the Supreme Court’s Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int’l decision this past summer, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has found that a patent claiming a software-related invention...more
The German Federal Court of Justice (GFCJ) was scheduled to judge, on October 28, 2014, whether dynamic IP addresses are "personal data" as defined in Article 2 of the EC Data Protection Directive, and if so, under which...more
The Article 29 Working Party, the European data protection advisory body consisting of representatives of the national data protection authorities of the EU Member States, announced yesterday that they have adopted guidelines...more
The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Motorola cannot recover overcharges to its non-U.S. subsidiaries that purchased price-fixed LCD panels abroad, even though finished cellphones incorporating those panels were...more
A recent ruling in a closely watched patent infringement case involving several patents relating to methods for processing ethanol byproducts — and specifically recovering oil from thin stillage — could significantly impact...more
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On February 5, 2015 the en banc Federal Circuit will hear oral argument in the matter of Suprema, Inc. v. ITC.1 This rehearing reviews the controversial Federal Circuit opinion holding that “an exclusion order based on a...more
The Constitution gives Congress the power to grant copyright and patent protection in the same part of Article I, specifically in Section 8, Clause 8...more
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The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published on November 3, 2014, an announcement of appeal of a June 17, 2014, contested decision following a compliance check of the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction...more
The SEC filed another settled FCPA action. The proceeding named two individuals as Respondents. It centers on using expensive gifts and travel as bribes. In the Matter of Stephen Timms, Adm. Proc. File No. 3-16281 (November...more
Yesterday, we reported on a session of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) Intellectual Property Counsel's Committee fall conference, which took place earlier this week in Nashville, TN, in which the U.S. Patent and...more
This week the SEC and the DOJ filed a settled FCPA action. The disgorgement paid by the issuer put the case at number ten on the list for the largest such amounts paid in an SEC FCPA case....more
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With the advance of digital technology, courts are being forced to deal with the legal ramifications beyond the borders of the United States. In a previous post, we discussed the potential impact of the decision in Motorola...more
Appellee Commission and Intervenor Cross Match Submit Briefs Supporting Overturning Federal Circuit Split Panel Decision in Suprema – On October 15, 2014, Appellee Commission filed an En Banc Brief and Intervenor Cross Match...more
U.S.I.T.C. May Not Issue Exclusionary Order Due to Induced Infringement When Direct Infringement Occurs Only After Importation -
In a panel decision, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed a United...more
A Chinese court convicted a large British pharmaceutical company of corruption and bribery while doing business in China. As a result, the company must pay a record-breaking fine of $491 million while each of the implicated...more
On November 13, 2014, the Seventh Circuit will hear oral arguments on a motion for rehearing in Motorola Mobility LLC v. AU Optronics Corp. et al., to consider the reach of the Sherman Act outside of the United States borders...more
Case sets precedent for antitrust disputes in China, particularly on how to define the relevant market, and assess market dominance and abusive conduct.
On 16 October 2014, China’s highest court...more
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