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Tom Arno

7 Intellectual Property Mistakes Startup Entrepreneurs Often Make

What’s the biggest mistake startup entrepreneurs make with respect to their intellectual property, and what can they do to fix it? That’s the question we recently put to IP attorneys writing on JD Supra, knowing that the…more

Business Formation, Copyright, First-to-File, Legal Perspectives, Patents

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Mark Benedict, Ph.D.

Class 5: How to use copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets to your advantage

In This Presentation: •What is Intellectual Property? •Making use of: –Copyrights –Trademarks –Trade Secrets - Excerpt from What is Intellectual Property? Intellectual Property…more

Business Development, Copyright, Design Patent, Patents, Trade Dress

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Allyson Brown

Edwards Secures Preliminary Injunction Against Medtronic

On April 11, 2014, according to a press release, the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware issued a preliminary injunction barring Medtronic, Inc. from selling its CoreValve TAVI product to most new customers in the…more

CoreValve, Medical Devices, Medtronics, Patent Infringement, Patent Term Extensions

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Jason Champion

Copyright exhaustion in the US: what the Kirtsaeng and ReDigi decisions tell us about the future of the first sale doctrine and secondary markets for copyrighted goods

The concept of copyright ‘exhaustion’, or the ‘first sale’ doctrine, refers to the principle that once a copyright owner places a copyrighted item in the stream of commerce by selling it, they have exhausted their exclusive…more

Capitol Records, Copyright, Digital Goods, First Sale Doctrine, Grey Market

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Brigette Chaput

SPI in high spirits after suit against STOLI marks is dismissed for lack of standing

In Federal Treasury Enterprise Sojuzplodoimport v SPI Spirits Ltd, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit over certain US registered trademarks related to Stolichnayabrand vodka,…more

Standing, Trademarks, Wine & Alcohol

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Brian Claassen

Another reason to coordinate discovery in parallel litigation – circumvention in section 1782 requests

The pressures of global litigation have forced litigants to further consider how, when, and where they will obtain discovery. Under developing case law, litigants involved in related litigations in different venues should…more

Apple, Discovery, Discovery Rule, Evidence, Samsung

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Scott Cromar

Class 6: How to Avoid Losing Patent Rights

In This Presentation: •Today’s Main Topic: – How to Avoid Losing Patent Rights •May Cover: – What is Intellectual Property (Class 1 Redux)? – Making Use of Trade Secrets (Catch-up from Class…more

Development Agreements, First-to-File, Investors, Misappropriation, Non-Disclosure Agreement

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Carol PItzel Cruz

Northern District of California Interprets the Biosimilars Act and Limits Declaratory Relief for Biosimilar Manufacturer: What You Need To Know

In the first instance of a district court interpreting the patent litigation provisions of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (“Biosimilars Act”), Judge Maxine E. Chesney (N.D. Cal.) dismissed a declaratory…more

Biosimilars, Drug Manufacturers, FDA, Patents, Pharmaceutical

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Brent Dougal

Design Patents: A Low Cost Option for Expedited Patent Protection

This article outlines some of the basics of design patents, as well as some of the advantages and disadvantages, to assist you in developing your intellectual property strategy…more

Design Patent, Patent Examinations, Patents, USPTO

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Michael Fuller

Biosimilars Webinar - July 23, 2013

On Tuesday, July 23, Knobbe Martens hosted a live webinar event covering "Preparing for Biosimilars: Key Points for Participating in the U.S. Regulatory Framework." Partners Eli Loots, Carol Pitzel Cruz, and Sheila Swaroop…more

Affordable Care Act, America Invents Act, Biosimilars, BPCIA, Ex Partes Reexamination

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Michael Guiliana

7 Intellectual Property Mistakes Startup Entrepreneurs Often Make

What’s the biggest mistake startup entrepreneurs make with respect to their intellectual property, and what can they do to fix it? That’s the question we recently put to IP attorneys writing on JD Supra, knowing that the…more

Business Formation, Copyright, First-to-File, Legal Perspectives, Patents

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Bruce S. Itchkawitz, Ph.D.

Five Patenting Lessons Exemplified by Google’s Glucose-Sensing Contact Lenses

Google recently announced on its blog that its “Google-X” laboratory is testing a prototype “smart” contact lens that includes a miniaturized electronic sensor designed to measure glucose level in the wearer’stears. I thought…more

First-to-File, Foreign Patent Applications, Google, Google Glass, Innovation

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Russell Jeide

Class 6: How to Avoid Losing Patent Rights

In This Presentation: •Today’s Main Topic: – How to Avoid Losing Patent Rights •May Cover: – What is Intellectual Property (Class 1 Redux)? – Making Use of Trade Secrets (Catch-up from Class…more

Development Agreements, First-to-File, Investors, Misappropriation, Non-Disclosure Agreement

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Stephen Larson

Gunn v. Minton: The Supreme Court's Correction of the Federal Circuit's Overly Broad Assertion of Jurisdiction Over State-Law Claims

For nearly two decades, the Federal Circuit has applied a lenient standard for federal jurisdiction that routinely sweeps state law claims into the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal courts merely because the claims require…more

Attorney Malpractice, Certiorari, Gunn v Minton, Jurisdiction, Patents

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Irfan Lateef

Another reason to coordinate discovery in parallel litigation – circumvention in section 1782 requests

The pressures of global litigation have forced litigants to further consider how, when, and where they will obtain discovery. Under developing case law, litigants involved in related litigations in different venues should…more

Apple, Discovery, Discovery Rule, Evidence, Samsung

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Eli Loots

Biosimilars Webinar - July 23, 2013

On Tuesday, July 23, Knobbe Martens hosted a live webinar event covering "Preparing for Biosimilars: Key Points for Participating in the U.S. Regulatory Framework." Partners Eli Loots, Carol Pitzel Cruz, and Sheila Swaroop…more

Affordable Care Act, America Invents Act, Biosimilars, BPCIA, Ex Partes Reexamination

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Salima Merani

7 Intellectual Property Mistakes Startup Entrepreneurs Often Make

What’s the biggest mistake startup entrepreneurs make with respect to their intellectual property, and what can they do to fix it? That’s the question we recently put to IP attorneys writing on JD Supra, knowing that the…more

Business Formation, Copyright, First-to-File, Legal Perspectives, Patents

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Susan Natland

Tacking isn't tacky - narrow doctrine saves defendant

In Hana Financial v Hana Bank (Case No 11-56678), the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has affirmed the district court’s decision denying Hana Financial Inc’s motion for judgment as a matter of law. The Ninth Circuit…more

Banks, Foreign Banks, Infringement, Trademarks

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Joseph Re

Gunn v. Minton: The Supreme Court's Correction of the Federal Circuit's Overly Broad Assertion of Jurisdiction Over State-Law Claims

For nearly two decades, the Federal Circuit has applied a lenient standard for federal jurisdiction that routinely sweeps state law claims into the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal courts merely because the claims require…more

Attorney Malpractice, Certiorari, Gunn v Minton, Jurisdiction, Patents

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Robert Roby

Sonos Forward-Publishes Patents: Strategic Upside, Limited Downside

Sonos' policy to forward-publish its patents seems to be more a calculated public relations move with some strategic upside and limited downside…more

Forward Publishing, Law Matters, Patent Applications, Patents, Prior Art

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Steven Ruden Ph.D.

Three New Tools to Challenge Patents

Among the most significant changes made by the America Invents Act (AIA) are the provisions that permit a business to challenge a patent at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in litigation-type proceedings, but at a lower cost…more

America Invents Act, Covered Business Method Patents, Covered Business Method Proceedings, Inter Partes Review Proceedings, Patent Litigation

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Jessica Sganga

Tacking isn't tacky - narrow doctrine saves defendant

In Hana Financial v Hana Bank (Case No 11-56678), the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has affirmed the district court’s decision denying Hana Financial Inc’s motion for judgment as a matter of law. The Ninth Circuit…more

Banks, Foreign Banks, Infringement, Trademarks

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Sheila Swaroop

Northern District of California Interprets the Biosimilars Act and Limits Declaratory Relief for Biosimilar Manufacturer: What You Need To Know

In the first instance of a district court interpreting the patent litigation provisions of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (“Biosimilars Act”), Judge Maxine E. Chesney (N.D. Cal.) dismissed a declaratory…more

Biosimilars, Drug Manufacturers, FDA, Patents, Pharmaceutical

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Kerry Taylor

PTAB Grants Additional Discovery in Covered Business Method

The AIA provides an opportunity for limited discovery in the new Inter Partes Review (IPR), Post Grant Review (PGR), and Covered Business Methods (CBM) proceedings. The USPTO has set a “good cause” standard for additional…more

Covered Business Method Proceedings, Discovery, Documentation, Patents, Post-Grant Review

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Jeff Van Hoosear

Legal Perspective on Negative Online Reviews: What Both Sides Should Consider Before Jumping Into the Fray

We recently asked: for customers and businesses alike, what should we know about libel and defamation (and the legal pitfalls of online rants in general) before we post negative comments online? Here’s what we heard back…more

Anti-SLAPP, Defamation, Legal Perspectives, Libel, Online Reviews

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Gerard Von Hoffman

Protecting Your Inventions, From Idea to Marketplace: The first step in bringing your medical device to market is to understand who owns the rights to your invention.

We have no shortage of ideas for new medical devices. Many interventional vascular specialists have ideas for new devices or procedures, or ways to improve existing ones. There is no shortage of capital for good ideas, either…more

Medical Devices, New Inventions, Patents

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Lynda Zadra-Symes

Legal Perspective on Negative Online Reviews: What Both Sides Should Consider Before Jumping Into the Fray

We recently asked: for customers and businesses alike, what should we know about libel and defamation (and the legal pitfalls of online rants in general) before we post negative comments online? Here’s what we heard back…more

Anti-SLAPP, Defamation, Legal Perspectives, Libel, Online Reviews

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Nicholas Zovko

Three New Tools to Challenge Patents

Among the most significant changes made by the America Invents Act (AIA) are the provisions that permit a business to challenge a patent at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in litigation-type proceedings, but at a lower cost…more

America Invents Act, Covered Business Method Patents, Covered Business Method Proceedings, Inter Partes Review Proceedings, Patent Litigation

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