As we have previously mentioned, issues relating to unpaid interns continue to be a hot topic. In the wage law arena, disenchanted former interns have brought a string of well-publicized class action lawsuits against their…more
On November 29, 2013, the USPTO published its proposed rules to implement “the Hague Agreement Concerning International Registration of Industrial Designs.” The changes relate to the design patent provisions of Title I of the…more
Some of the world’s strongest consumer products companies have achieved this success by harmoniously integrating technical innovation and distinctive product design. Worldwide brands such as Bang & OlufsenTM are built on…more
Before bringing an action for Copyright infringement in Federal Court, a Copyright holder must first register their Copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office. See 17 U.S.C. § 411. This is true even though a Copyrighted work is…more
California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law a bill that requires operators of websites and online services, including mobile applications, to disclose in their privacy policies how they respond to “Do Not Track”…more
Our firm is often retained to assist companies evaluate environmental risk/liabilities during acquisitions and divestitures. Whether a company is preparing to divest non-core assets, or preparing for a stock sale, contingent…more
On November 25, 2013, Consumer Watchdog (“CW”) and Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (“WARF”) responded to the Federal Circuit’s Order directing each party to brief whether CW, as a third party requester, has standing to…more
In the non-precedential decision in In re Eaton, the Federal Circuit reversed the USPTO Board decision affirming rejections of anticipation and obviousness. The court found that the Board decision strayed from its own claim…more
Medical marijuana legally blows into the Windy City and the rest of Illinois in 2014, are employers ready? The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act (the “Act”) takes effect on January 1, 2014, carrying with it…more
In the non-precedential opinion in Lee v. Mike’s Novelties, Inc., the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s judgment of infringement and no invalidity, but reversed the finding of willful infringement. In so doing, the…more
Last month, Amazon released Kindle Fire HDX 7 — the first ever mobile device to feature a quantum-dot-enhanced display.
Are you aware that General Motors (“GM”) issued new general terms and conditions (“Terms”) for direct material, customer care & aftersales, and tooling purchases effective for requests for quotation issued on or after July 15,…more
Foley & Lardner’s Chicago office, home to Catapult Chicago, is proud to see the recent uptick in praise for the uniquely collaborative start-up community located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, as it has made important…more
When the Federal Circuit denied Baxter’s petition for panel rehearing and rehearing en banc in Fresenius USC, Inc. v. Baxter International, Inc., Judge Dyk wrote an opinion concurring in the denial that was joined by Judge…more
One way in which next-generation manufacturing is impacting the automotive industry is the movement toward modular architecture. These designs use common underpinnings for various models across a variety of vehicle segments,…more
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