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What If Anything Should Be Done About Patent Assertion Entities?

Since 2005 there has been increased concern about patent enforcement by parties that have variously been referred to as patent trolls, non-practicing entities, patent aggregators and, most recently, patent assertion entities…more

| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

Myriad: Comparing US Law with European, Japanese and Australian Law

The decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that isolated DNA having the same sequence as naturally-occurring DNA is not patentable subject matter is inconsistent with the position of the European Patent Office and Japanese law…more

| Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, &...

Patent Series: Protecting inventions [Video]

Janet Cord and Ray Diperna, partners at Ladas & Parry LLP, discuss the pros and cons of patents in protecting inventions…more

| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Commercial Law & Contracts,...

Trademark Series: Use-based trademark protection [Video]

Joe Villapol and Ralph Cathcart, partners at Ladas & Parry LLP, discuss use-based trademark protection in the United States…more

| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Commercial Law & Contracts,...

Trademark Series: Matching your commercial strategy [Video]

Dennis Prahl, partner at Ladas & Parry, discusses how companies can match their trademark expansion with their commercial strategy…more

| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Commercial Law & Contracts,...

Trademark Series: Building a global brand [Video]

Dennis Prahl, partner at Ladas & Parry LLP, discusses the role of trademarks in building a global brand…more

| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Commercial Law & Contracts,...

Recent Changes in OHIM Practice

Specification of Goods and Services - The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), also known as the European Community Trademark Office, has recently changed its practice regarding the use of class headings…more

| Administrative Law, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

America Invents Act (Public Law 112-29)

John Richards of the firm's New York Office has written a paper on the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, which was enacted in 2011. Many of the changes made by the new law do not come into effect until either September 16, 2012…more

| Administrative Law, Intellectual Property

European Patent Package

At the European Council meeting of June 28 - 29, the heads of government of the European Union reached agreement on what should be the last main issue delaying adoption of a “European Patent Package”…more

| Administrative Law, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

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