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Compulsory Licenses

Bill Introduced To Require Registration Of Finders Under The California Finance Lenders Law

by Allen Matkins on

The California Finance Lenders Law, Financial Code § 22000 et seq., currently requires licensing of finance lenders and brokers. A finance lender is defined as any person who is engaged in the business of making consumer...more

MBHB Snippets: A review of developments in Intellectual Property Law - Volume 14, Issue 3

Supplemental Examination: Potential Benefits vs. Guaranteed Risks - The America Invents Act of 2011 introduced supplemental examination of patents as a post-grant process intended to limit expensive and unpredictable...more

Pay Now or Pay Later – Challenges Facing Spotify, Tidal, and Other Media Streaming Services Following a Series of Copyright...

Spotify USA Inc. (“Spotify”), the popular music streaming service with over 100 million active users and 30 million paying subscribers, continues to grow as an industry leader. Spotify launched in 2006 and reached over 20...more

Letter to Colombian President Encourages Grant of Compulsory License for Imatinib

Last month, we reported on letters sent by two Senators and fifteen Representatives to the U.S. Trade Representative, seeking clarification regarding the Administration's position on compulsory licenses. The letters were...more

28 Organizations Seek Clarification from President Obama Regarding Colombian Compulsory License -- U.S. Chamber of Commerce...

On July 5, 2016, we reported on two letters sent by two Senators and fifteen Representatives to Michael Froman, the U.S. Trade Representative ("USTR"), seeking clarification regarding the Administration's position on...more

Letters from Congress Seek Clarification from USTR Regarding Position on Compulsory Licenses

Last month, we reported on a letter sent by three Colombian organizations to the Chairman of the World Health Organization (WHO) 2016 Consultative Expert Working Group on Research and Development: Financing and Coordination...more

Did Aereo Open The Door To Compulsory Licenses?

by WilmerHale on

After the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in ABC v. Aereo Inc., 134 S.Ct. 2498 (2014), that Aereo’s internet retransmission service was “substantially similar” to cable, and therefore violated the Transmit Clause of the Copyright...more

Colombian Organizations Send Letter to CEWG Regarding Imatinib Compulsory License

In letter from three Colombian organizations to the Chairman of the World Health Organization (WHO) 2016 Consultative Expert Working Group on Research and Development: Financing and Coordination (CEWG) (posted on the...more

We’re from BIS and We’re Here to Help You

by Bryan Cave on

In a laudable effort to increase transparency of its operations and processes, the Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) has launched an initiative to release statistics and data on at least part of its operations. The new...more

Down Stream from Aereo: FilmOn Pulled by Different Legal Currents

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Last year in American Broad. Cos., Inc. v. Aereo, Inc., the Supreme Court dealt a significant victory to the broadcast industry when it concluded that Aereo’s online streaming services infringed the broadcasters’ copyrighted...more

Bridging the Week - June 2015 #2

NYDFS Issues BitLicense Framework for Regulating Virtual Currency Firms - The New York State Department of Financial Services issued final regulations requiring a so-called “BitLicense” and establishing minimum...more

The Netherlands REMINDER: express your interest in a future license to offer online gambling!

by DLA Piper on

The Dutch Games of Chance Authority (“KSA”) called online gambling operators to express their interest in a license to offer online gambling in the Netherlands. This can be done as per today, through an online form available...more

North Carolina ABC Legislative Wrap-Up 2014

by Williams Mullen on

The 2014 legislative short session adjourned on August 20, 2014. The General Assembly passed several bills affecting alcoholic beverages in North Carolina. Significant provisions of those bills are summarized below....more

Following loss before the Supreme Court, Aereo "astonishes" broadcasters with new legal strategy

by DLA Piper on

Shortly after its highly publicized loss before the US Supreme Court, which appeared to doom its over-the-air television Internet streaming business, New York-based Aereo has asserted in federal district court that it is...more

GB: Gambling Commission updates testing strategy guidance

by DLA Piper on

In preparation for the implementation of the new point-of-consumption regulatory regime, the Gambling Commission has published an update to its testing strategy document, which aims to assist licence holders with compliance...more

The Landgericht Düsseldorf’s (Düsseldorf District Court) decision to refer “LTE standard“

by White & Case LLP on

With the patent infringement case “LTE-Standard“ the Landgericht Düsseldorf has on 21 March 2013 deviated from the hitherto established practice and challenged the Bundesgerichtshof’s (German Federal High Court of Justice)...more

Review Of Compulsory Licensing In Australia

by FPA Patent Attorneys on

A Productivity Commission Inquiry into Compulsory Licensing of Patents has released a Report recommending that the overlap that exists with the Competition and Consumer Act be removed from the Patents Act and that the...more

Proposed Changes To Crown Use In Australia

by FPA Patent Attorneys on

The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2013 includes proposed changes to the Crown use provisions that are intended to provide greater accountability and transparency by the Government and to clarify that Crown use...more

China Life Sciences - January 2013

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In This Issue: Investor Q&A; Key Regulatory Issues for Strategic Life Sciences Partnerships in China; Compulsory Patent Licensing in China; and New Developments on the “Patentable Subject Matter” Requirement of U.S....more

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