The Changing Landscape of Intellectual Property in China
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Registering Trademarks & Copyrights with U.S. Customs
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In This Issue:
- Main Article:
..Tronox Inc. v. Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (In re Tronox Inc.) – Bankruptcy Court Takes Unusual Steps to Declare Corporate Restructuring a Fraudulent Transfer
- Noted With...more
Amini Innovation Corporation ("AICO") filed suit on June 30, 2014 in the United States District Court for the Central District of California (AICO's home court) again Yuan Tai Enterprises, Inc., a Texas corporation. The...more
On 1 July, the European Commission has adopted two communications on (i) an Action Plan to address infringements of intellectual property rights (IPRs) in the EU and (ii) a Strategy for the protection and enforcement of...more
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTION -
Effectively protecting a business’s intellectual property rights has become an increasingly important element of safeguarding the success of many businesses nowadays. The following is...more
We are pleased to present the 41st edition of the Bernstein Shur Business and Commercial Litigation Newsletter. This month, we highlight recent Supreme Court cases that address securities class actions, copyright law, and...more
In financing transactions, such as loans or securitizations, lenders will typically take a security interest in the borrower's assets pledged as collateral, including any United States intellectual property ("US IP") assets,...more
In recent months, an increasing number of companies have reported receiving official-looking intellectual property notices and solicitations. These fraudulent solicitations may take the form of invoices, renewal notices, or...more
Octane Fitness, LLC v. Icon Health & Fitness, Inc. -
Patent: Decided: April 29, 2014 -
Holding: A patent case is “exceptional” under 35 U.S.C. § 285 when it “stands out from others with respect to the...more
Federal Circuit Reinforces the Requirement to Disclose the Corresponding Algorithm for a Computer-Implemented Means-Plus-Function Term:
On June 13, 2014, the Federal Circuit affirmed the Western District of...more
Big changes have come to China in the field of intellectual property, and with those changes we’ve seen a notable increase in the number of companies, both domestic and foreign, that have attempted to leverage the newfound...more
In a recent guest post on the Patently-O blog by Dennis Crouch, William Mann, an assistant professor of finance at the Anderson School of Management, UCLA, notes the explosion in USPTO filings that record a creditor’s...more
NEWSFLASH-Congress may actually do something.
There is talk of a bipartisan (you read that right, BIPARTISAN) bill to provide redress for trade secret theft in federal courts. Today trade secrets are the poor relations...more
The French law no.2014-344 on consumer protection, named "Hamon Act" (for the name of the Ministry in charge of this reform) and dated March 17, 2014, creates a new industrial property right: the "Geographical Indications...more
NewPoint Media Group, LLC (“NewPoint Media”), filed a complaint in the Northern District of Georgia seeking a declaratory judgment against Easy Intellectual Property Licenses, LLC (“Easy IP”) declaring that NewPoint Media...more
The intersection of copyright and patent law is of great interest to anyone who seeks to develop or use creative works that are also functional, in particular developers of software, which by its very nature is functional. In...more
In my series of posts with advice for start-ups, I think this is the most important one. It is about protecting the heart of your business, i.e. those assets that form its foundation, drive its prospects and distinguish it...more
Senators Chris Coons and Orrin Hatch introduced a new bill on April 29 that would amend the Economic Espionage Act of 1996  (the "EEA") to create a Federal private right of action for victims of trade secret...more
HBO’s new series Silicon Valley satirizes the tech zeitgeist born and bred in the region that is the show’s namesake by following a group of young software developers on their journey to build the next billion-dollar startup....more
In recent years, protection of designs has become of increasing importance. As Steve Jobs famously noted:
“People think it’s this veneer — that the designers are handed this box and told, ‘Make it look good!’ That’s...more
In this issue:
- Endo Pharmaceuticals v. Actavis: An Analysis from a Transactional Perspective
- Supreme Court to Consider Federal Circuit De Novo Review of Claim Construction in Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc....more
Is there a new era beginning with the availability of low-cost 3D printers? Not so long ago it was unimaginable that people could print products they needed by themselves. They used to have to go to the supermarket or order...more
Leading players from different business sectors have spent the past few years learning how to use social media insights and analytics to drive consumer behavior. But outside partners usually provide the algorithms that drive...more
U.S. SUPREME COURT -
As reported at 87 BNA’s PTCJ 332, on December 6, 2013, the Supreme Court grants a petition for writ of certiorari in a case challenging software method and system patent...more
The City of London’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has successfully shut down the ‘Sports Torrent Network’, a leading sports file-sharing site offering its members links to sports events online. ...more
The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has published guidance for copyright owners and consumers which outlines certain changes to current copyright law due to come into force on 1 June 2014....more
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