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Do you know whether the suppliers in your supply chains use unauthorized intellectual property (IP)? Are you in a position to answer this question definitively? Even if you own, or have the legal rights to use, all IP that...more
According to a recent Business Insider story, the future of 3D printing is now. If recent news headlines are anything to go by, BI is onto something: from saving the life of a child with a custom-made airway tube to creating...more
Bowman v. Monsanto Co. -
Decided: 5/13/2013 -
Holding: (9-0) Patent rights are exhausted for only original seed sold.
Bowman, a farmer, purchased and planted Monsanto’s patented...more
Patent Exhaustion Rejected: Patented Seed Purchaser Has No Right to Make Copies: Bowman v. Monsanto Co. -
In a narrow ruling that reaffirms the scope of patent protection over seeds, and possibly over other...more
May 24 (Bloomberg Law) -- Under current intellectual property law, a consumer who unlocks his or her own cellphone can be convicted as a felon. Law professor and Instapundit founder Glenn Reynolds says such a scenario is...more
Knobbe Martens’ patent attorneys Russell Jeide and Scott Cromar hosted a seminar series on intellectual property basics for Temecula’s business community. This presentation is from the first class giving a basic overview of...more
In This Publication:
- General Information
- Investment Factors
- Intellectual Property
- Principal Forms of Business Entities
In this issue:
- Federal Circuit: Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Appeal
- The Federal Circuit Draws the Line on Permissible Changes to Design Patent Claims – Or Does It?
- DMCA Safe Harbor Upheld for...more
Obviousness-Type Double Patenting May Exist When There Is Neither Common Ownership nor Common Inventorship -
Addressing an obviousness-type double patenting rejection, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit...more
Legal News: Eye on China Quarterly Newsletter offers companies helpful insight as they successfully navigate China’s complex and ever-changing legal and regulatory environment. In this issue, we focus on the following...more
The taxation of computer software is complex, confusing, and in some circumstances, uncertain; although self-created computer software is routinely sold today, especially with the significant increase in the number of...more
In This Presentation, Ned Sackman, an attorney and member of Bernstein Shur’s Labor and Employment Practice Group, explores ways companies can secure intellectual property using the following tools:
In Keehn v. United States (March 1, 2013), a pro se claimant alleged that he was solely responsible for thirty-one defense-related products, databases, concepts, doctrines, and other intellectual property while working for...more
*News from the Bench:
- First Sale Doctrine Applies To Copyrighted Works Lawfully Made Abroad.
- Dissenting Federal Circuit Judges Abide By The Akamai Standard.
- More On Joint Infringement and The Akamai...more
Entrepreneurs often know they need to protect their intellectual property, but often they don’t understand what kind of intangible asset can be protected and under what law....more
Table of Contents:
*I. U.S. Supreme Court
- A. Trademarks
*II. U.S. Courts of Appeal
- A. Patents
- B. Copyrights
- C. Copyrights/Criminal
- D. Trademarks
- E. Trademarks/Unfair...more
1. Standard governing liability under 93A -
Higher standard applies for business plaintiffs – More decisions confirm that a business plaintiff must make a higher showing of defendant wrongdoing in order to prevail...more
The Obama Administration issued a Report earlier this month, entitled "Administration Strategy on Mitigating the Theft of U.S. Trade Secrets," that sets forth its efforts to prevent trade secret misappropriation. The Report...more
In This Issue:
- Message from the Managing Partner
- Amazing Clients®: ACell: Medical Miracles - The Age of Bionic Reconstruction Arrives
- Rethinking Today’s “Fixed Income” Investments
- Can Gray...more
1. Can I infringe a patent if I am not aware of it?
Yes. Lack of knowledge of a patent or a lack of intent to infringe the patent is not a defense to an allegation of patent infringement. Patent infringement occurs when...more
In This Issue:
- FIGHTING COUNTERFEITS IN CHINA – LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL?
- FEDERAL CIRCUIT EXPANDS SCOPE OF INDUCED INFRINGEMENT FOR METHOD PATENTS
- JURISDICTIONS SPLIT ON WHEN COPYRIGHT REGISTRATION...more
In October 2009, we published the first edition of this White Paper, focusing primarily on social media issues in the United States. The response was overwhelming and far beyond our expectation — clients, friends, press and...more
Reflecting upon the events of the past twelve months, Patent Docs presents its sixth annual list of top biotech/pharma patent stories. For 2012, we identified fifteen stories that were covered on Patent Docs last year that...more
In This Issue:
..Federal Circuit Rules It’s Own Standards Apply When Considering Preliminary Injunctions
..Preliminary Testing of Medical Devices in Animals Enables Their Use in...more
This year has been marked by significant judicial and legislative developments relating to the fashion industry in the United States....more
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