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Top EU patent and EU unitary patent developments in 2017 for ADG companies

by Hogan Lovells on

In 2016, proposals crystalized that will bring significant changes to the European Union (EU) patent system and the patent litigation system. Despite the Brexit, the United Kingdom (UK) has announced that it too will ratify...more

First Circuit BAP Protects Trademark Licensees In Bankruptcy Despite Section 365(n)

The First Circuit recently issued an important interpretation of bankruptcy law that directly impacts trademark licensing rights. In In re Tempnology LLC, 559 B.R. 809 (1st Cir. BAP 2016), the First Circuit Bankruptcy...more

Judge Woods Holds That Assignment of a Patent is Not an Assignment of an “Interest” Under a License to the Patent

On September 28, 2016, District Judge Gregory Woods (S.D.N.Y.) denied defendant YKK Corp.’s (“YKK”) motion to dismiss the suit, in which plaintiffs Au New Haven, LLC (“Au New Haven”) and Trelleborg Coated Systems US, Inc....more

E-Commerce: The European Commission Completes Its Preliminary Report on the E-Commerce Sector Inquiry

by McDermott Will & Emery on

In May 2015, the European Commission (the Commission) launched a sector inquiry in the field of e-commerce in the context of its Digital Single Market strategy. Its aim was to obtain an overview of prevailing market trends,...more

"Brexit Bites": Intellectual Property

by K&L Gates LLP on

This is the fifth in our series of "Brexit Bites" which focuses on Intellectual Property. A Brexit would in all likelihood have a significant impact upon intellectual property legislation, much of which derives from...more

Ericsson And Apple Settle Patent Disputes

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Ericsson and Apple reportedly have settled the patent disputes between them, including those involving standard essential patents that were pending in district courts in California and Texas as well as in the U.S....more

Edwards and Medtronic to Settle All Patent Litigation; Medtronic to Make over $1 Billion in Payments

by Knobbe Martens on

According to a press release, Edwards Lifesciences and Medtronic have agreed to settle all outstanding patent litigation between the companies, including cases related to transcatheter heart valves. The press release noted...more

Fourth Circuit Affirms Application of Section 365(n) to Ensure Patent Licensees Sufficiently Protected in Granting Relief to...

by Dechert LLP on

The Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in Jaffe v. Samsung Elecs. Co., Ltd., recently held that a U.S. bankruptcy court is not required under principles of comity to blindly apply foreign law to assets located in the...more

Beware the Mandatory SAM Engagement

by Scott & Scott, LLP on

Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Christopher Barnett, says companies contemplating new or renewal volume-licensing agreements with Microsoft need to carefully review those documents with counsel before signing anything. New terms...more

Patent Series: Protecting inventions

by Ladas & Parry LLP on

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

Intellectual Property Newsletter - January 2013

by King & Spalding on

In This Issue: *News From the Bench - Enough Already, Supreme Court Tells Petitioner in Mythology-Laced Opinion. - Divided Fed. Circuit Affirms Patentability of Claims to a 12-Can Dispenser...more

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