To date, three distinct scenarios relating to joinder have been presented to the Board, each demonstrating inter partes review strategies being employed by Petitioners, as well as the Board’s willingness to join proceedings...more
The president of a corporation, manager of a limited liability company, trustee of a family trust, or principal of another business entity receives a summons in a Florida divorce case. One spouse contends the other’s...more
In Austcorp Project No 20 Pty Ltd v LM Investment Management Ltd (In Liq); in the matter of Bellpac Pty Ltd (receivers and managers appointed) (in Liq)  FCA 883, the Federal Court of Australia granted leave to join the...more
What everybody doesn't seem to know is how to get Congress to listen to the needs of the innovation community when well-heeled sectors put their lobbying and financial support in favor of legislation purportedly aimed at...more
Significant congressional activity took place on November 18, 2013, bringing patent reform several steps closer to enactment. While final passage remains too early to predict (and no single bill has yet been voted out of...more
The Federal Circuit recently confirmed that district courts must still exercise discretion in deciding motions to sever where the heightened joinder requirements of the AIA are satisfied.
In In re Nintendo, Co.¸ __...more
I. FEDERAL PROCEDURE -
A. Overview of Article.
The purpose of this article is to provide summaries and brief discussion of significant recent cases from the United States Supreme Court, the United States Circuit...more
Over the past several years, content providers, particularly in the adult film industry, have filed numerous suits against users who have copied their works via the BitTorrent file-sharing protocol. Put briefly, the use of...more
In the context of professional indemnity insurance, there have been multiple instances in which claimants have attempted to join – as a party to court proceedings – the insurer of an alleged wrongdoer.
In NSW, the...more
On January 29, 2013, the Federal Circuit issued its second mandamus decision in In re EMC Corp., 2013 WL 324154 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 29, 2013). Although the appellate court ultimately denied a petition for a writ directing the...more
In This Issue:
..Quinn Emanuel Deutschland Named “IP Law Firm of the Year” and “Patent Law Firm of the Year” by JUVE
..Intellectual Property Trial Lawyer Amar Thakur Joins Quinn Emanuel...more
In September 2011, Congress passed the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (“AIA”), which implemented a number of changes to the U.S. patent system. Notably, Congress took aim at a proliferation of patent infringement suits...more
On September 16, 2011, the America Invents Act (AIA) ushered in major changes to the U.S. patent system, including changes affecting assertion of patent infringement against multiple, unrelated accused infringers. Effective...more
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