Pennsylvania Tavern Games Licenses
An Autodesk settlement agreement contains the typical payment and release language, but sometimes the agreements also contain non-monetary provisions that audit targets must follow. Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Brian...more
This Legal Insight updates our Legal Insight dated June 25, 2013, regarding the Delaware Chancery Court case captioned PharmAthene, Inc. v. SIGA Technologies, Inc., Civ. Action No. 2627-VCP, in which K&L Gates LLP serves as...more
Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises -
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in affirming a district court decision that toy maker Marvel was not required to make payments after the expiration of a patent,...more
Heading into this year’s Super Bowl party season, there are two things every lawyer should be concerned about. First, why can’t your team get it together? Second, what do you do if you are asked to explain to your friends and...more
In This Presentation:
• What is a trademark?
• How do you protect a trademark?
• How do you avoid infringing trademarks of others?
• What is a copyright?
• How do you...more
USCA, Tenth Circuit, December 23, 2014 -
Tenth Circuit dismisses Stan Lee Media’s copyright infringement claim against Disney, finding that plaintiff was collaterally estopped from asserting copyright infringement...more
More and more of the music, movies, and books we own exist only online, in digital form. What happens to these collections after the owner dies? Surprisingly, while you may want your heirs to have access to the books, music...more
Patents claiming inventions which must be used to comply with certain technical standards (for example, the Wi-Fi standard or standards for 3G) are referred to as standards-essential patents or “SEPs”. There has,...more
It’s a monster movie cliché – near the end, when the monster is “dead,” the dust is settling and the heroes are patting each other on the back, the monster rises from the dead and goes on one more rampage before it expires....more
KIMBLE V. MARVEL ENTERPRISES, INC.
Patent Licensing - Cert. Pending -
Issue: Whether the Supreme Court should overrule Brulotte v. Thys Co., which held “a patentee’s use of a royalty agreement that projects...more
Fifty years ago, in Brulotte v. Thys Co., the U.S. Supreme Court held that the collection of royalties after a patent’s expiration constitutes per se patent misuse. Although criticized by scholars, antitrust agencies, and the...more
Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Roxane Laboratories, Inc.
Case Number: 1:13-cv-03288-TPG -
Defendant Roxane Laboratories, Inc. (“Roxane”) was sued by Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Endo”) when Endo learned that...more
You are a trademark licensee, and your licensor suddenly declares bankruptcy. Then, to make matters worse, the bankruptcy trustee rejects your licensing agreement. What does this mean for you? Although intellectual...more
The American Bankruptcy Institute‘s Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11 issued its report last week, capping more than two years of hearings, meetings, and hard work. Having had the honor of testifying before the...more
On average, the U.S. Supreme Court historically hears fewer than one patent case each term. For example, in the 14 years between 1982 and 1995, the Court decided only five patent cases. In the seven years between 1995 and...more
The U.S. Supreme Court Friday agreed to revisit a longstanding precedent that bars patent owners from collecting royalties after their patents have expired, even if those post-expiration payments represent compensation for...more
On Friday, December 12, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari on Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises, Inc., No. 13-720, opening the possibility that the Supreme Court will overturn Brulotte v. Thys Co., 379 U.S. 29 (1964),...more
Pero v. Norfolk S. Ry., Co., 2014 WL 6772619 (E.D. Tenn. Dec. 1, 2014).
In this employment law case, the plaintiff filed a motion to compel the production of a video that the plaintiff claimed demonstrated the setting...more
President Obama has signed H.R. 5728, reauthorizing the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010 (“STELA”) which was set to expire at the end of this year. The new law, entitled the STELA Reauthorization Act of...more
The Grigoleit Co. v. Whirlpool Corp. -
Addressing a lower court’s reasonable royalty determination that chose not to rely on the Georgia Pacific factors, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently...more
Oracle Corporation v. SAP AG -
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has explained that a copyright owner is not required to show that it actually would have granted a license to the defendant before it can...more
BNB Health Grades, Inc. ("Health Grades") filed a patent infringement action against MDx Medical, Inc., d/b/a Vitals.com ("MDx"). During the litigation, Health Grades identified licensing agreements and associated systems...more
In This Issue:
- Look Before You Click “Agree”: The Importance of Negotiating Your Company’s Software License Agreements
- Fraud in Virginia
- Common Myths about Copyright and the Internet
- Excerpt from...more
Federal Circuit: Licensor Has No Standing to Sue Where it Has Transferred “All Substantial Rights” to Its Licensee -
The Federal Circuit affirmed a decision by Judge Schneider in the Eastern District of Texas to...more
People sometimes forget that when you click “I Accept” or “I Agree”, you are entering into a legally-binding contract with the software company or website owner. And usually, the terms of the contract are extremely one-sided...more
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