A Focus on Energy: Royalty Trusts
Instapundit: America's IP Laws Need to be "Pruned Back"
The Indiana Department of Revenue recently concluded that a company that earned royalty income from licensing trademarks and trade names to two of its Indiana affiliates, and had no physical presence in the state, nonetheless...more
A patentee bears the burden of proving infringement when a licensee seeks a declaratory judgment of non-infringement, the U.S. Supreme Court has held. The ruling reversed the Federal Circuit and clarified declaratory...more
President Enrique Peña Nieto has submitted a sweeping Energy Reform Bill (ERB) to Mexico’s Congress.
In his recent State of the Union Address, President Peña Nieto confirmed his commitment to move forward decisively with...more
Frequently, parties enter into IP license agreements in which the licensor grants a license or other rights to a bundle of its intellectual property (patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, know-how, etc.) pertaining...more
The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals recently reluctantly refused to enforce a hybrid intellectual property agreement – that is, an agreement involving a bundle of patent, trade secret, and other intellectual property...more
On January 8, the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division (“DOJ”) and the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (“PTO”) (collectively, “the Agencies”) issued a joint policy statement regarding remedies for Standards-Essential...more
The FTC recently issued two decisions and proposed consent orders concerning Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act (“FTCA”) and standard essential patents (“SEPs”). Not only do these decisions emphasize the...more
Earlier this week, the California Court of Appeal, First District, held that the right to replicate and install software is an intangible property right for sales-factor sourcing purposes. Thus, for the years at issue, the...more
When a company’s losses and obligations send it into bankruptcy, one of its most powerful tools available in trying to reorganize and emerge is Section 365 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Section 365 allows the bankrupt company...more
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