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Five Common Myths about Utility Patents for Start-ups

1. As a start-up, utility patents are not worth the investment. While it is true that utility patents are expensive — costing up to $25,000 and about $10,000 on average — not having patent protection can end up costing...more

Sessions's War on the Cole Memo and the New Frontier for the Canna-IP Industry

Since Attorney General Jeff Sessions was sworn in, the cannabis industry has been watching and waiting to see if he would indeed keep his word to crack down on state-legal cannabis businesses. On January 4, 2018, just four...more

What’s up with WHOIS? The GDPR May Limit or Prevent Access to Domain Name Registration Information

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Domain name registrars and registries might soon be changing their mantra from, “I think ICANN,” to, “Maybe ICANN’T,” when it comes to providing publicly available WHOIS information for domain name registrants. New potential...more

FCPA Compliance Report-Episode 363, Convercent on 2017 Compliance Trends

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode, I visit with Keith Read and Angus Robertson, with Convercent, on some of the key trends they observed in the marketplace in 2017, from the vendor perspective. I found this an interesting perspective as both...more

Lower Courts Continue to Grapple with Venue in the Wake of In re Micron and In re Cray

Further to our ongoing coverage of the post-TC Heartland patent litigation landscape, a pair of recent and interesting cases from Texas and Delaware further evolved this important venue-related jurisprudence....more

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Registration is due by December 31st, 2017

by Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP on

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a safe harbor from copyright infringement liability for “online service providers.” An “online service providers” is a website that falls into one of the four following...more

Patents - The Multifunction IP Pocket Tools For Your Business

by SmithAmundsen LLC on

Business leaders curious about leveraging an intellectual property (IP) portfolio may think of patents as merely a single-purpose tool: a sword to keep others from using your patented idea. In reality, patents are like a...more

4 Top Takeaways: Recent Trends Involving Intellectual Property in Bankruptcy

Kilpatrick Townsend partner David Posner spoke at a recent New York State Bar Association event where he and other panelists discussed the topic “Around the Edges of IP: Complexities of IP in Bankruptcy.” Mr. Posner...more

If Your Company’s Websites or Blogs Host User-Generated Content, Please Read This Client Alert!

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In the classic rock song “Light My Fire,” ‘60s icon and the Doors’ lead singer Jim Morrison sang, “The time to hesitate is through.” If your company operates a website or blog that hosts user-generated content, and has yet...more

Copyright Liability Safe Harbor Treatment Requires Action by December 31, 2017 for Many

by Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP on

Website or information “service providers” who in the past have made hard-copy filings to designate agents to take advantage of the “safe harbor” liability shield provision under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)...more

Insight on Estate Planning - Year End 2017

In This Issue: - When should you turn down an inheritance? - Addressing intellectual property requires careful estate planning - Year end is an ideal time to review your estate plan - Estate planning pitfall: You’re...more

An EC Communication on SEPs – Not More Not Less

A summary of the European Commission’s Policy Document on standard essential patents (SEPs). After considerable preparations and consultation the European Commission has on 29 November 2017 issued a Communication “setting...more

The Latest Trends in Drug Monopolies

by Zelle LLP on

Brand-name pharmaceutical companies employ a variety of strategies to preserve and extend their branded drug products’ monopolies. Challenges by generic drug manufacturers and consumers to those efforts as allegedly...more

Federal Circuit Concludes that TC Heartland Was a Change in the Law, Reviving Venue Transfer Motions for Defendants Previously...

On November 15, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit resolved a split among district courts on the question whether the United States Supreme Court’s TC Heartland decision constituted a change in...more

Legal Issues Related to the Development of Automated, Autonomous, and Connected Cars

by Jones Day on

As interest in autonomous vehicles accelerates, and as the related technologies evolve, the vehicles' manufacturers and their suppliers are preparing to encounter a broad range of legal issues. This Jones Day White Paper...more

Company “Branding” and the Benefits of Federal Trademark Registration

Selecting and protecting your “brand” should begin from the very moment a business is in the process of being formed, whether that business is a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, or...more

Trade and Manufacturing Alert - November 2017

by King & Spalding on

KORUS Renegotiation Update - As we have reported previously, United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer formally notified Korea in July that the U.S. requested a special Joint Committee meeting under the...more

Pharma and Biotech: Key Trends and Legal Risks

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

How to thrive amid uncertainty? This was the question we explored at the 35th FT Global Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Conference. Here are five key industry trends and corresponding practical legal tips to help companies...more

DMCA Agent Registration Reminder

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

If your company hosts any type of user generated content on a website, then you should appoint and record a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) agent with the Copyright Office to take advantage of safe harbor provisions...more

Digital Health Report - Fall 2017

Digital health is the convergence between healthcare, genomics, and digital technologies. It is a fast-growing sector with important implications for individuals and institutions alike. Whether it is hospitals and health...more

Time is Running Out to Update DMCA’s Safe Harbor Agent Designations

by Bryan Cave on

As we previously reported, internet service providers must register their agents through the new on-line system before the end of 2017 to preserve their benefits under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s (“DMCA”) safe...more

Custom Software Development: Practical Strategies to Get What You Pay For

by Carlton Fields on

A company’s custom software is an increasingly important part of growing profitability, shrinking expenses, and reaching new markets. It is critical to corporate success or failure. Software deals and licensing models are...more

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) – Designate Your Agent.

by Williams Mullen on

The U.S. Copyright Office issued a rule change to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) § 512 safe harbor provision that affects the rights of online service providers that are new to the DMCA system or those that...more

What Is In A Name – A LOT!

by Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A. on

The parent company of fashion giant Coach found out that there is a lot to a brand name. Coach’s strategic plan was to expand into a specialty retailer that would branch out beyond the COACH® brand. To accomplish this...more

Northern District Of California Pares Allegations In Shareholder Suit Against Twitter

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On Monday, October 16, 2017, Judge Jon S. Tigar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California granted in part and denied in part a motion to dismiss a shareholder class action alleging violations...more

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