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Federal Circuit Says PTO Submissions can Waive Privilege to Future Communications

On July 20, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in In re OptumInsight denied OptumInsight’s petition for writ of mandamus on privilege waiver. The court held that the District Court for the...more

IPR Privity Analysis Includes Post-Complaint Period - VMWare, Inc. v. Good Technology Software, Inc.

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Clarifying the privity requirement for inter partes review (IPR) petitions, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB or Board) explained that privity should be determined looking at the...more

Untimely Presentation of Updated Mandatory Notice Is Not a Cause for Termination - Valeo North America, Inc. v. Magna Electronics...

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Addressing a petitioner’s untimely Updated Mandatory Notice following a merger, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (PTO) Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB or Board) denied a patent owner’s motion to terminate an inter...more

Court Endorses FTC Authority To Require Special Reporting for Pharmaceutical Licenses

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

A federal court has endorsed the Federal Trade Commission’s authority to adopt regulations under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act that target specific industries. In Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America v....more

Are the Regulators Coming after the Patent Trolls?

by BakerHostetler on

The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice recently held a workshop to discuss the effects of patent assertion entities (PAEs) on innovation and competition....more

FTC and DOJ Explore Role of Patent Assertion Entities in the Patent Innovation Market

by Farella Braun + Martel LLP on

On December 10, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) jointly presented the “Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs) Activities Workshop.” This publicly-held workshop signaled a recognition by...more

BLG Monthly Update for August 2012

by Neil Guthrie on

Exotic dancer slips and falls, negligent handling of human remains and the usual neat contracts cases -- all this and more in the BLG Monthly Update for August!...more

Spring 2012 Eye on China Newsletter

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Legal News: Eye on China Quarterly Newsletter is part of our ongoing commitment to providing legal insight to our clients as they successfully navigate the complex and ever-changing legal and regulatory environment, whether...more

Canadian Patents: Importance of Registering Assignment

by Field Law on

This is a review of a recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, which has implications for Canadian patent owners and assignees. The case is Verdellen v. Monaghan Mushrooms Ltd. The facts are that...more

Is Your Company's Website Revealing International Trade Law Violations?

by David Schwartz on

Is your company's website revealing international trade law violations?...more

China Life Sciences - December 2011

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In this issue: Investor Q&A; Implications of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act for Chinese Life Science Companies; Frequent Issues Arising in Acquisitions of China Life Sciences Targets; and Key Regulatory...more

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