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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Fiduciary Duties With Respect To Trade Secrets For Dual Or Multiple Directors

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The purpose of this short paper is to ‘join the dots’ between a director’s fiduciary duties and especially a person holding dual or multiple directorships and trade secrets....more

Field Law

Who Owns Copyright in Something That’s Part of the Law? (Fair Dealing and Crown Copyright)

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A certain code is adopted into law. Someone sells copies of that code, but they’re sued for copyright infringement. So… who owns the copyright? If the government owns copyright, then how can a reproduction of the law be...more

Hogan Lovells

Artificial Intelligence IP roundup 2018

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In our Global IP Outlook for 2018 we flagged the following key areas of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to consider for developments over the year. This post collates our related LimeGreen IP insights… and then some. ...more

Knobbe Martens

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. v. Breckenridge Pharmaceutical

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Federal Circuit Summary - Before Prost, Wallach, and Chen. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. Summary: A post-URAA patent that issues after but expires before a related pre-URAA...more

Shearman & Sterling LLP

The General Court Upholds the Commission’s Decision to Make Paramount’s Commitments in the Pay-TV Case Binding

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The long-awaited judgment of the General Court (GC) in the pay-TV saga (case AT.40023 Cross-border access to pay-TV) has finally been delivered, two years after the annulment action was brought. It was worth waiting for: The...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Federal Circuit Partially Clarifies Obviousness-Type Double Patenting Law in Two Opinions Released the Same Day

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued two opinions on December 7 that address two unsettled questions relating to obviousness-type double patenting (OTDP). These issues are of particular interest to...more

Polsinelli

Federal Circuit Holds that Demand Letters May Create Jurisdiction and Venue In the Location where the Demand Letter is Sent

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. On Dec. 7, 2018, the Federal Circuit issued a decision in Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. v. Plano Encryption Technologies, case number 16-2700, holding that non-practicing entities (companies whose only...more

Jones Day

Click-to-Call Cert Petition – Second Extension of Time Granted

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As reported in a prior post, DexMedia, Inc. previously filed an Application for Extension of Time to File a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari requesting an extension of 30 days in which to file a cert petition challenging the...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

Federal Circuit Protects Novartis Gilenya Patent From Obviousness-Type Double Patenting

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

In Novartis AG v. Ezra Ventures LLC, the Federal Circuit addressed “the interplay between a patent term extension (PTE) granted pursuant to 35 U.S.C. § 156 and the obviousness-type double patenting doctrine.” In upholding the...more

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. v. Breckenridge Pharmaceutical Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2018)

On Friday, December 7th, the Federal Circuit handed down two opinions concerning the proper application of the judicially created doctrine of obviousness-type double patenting (OTDP). The first, Novartis AG v. Ezra Ventures...more

Jones Day

Board Grants Discovery Regarding RPI Issues

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In Cavium, LLC v. Alacritech, Inc., Case IPR2018-00401 (PTAB Nov. 20, 2018) (Paper 24), the PTAB granted a Patent Owner’s motion for additional discovery relating to real party-in-interest. The split-panel decision is...more

Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.

Will Warner Bros. Win the Wizard War?

by Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A. on

I was not caught up in the wizardry of Harry Potter until last April when I saw “Harry Potter the Cursed Child” on Broadway....more

Morgan Lewis

Pennsylvania Court’s Downs Racing Decision Deals Blow to Broad Application of Sales and Use Tax Statutes

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Royalties and licensing fees from intellectual property used in the operation of tangible property in Pennsylvania are not subject to sales and use tax. Intellectual property is something separate, and is not merely an...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP

What Are the Top Hatch-Waxman and BPCIA Developments for November 2018?

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This month we highlight two reversals by the Federal Circuit and a summary judgment of indefiniteness from New Jersey. CASES - Federal Circuit - Grant of Preliminary Injunction Reversed - Indivior Inc. v. Dr....more

Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.

Is Apple iPhone Billboard Advertising Xs-ive?

by Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A. on

As I mentioned last week, Apple’s present iPhone Xs billboard advertising campaign is ubiquitous at the moment, especially this image, totally flooding the Minneapolis skyway system, and beyond...more

Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

Tax Compliance Giant Not In Compliance? PTP OneClick Asserts Patent Infringement And Trade Secret Misappropriation Claims Against...

by Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. on

Avalara, best known for its comprehensive suite of SaaS-based tax compliance solutions, found itself on the defensive after competitor PTP OneClick filed a lawsuit in October in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Copyrights and Costs: A Tale of Two Statutes

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

On January 14, 2019, the Supreme Court is set to hear oral argument in the copyright dispute Oracle USA Inc. v. Rimini Street, Inc. The Court will provide guidance on the proper definition of “full costs” under the Copyright...more

McGuireWoods LLP

Extang and Laurmark Seek Temporary and Permanent Customs Ban on All Pickup Truck Folding Bed Covers In ITC Filing

by McGuireWoods LLP on

On Dec. 7, 2018, Extang Corporation and Laurmark Enterprises, Inc. (collectively, Extang) filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) alleging patent and trademark infringement by all companies that...more

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Social Media Engagement - Top 10 Legal Issues and Risk Mitigation Strategies

While individuals can interact with celebrities, brands, and anyone else on social media with impunity and little legal risk, companies may not. Companies and the brands they manage occupy a different space because companies...more

Ropes & Gray LLP

Impact of Changes at the PTAB on Patent Owners

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Scott McKeown, Ropes & Gray IP litigation partner and chair of the firm’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) group, examines how some recent changes at the PTAB will benefit patent owners. ----- Transcript: I'm Scott...more

Jones Day

Does § 315(e)(2) Mean What It Says and Says What It Means?

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When an IPR petition results in a final written decision, the IPR petitioner (or the petitioner’s real party in interest or privy) is estopped from asserting in a civil litigation or an ITC action that “the claim is invalid...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

PTAB SOP 1 Explains APJ Paneling Process

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Recently the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) revised several of its Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), including PTAB SOP 1 which relates to how Administrative Patent Judges (APJs) are assigned to cases. SOP 1...more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Invention for Navigating Complex 3-D Worksheet Held Patent-Eligible

In Data Engine Techs. LLC v. Google LLC, the Federal Circuit held that an invention for navigating through complex three-dimensional electronic spreadsheets was patent-eligible subject matter. The invention solved the...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Focusing Questions of Software Patent Eligibility on the Specific Technological Solution and Specific Technological Problem Being...

The U.S. Supreme Court presented a two-step framework for determining whether a claim contains patentable subject matter under the abstract idea exception to 35 U.S.C. § 101 in Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int’l....more

Foley & Lardner LLP

Will PTAB SOP 2 Promote Uniformity Across The USPTO

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The USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) recently revised its Standard Operating Procedures, including PTAB SOP 2 which creates a new procedure for Precedential Opinion Panel review and outlines a process anyone can...more

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