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Foley Hoag LLP - Cannabis and the Law

Cannabis Brands Beware – Branding/White Labeling in New York Requires Application Submittal by December 18, 2023

While licensing agreements between brands and license holders are typical in mature cannabis jurisdictions, what is uncommon is the requirement that said brands become licensed solely for the purposes of entering into...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Second Circuit Finds Art Collective Can’t Use First Amendment to Skate Out of Injunction

In its first opportunity to apply the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Jack Daniel’s Properties v. VIP Products LLC, which held that the First Amendment did not protect infringing works that “use [the complainant’s] mark [...more

Venable LLP

NFT Intellectual Property Considerations

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Want to learn more about drafting, negotiating, and understanding intellectual property and technology contracts and have 10 minutes to spare? Grab your morning coffee or afternoon tea and dig into our Tech Contract Quick...more

Weintraub Tobin

(Podcast) The Briefing: Netflix to Pay $2.5M to GoTV for Patent Infringement

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Netflix has been ordered to pay GoTV Streaming $2.5 Million in damages for infringing one of its wireless technology patents. Scott Hervey and Eric Caligiuri discuss this update on this episode of The Briefing....more

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The Briefing: Netflix to Pay $2.5M to GoTV for Patent Infringement

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Netflix has been ordered to pay GoTV Streaming $2.5 Million in damages for infringing one of its wireless technology patents. Scott Hervey and Eric Caligiuri discuss this update on this episode of The Briefing....more

Bricker Graydon LLP

The Transfer Portal is Open for Business: Steps for Giving Advice to Student-Athletes

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The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) transfer portal is open for business, though that phrase may be too accurate these days. Nevertheless, for Division I football student-athletes, the time is now and business...more

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

Jager Pro, Inc. v. W-W Manufacturing Co. (Fed. Cir. 2023)

Although merely exemplifying the burden imposed on an appellant by the Federal Circuit's substantial evidence standard of review over decisions by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office regarding the facts underlying legal...more

Troutman Pepper

NCAA President Proposes Radical Changes to NIL Rules — Highway to NIL Podcast

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The Highway to NIL Podcast analyzes the legal landscape concerning college athletics and the regulation of name, image, and likeness (NIL) rights of student athletes. The podcast provides key insights into the current state...more

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd. v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2023)

Proper construction of claim limitations reciting the chemical property of pH (which denotes the concentration of hydrogen ions in a solution as an indication of acidity) has arisen several times in district court and Federal...more

Smart & Biggar

Canadian patents: Establishing “due care” after failure to pay a maintenance fee

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It has been four years since amendments to the Patent Act and Patent Rules were made, bringing the Patent Law Treaty (PLT) into force in Canada. The most consequential changes have proven to be the handling of missed...more

Fish & Richardson

Webinar | Hatch-Waxman 2023 Year in Review

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Nearly 40 years ago, Congress signed into law the Hatch-Waxman Act, balancing the need for lower cost prescription drugs and the protection of pharmaceutical innovations. For both branded and generic drug developers, the...more

Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP

HHS to Go a March-In'

Following years of discussion and pressure being applied by certain policymakers (including Senate HELP Committee Chair Bernie Sanders), the Biden Administration announced that a framework is being put forward by HHS and the...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Getty Image’s AI Model Training Lawsuit in UK Against Stability to Proceed 

A UK court has ruled that Getty Image’s lawsuit against Stability AI for copyright infringement over generative AI technology can proceed. Stability had sought to have the case dismissed, alleging in part, that the AI models...more

International Lawyers Network

Small Entity Status vs. Micro Entity Status for Patent Applications in the U.S.

Suppose you have an inventor or applicant who asks you to file a patent application in the U.S. However, the applicant has limited financial resources for filing the patent application. Should you claim small entity status or...more

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

The Pitch - November 2023

The Pitch newsletter is a monthly update of legal issues and news affecting or related to the music, film and television, fine arts, media, professional athletics, eSports, and gaming industries. The Pitch features a diverse...more

Holland & Knight LLP

The Coming Shift from Patent to Trade Secret Protection for Generative AI Inventions

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Generative artificial intelligence (AI) has the remarkable ability to develop novel solutions to problems, and patent law has historically protected those solutions. Under current statutes and jurisprudence, however, only...more

Mintz - Intellectual Property Viewpoints

Basics – How an Inventor’s Own Work Affects Patent Applications

Imagine excitedly filing a patent application, waiting years for the case to be examined, and then finding your application rejected on grounds that it is obvious or anticipated by your own previously published work. This is...more

Jenner & Block

MSCHF in Applying Jack Daniel’s?: The Second Circuit’s Decision in Vans, Inc. v. MSCHF Product Studio, Inc.

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This client alert provides an update on case law following the Supreme Court’s decision in Jack Daniel’s Properties, Inc. v. VIP Products LLC... ...more

McDermott Will & Emery

PTO Creates Separate Design Patent Bar

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The US Patent & Trademark Office (PTO) published its final rule, creating a separate design patent bar where admitted design patent practitioners will practice in design patent proceedings only. (88 Fed. Reg. 78644 (Nov. 16,...more

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Word From on High: Provide Reasoned Explanation When Departing From Established Practice

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In a decision on motion in an appeal from the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit admonished the Board on remand to “furnish a reasoned explanation” when departing from its...more

Hogan Lovells

Beijing Internet Court grants copyright protection for AI artworks, but copyrightability debate of AI-generated output continues

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The copyrightability of AI-generated output has been a hotly debated topic before various Chinese courts since 2018. The latest Chinese judgment on this topic was issued recently by the Beijing Internet Court, on 27 November...more

Quarles & Brady LLP

New USPTO Design Patent “Bar” to be Created in 2024

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The United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) is amending the rules of practice in patent cases by creating a separate space for individuals with educational backgrounds in design-related disciplines to qualify to...more

Kilpatrick

8 Key Takeaways - The Presumption of Irreparable Harm After the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020

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Kilpatrick’s Chris Bussert, a senior counsel with more than 30 years of experience in helping clients protect and defend their most important assets and brands, recently wrote the article “The Presumption of Irreparable Harm...more

Wiley Rein LLP

COFC Releases Decision on Damages Owed by DOD in Copyright Infringement Case

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The U.S. Court of Federal Claims (COFC) recently unsealed its decision on damages for copyright infringement by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) in 4DD Holdings, Inc. v. United States (Case No. 15-945C). The Court awarded...more

Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP

Clarity May Be Around the Corner for Antitrust Scrutiny of Reverse Payment Settlements

In the ten years since the Supreme Court ruled in Federal Trade Commission v. Actavis that reverse payment settlements—or settlements where a patent holder pays an accused patent infringer cash or other consideration to end...more

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