Intellectual Property Bulletin - Spring 2020

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In This Issue

How COVID-19 is Changing IP Law – What You Need to Know

The rapid spread of COVID-19 brought about massive global events that led to a dizzying array of changes—including in intellectual property law, shaking up administrative procedures, court rules, and law firm best practices. As the legal community settles into the new reality brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, we thought it would be helpful to outline a number of the changes and provide links to help readers stay updated. — Stuart P. Meyer

Key IP Considerations in Corporate Venture Capital Transactions

Corporate venture capital has become an important part of the innovation and growth strategy for a broad range of companies and across nearly all industries. The scope and depth of due diligence analysis on IP and related commercial issues before completing a CVC investment will vary based upon the nature of the strategic objectives applicable to such investment. We briefly summarize many of the important IP and commercial due diligence considerations in the article below. — Vejay Lalla, Ian Goldstein, Christopher D. Joslyn, Jonathan Sagot and Ryan M. McRobert

Quick Updates

How Will SCOTUS Resolve the Circuit Split on Recovery of Profits for Trademark Infringement? — Troy Sanders

Express License for “Uncle” Patent Leads to Implied License for Asserted Patent — Catherine McCord

The Ongoing Importance of Copyright Registration — Brandon Cheung, Diana Lock and Jennifer Stanley

Large Verdict Awarded After Illinois Court Says DTSA Has Extraterritorial Effect in Private Actions — Jordan Bradford-Shivers

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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