Topic: infringement

JD Supra Corporate Brief: FATCA Update, Whistleblower Dilemna, European Data, Foreign Banks

Great moments in IP history: on this day in 1794, Eli Whitney is granted a patent for the cotton gin. What to make of news that Sonos will ‘forward-publish’ patents? Depends on whom you ask… (JD Supra Contributors) This should be the last substantial change to FATCA before it goes into effect… (Skadden Arps) The… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Information Governance, Merger Review, Patent Law, Red Tape

Go on, treat yourself to email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief. Because you deserve it. Was 2013 the year of “Information Governance”? Looks like it… (Judy Selby and James Sherer at BakerHostetler) Turns out the past is never dead for the FTC… (Leslie John, Jason Leckerman, and Marcel Pratt at Ballard Spahr) What… Read more »

7 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Do to Protect Your Startup’s IP

“For a new venture […] an intellectual property portfolio may be the venture’s only major asset.” (Vern Francissen of law firm Lane Powell) You have an amazing startup idea and work is underway. Positive response from early adopters; you’re building a great team; things are looking good… But don’t overlook one key part to your… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Law: China Princelings, Ethical Practices, FRAND Disputes, Venture Financings

Wednesdays get a raw deal: the spelling / pronunciation discord, the embarrassing “hump day” nickname, those orphaned mid-week holidays… But it’s not all bad – they also get their own JD Supra Corporate Brief: So what’s the big deal about hiring “princelings” in China, anyway? (Michael Volkov) As it turns out, a state insurance commissioner’s… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Drug Pricing in China, Corruption in Brazil, Climate Change in Congress, Antitrust Law in Europe

A Friday in July and you’re reading the JD Supra Corporate Brief? Does it get any better? China is questioning 60 pharmaceutical companies about their drug pricing (Dechert) Myriad is going on the litigation offensive to protect its BRCA1 and BRCA2 patents (MBHB) Even the ITC is targeting patent trolls… (Duane Morris) Companies operating in… Read more »

Latest IP Need to Know: Patent Eligibility, Nutella, Texas Trade Secrets Act, Trademark Scams, More

What’s new in intellectual property law? Plenty: patent eligibility of computer-related inventions, a uniform trade secrets act in Texas, new discovery rules for 337 investigations, trademark scams, and a whole lot more. Even Lady Gaga… First, our featured update: a sweet love story with an important message for those who might consider a trademark infringement… Read more »

How to Protect Your Trademark – Latest Need-to-Know…

“Trademark owners have a duty to police their mark… The cost of dropping the ball on this duty can range from a bar on future enforcement of your rights against a particular company to a complete loss of all trademark rights.” (Mintz Levin) Applying for and obtaining a trademark is just the first step –… Read more »

Federal Circuit Clarifies Requirements for Joinder in Multi-Defendant Patent Infringement Lawsuits

On May 4, 2012, a Federal Circuit panel issued a decision that narrowed the conditions under which plaintiffs can include multiple unrelated defendants in claims of patent infringement. The ruling, which only applies to lawsuits filed before the America Invents Act took effect in September 2011, blocks joinder in multi-defendant patent infringement cases where the… Read more »

Be Careful If Your Online Advertising Relies on Terms You Do Not Own

“Rosetta Stone’s complaint, filed in 2009, alleged that Google infringed Rosetta Stone’s trademark rights by selling its trademarks as keywords to third-party competitors without [its] permission…” – Fourth Circuit Resurrects Rosetta Stone’s Challenge to Google’s AdWords Program, by Mintz Levin If your online strategy involves use of your competitor’s trademark(s) to drive Google traffic, it might be time for… Read more »