Topic: IP

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 »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cybersecurity & Corporate Boards, OSHA & Dirty Laundry, IP & Wearable Computers, Corruption & Agency Cooperation

Always nice, never naughty: the JD Supra Corporate Brief. Cybersecurity has become one of the hottest topics in the corporate boardroom… (Akin Gump) Get ready to read about your company’s dirty workplace illness and injury laundry online… (Joe Liburt, Michelle O’Meara, and Tracy Scheidtmann at Orrick) Is wearable computing the next intellectual property battleground? (Quinn… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Crowdfunding Rules, Data Protection, Sleep Studies, Foreign Whistleblowers

It’s Friday, and that means a hearty helping of law news around the JD Supra breakfast table. Dig in! How to run an IPO while pursuing a private confidential auction of your company? Start with this video… (Cathy Birkeland at Latham & Watkins) The new SEC crowdfunding proposal: one small step for regulators, one giant… Read more »

Universities Take Note: The America Invents Act Could Destroy Your Patent Portfolio

[Link: AIA Impact on University Innovation and Tech Transfer – Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.] IP lawyer Robert Sterne at Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox has a message for universities and technology centers that generate revenue from patent portfolios built around R&D: the America Invents Act (AIA) changes everything. And not in a particularly… Read more »

2012 in Review – The Most Popular Corporate Law Report Posts of the Year

What’s on your mind? Four themes in particular, if we go by what you’ve read over the past year: Legal issues related to doing business internationally Dodd-Frank regulations and other financial reforms Intellectual property Health care, including in particular HIPAA regulations and health care reform As popular as those issues were, however, there are many… Read more »

And One Patent to Rule Them All… EU Closes in On Unitary Patent

“The unitary patent will provide automatic unitary patent protection in all 25 participating member states (Spain and Italy are not included) in a move said to be directed at cutting costs for EU companies and, hence, boosting competitiveness. Of course, unitary patents and their enforcement via the unified court is available for non-EU applicants as… Read more »

IP Law News: Latest Need-to-Know from JD Supra

For your reference, a roundup of recent updates on intellectual property law issues in the news: design patents, the patentability of genetic material, trademark disputes, and more. You should know: On Design Patents… The Future of Design Patents (Sterne Kessler): Attorney Tracy-Gene G. Durkin’s take on what the future may hold for design patents. Is… Read more »

Three to Watch in IP Law: Gray Goods, India Patents, YouTube

Here’s a look at three recent developments in intellectual property law with implications that go far beyond copyright, patent, and other IP issues. You should know: 1. Gray Goods are Red Hot The Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in a case of international proportions: does the Copyright Act’s doctrine of first sale – which… Read more »

[Video Series] Sterne Kessler on America Invents Act, USPTO Contested Proceedings, & Patent Office Litigation Predictions

Washington, D.C.-based IP law firm Sterne Kessler has issued an informative series of videos featuring Robert Greene Sterne, the firm’s founding director, discussing the “huge challenges facing the new Patent Trial and Appeal Board at the United States Patent & Trademark Office.” For your interest, Mr. Sterne’s predictions: 1. The Spike: “…discusses the spike in… Read more »

Akamai / McKesson Ruling Changes Standard for Proving Induced Infringement

On August 31, 2012, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a ruling that, writes Tony Dutra at Bloomberg BNA, “will likely have more effect on patent law in the future than Apple’s iPhone design patents will.” Nicole Smith and Ryan Malloy (law firm Morrison & Foerster) explain: “In the 6-5 decision, the… Read more »

FTC Proposes New HSR Rules for Reporting Pharmaceutical Patent Transfers

Earlier this month, the Federal Trade Commission proposed a new set of reporting requirements for the acquisition or transfer of pharmaceutical patents. From the FTC press release: “The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comments on proposed changes to the premerger notification rules that could require companies in the pharmaceutical industry to report proposed acquisitions… Read more »

DNA Eligible for Patent Protection, Court Rules in Myriad (Again)

“Isolated DNA molecules are patent-eligible, reaffirmed the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Ass’n for Molecular Pathology et al. v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. et al., lifting a cloud of uncertainty over DNA composition patents. ‘The isolated DNA molecules before us are not found in nature. They are obtained in laboratory and are… Read more »

Sunbeam Ruling Strengthens Rights of IP Licensees in Bankruptcy

Earlier this month, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Sunbeam Products v. Chicago American Manufacturing that rights held by a trademark licensee do not automatically end when the license agreement is rejected by a trademark owner in bankruptcy. It’s a significant ruling for IP licensees because it allows them to continue to use… Read more »

Most Popular Corporate Law Posts – June 2012

What’s on your mind? ICANN’s generic top-level domain names, HIPAA compliance and violations, the SCOTUS RadLAX ruling, the EU Cookie Directive, that’s what (and more!). For your reference, the most-read Corporate Law Report posts in June, 2012: 1. HIPAA Compliance: 6 Audit Questions (and Answers) for Covered Entities “Late last year, members of the Senate… Read more »