Topic: patent law

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 »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Whistleblower Protection, India Antitrust, Office Parties, REIT Conversions

On this day in 1999, the United Nations established November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. To remain relevant, the Office of the Whistleblower will need to continue to raise awareness of its mission… (Randy Stephens at NAVEX Global) What do multinationals need to know about India’s Competition Act?… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Shareholder Activism, Google Filters, Disappearing Goodwill, Fair Lending

Slow morning? Let the JD Supra Corporate Brief jumpstart your day: Public corporations aren’t the only ones who have to worry about shareholder activism – so do the country’s banks… (Skadden Arps) The law may be on his side, but erasing compromising photos of Max Mosley on the Internet will take more than a filter… Read more »

IP Update: Act Now to Avoid Disappointment at the “First-to-File” Patent Office

“The first-to-file system has the advantage of simplicity. It is difficult to prove when a person first mentally conceived of an invention, but it is easy to prove the date on which a patent application was filed. This enhanced simplicity, however, comes at a cost: instead of rewarding the earliest inventor, it rewards the inventor… Read more »

IP Law News: First-to-File System Set to Launch Soon, Are You Ready?

We’re less than two months away from the official launch of “First-to-File” in the United States. From Tom Kohler of law firm Downs Rachlin Martin: “The America Invents Act or ‘AIA’ was signed into law by President Obama on September 16, 2011. After an eighteen month waiting period, on March 16, 2013, two months from… 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 »

Patent Reform 2011 Reading List: ‘America Invents Act’ Passes House

The Patent Reform Act (now “America Invents Act”) has passed both the House. Here’s what leading patent lawyers on JD Supra have to say about this latest news: House of Representatives Passes Patent Reform Act (Morgan Lewis) “[T]his bill alters how the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is funded. In addition, it calls for… Read more »