Topic: USPTO

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Ukraine Sanctions, CFPB Lessons, REIT Taxation, USPTO Guidance

The perfect cure for a Monday morning? Two shots of espresso, one cheese danish, and a hearty dose of JD Supra Corporate Brief (repeat as necessary). The US Just imposed sanctions on individuals who threaten the stability of Ukraine… (Jonathan Epstein at Holland & Knight) The CFPB In numbers: 3 years, 35 enforcements, 300,000 complaints,… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cyber Attacks, Patent Eligibility, Proxy Voting, Dodd-Frank

You’ve got mail! Or rather, you WOULD have mail if you signed up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief… Is your IT security keeping up with increasingly complex and sophisticated cyber attacks? (Bertrand Liard and Agathe Malphettes at White & Case) Wonder if your subject matter is patent eligible? Check the new… Read more »

White House Continues Fight Against Patent Abuse

Earlier this month, the White House announced three new executive actions intended to “combat patent trolls and further strengthen our patent system and foster innovation.” From attorneys Jennifer Lane Spaith and David Tseng of Dorsey & Whitney: “The first action aims to ‘crowdsource’ prior art by allowing ‘companies, experts, and the general public’ to help… 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: 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 »

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 Brief: Business Associates, USPTO Backlog, RICO Lawsuit, Content Strategy

Did you know that you can get the JD Supra Corporate Brief delivered straight to your inbox every weekday morning? All you have to do is ask… Business associate or not? Here’s how you can tell – and why it makes a big difference as of today… (DLA Piper) The Shanghai Free Trade Zone is… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: IP Police, Tobacco Advertising, Pay Ratio, Lehman Brothers

Looking for a great way to kick off the weekend? Add a little milk and sugar to your morning coffee. And read the JD Supra Corporate Brief: London calling: the UK’s new Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit launched on September 13… (DLA Piper) Advertise ‘em if you sell ‘em… (Pillsbury) Is it just us, or… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Health Care Acquisitions, Price Fixing Sentences, National Security Reviews, Collecting Whistleblower Awards

On this day in 1993, the Oslo Accords were signed in Norway between Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat. Just what the doctor ordered: a successful health care acquisition (DLA Piper) Fix prices and go to jail… (Foley & Lardner) Chinese investors can learn a lot from the 2013… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Bribery Probes, USPTO Invoices, Foreign Currencies, Mental Disorders

One day, maybe soon, you’ll just close your eyes and the morning law news will be piped directly into your brain as you head into the office. Until then: the JD Supra Corporate Brief. Chinese authorities have detained high-level GlaxoSmithKline managers in three cities as part of a bribery probe (Mintz Levin) From sale of… 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 »

Are You Ready for the ‘First-to-File’ Patent Change? It’s Just 5 Days Away…

[Link: What the First-to-File Patent Change Means (And What IP Strategists Should Do About It)] On March 16, 2013, the long-awaited “first-to-file” provisions of the America Invents Act go into effect. For your convenience, here’s a JD Supra roundup of most recent commentary and analysis on the historic change: Does The Experimental Use Exception Survive… 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 »

[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 »

IP Law Roundup: Google Adwords Redux, Louis Vuitton & UPENN & Hyundai, USPTO Pilot Program, Malpractice Claims…

We’ve been itching to put together a new roundup of Intellectual Property Law advisories — a number of interesting updates have passed through JD Supra over the last few days and we’ve wanted to capture them for you. But before we get on with it, let’s all say out loud together (speak up in the… Read more »