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Federal Trade Commission Releases Long-Awaited Report on Patent Assertion Entities

USA - October 14 2016 Three years after initiating an extensive sector study under section 6(b) of the FTC Act, the Federal Trade Commission has issued its report on the…

Co-authors: Greg Lanier, Geoffrey D. Oliver, Sasha Mayergoyz, David M. Maiorana.

Texas High Court Finds Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act Can Exclude Opposing Party from Injunction Proceedings

USA - May 24 2016 On May 20, 2016, the Texas Supreme Court issued its first decision interpreting the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act. In In re M-I, LLC, an opinion…

Co-authors: Thomas F. Allen Jr., Richard J. Johnson, Keith B. Davis, Robert W. Kantner.

Obviousness in Inter Partes Review Proceedings

USA - February 5 2016 Apparently the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”, “the Board”) loves obviousness. In 2015, nearly two-thirds of claims instituted for inter…

Co-authors: Thomas W. Ritchie, Yury Kalish, David B. Cochran.

Texas enacts Uniform Trade Secrets Act

USA - June 13 2013 The Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act ("TUTSA") was recently signed into law and will take effect on September 1, 2013. TUTSA primarily codifies…

Co-authors: Brian M. Jorgensen, Robert W. Kantner.

Stock options now valid consideration for noncompete agreements in Texas

USA - July 27 2011 On June 24, 2011, the Texas Supreme Court in Marsh USA, Inc. v. Cook further restricted the ability of employees seeking to dodge noncompete restrictions in agreements with their employers by allowing stock options to serve as the consideration supporting the agreement.

Co-authors: Mark D. Temple, Brian M. Jorgensen, Matthew W. Ray.