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Assignments in the United States do not always pass muster in Europe

European Union, USA - January 15 2013 In the United States, where an inventor must assign ownership of patent rights to his or her employer or another company, he or she signs an

The Latest Massachusetts Non-Compete Bill Contains Some Surprises

USA - May 20 2016 Earlier this week, the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development released proposed amendments to the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, which would

Getting on the Patent Fast Track While Keeping Competitors in the Rearview Mirror

USA - May 25 2016 There are five programs that can accelerate the process: 1) Track One Prioritized Examination; 2) Accelerated Examination; 3) Petitions to Make

USPTO now gives applicants two months to reply to restriction requirements and other actions without applicants having to pay a fee

USA - January 15 2014 In our November issue, we highlighted some patent rule changes that have since taken effect as part of the Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act of

Federal Court rules that bank is not liable in wire transfer fraud case

USA - April 30 2013 In a case decided last month, a federal district court ruled that the Uniform Commercial Code ("UCC") allows a bank to shift the risk of loss arising

White House Weighs in on Ongoing Non-Compete Battle

USA - May 26 2016 As states continue to struggle with the pros and cons of non-competes, the White House has recently weighed in, siding largely with critics of

Getting on the Patent Fast Track While Keeping Competitors in the Rearview Mirror

USA - May 25 2016 There are five programs that can accelerate the process: 1) Track One Prioritized Examination; 2) Accelerated Examination; 3) Petitions to Make

The Latest Massachusetts Non-Compete Bill Contains Some Surprises

USA - May 20 2016 Earlier this week, the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development released proposed amendments to the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, which would

U.S. Patent Office Updates Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance, Including Life Science Examples

USA - May 17 2016 In view of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions in Alice, Myriad, and Mayo, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a series

DTSA in a Nutshell

USA - May 9 2016 The Defend Trade Secret Act of 2016 (DTSA) was passed on April 4, 2016 by the Senate, and on April 27, 2016 by the House of Representatives. There is