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Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

SAFEs on the East Coast

USA - July 21 2015 Slowly but surely, early stage investors and entrepreneurs on the East Coast are opting for financing mechanisms developed on the West Coast in lieu

Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises, Inc. a reminder to think carefully and broadly when drafting patent licenses

USA - July 15 2015 In Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises, Inc. 576 U.S. __ (2015), the Supreme Court relied on stare decisis, declining to overrule its 1964 Brulotte v. Thys

USPTO introduces new program to expedite patent appeals, but at the expense of withdrawing another appeal

USA - July 15 2015 The USPTO announced a year-long program aimed at reducing the backlog of pending ex partepatent appeals. An ex parte patent appeal is an appeal to

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

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

Changes to patent data now easier to make in view of enhancements to Private PAIR

USA - July 30 2015 On June 13, 2015, the USPTO announced the availability of enhancements to its Private Patent Application Information Retrieval (PAIR) system. These

Nutter bank report, July 2015

USA - July 30 2015 The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has issued a final rule expanding the types of consumer credit products that are covered by servicemember

Lanham Act disparaging mark registration refusal standards await constitutional review

USA - July 27 2015 It is rare that decisions from the Federal Circuit make news, and even rarer that Federal Circuit decisions are reported on by “The Worldwide Leader

SAFEs on the East Coast

USA - July 21 2015 Slowly but surely, early stage investors and entrepreneurs on the East Coast are opting for financing mechanisms developed on the West Coast in lieu

Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises, Inc. a reminder to think carefully and broadly when drafting patent licenses

USA - July 15 2015 In Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises, Inc. 576 U.S. __ (2015), the Supreme Court relied on stare decisis, declining to overrule its 1964 Brulotte v. Thys