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IP Due Diligence: The Five Questions You Must Ask in Corporate Transactions

USA - February 14 2017 Any corporate transaction involving IP assets necessitates diligence: merger, acquisition, IPO, investment (such as a venture capital financing

Here We Go Again: Massachusetts Non-Compete Legislation Back in Play

USA - February 8 2017 As we previously reported, the Massachusetts House and Senate passed contrasting versions of non-compete reform bills in 2016 but were unable to come

Twombly and Iqbal Survive a Rampage

USA - February 8 2017 The District of Massachusetts recently grappled with the proper analytical standard when faced with a Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss in a

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

Foreign Filing License in a Nutshell

USA - March 28 2016 Foreign filing licenses do not typically require much attention in daily practice since the license is routinely applied for and granted as a matter

Zircore v. Straumann: A Method of Manufacturing a Physical Object Is Not an Abstract Idea

USA - February 21 2017 In Zircore, LLC v. Straumann Manufacturing, Inc. (E.D. Tex. 2017), as in many patent litigations since Mayo, Myriad, and Alice, the defendant moved

IP Due Diligence: The Five Questions You Must Ask in Corporate Transactions

USA - February 14 2017 Any corporate transaction involving IP assets necessitates diligence: merger, acquisition, IPO, investment (such as a venture capital financing

Here We Go Again: Massachusetts Non-Compete Legislation Back in Play

USA - February 8 2017 As we previously reported, the Massachusetts House and Senate passed contrasting versions of non-compete reform bills in 2016 but were unable to come

Twombly and Iqbal Survive a Rampage

USA - February 8 2017 The District of Massachusetts recently grappled with the proper analytical standard when faced with a Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss in a

FERC Enforcement Actions Status After Chairman's Abrupt Exit and Lack of Quorum

USA - February 7 2017 With two commissioners, FERC lacks a quorum to issue major orders and take certain actions, including in enforcement matters