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Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

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

What constitutes trademark “use”?

USA - May 21 2015 The United States is one of the few countries that requires a showing of use for extension of trademark protection. Accordingly, questions concerning

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 limits liability of a bank to a third party for negligence

USA - March 29 2013 The U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts in a recent ruling dismissed a lawsuit brought against two banks by a third party that was

Law360 publishes “1st Circ. Takes broad view of 'false' under FCA” by Sarah Kelly and Katy Meszaros

USA - April 16 2015 Sarah P. Kelly, a partner in the Litigation Department, and Katy O. Meszaros, an associate in the department, published "1st Circ. Takes Broad View

FDA announces availability of the final guidance for expedited access to devices intended for unmet medical needs

USA - May 21 2015 On April 13, 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the availability of the Center for Diseases and Radiological Health's (CDRH

What constitutes trademark “use”?

USA - May 21 2015 The United States is one of the few countries that requires a showing of use for extension of trademark protection. Accordingly, questions concerning

PTAB issues representative decision on scope of estoppel in IPR proceedings

USA - May 21 2015 The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (the Board) at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently issued a decision interpreting the estoppel

How-to series on branding: what to do once your trademark registersthe brand & new media

Global, USA - May 21 2015 Nutter's series on building a brand began with the selection of a mark and the process of formally protecting it via trademark registration. At this

SEC issues proposed rule requiring pay versus performance disclosure

USA - May 8 2015 On April 29, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC" or "Commission") voted 3-2 to propose a rule requiring certain reporting