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Using a DMCA takedown notice to assert a trademark claim may lead to section 512(f) liability

USA - March 26 2014 In 2011, Jenni Alvies launched a blog at "crossfitmamas.blogspot.com" and created a "CrossFit Mamas" Facebook page, where she posted exercise

Finally a Federal Cause of Action for Trade Secrets? Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 Passed by Senate Judiciary

USA - February 1 2016 On Thursday, January 27, 2016, the Senate Judiciary passed a voice vote in favor of the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016. The bill, which was

The Federal Circuit trend to strengthen the standard for definiteness

USA - January 29 2016 In Dow Chemical Co. v. Nova Chemicals Corp., 803 F.3d 620 (Fed. Cir. 2015), the Federal Circuit directly acknowledged that the Supreme Court's recent

Spangenberg Finds Partner to Target Nucynta Patent

USA - January 28 2016 About a year ago, certain hedge-fund petitioners made headlines by filing IPR petitions targeting various biopharma patents. Most notably, Kyle Bass

Update on EU Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court Developments - January 2016

European Union - January 25 2016 Good progress is being made toward the first grant of EU Unitary Patents (UPs) and the opening of the Unified Patent Court (UPC). In particular

One Step Closer to a Federal Private Cause of Action for Trade Secret Misappropriation: The Defend Trade Secrets Act

USA - February 9 2016 I have written in the past about efforts by Congress to create federal protection for trade secret violations, and today I write about the latest news

Practical Post-Grant Tip: Waiver of Service

USA - February 4 2016 When considering an inter partes review in conjunction with a pending patent infringement suit, defendants must time the filing of their petition to

Decision on Institution in PGR petition (PGR2015-00019); US Patent 8,876,991

USA - February 2 2016 To date, activity in the PGR (post-grant review) field is insignificant compared to activity in the IPR (inter partes review) or CBM (covered

Finally a Federal Cause of Action for Trade Secrets? Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 Passed by Senate Judiciary

USA - February 1 2016 On Thursday, January 27, 2016, the Senate Judiciary passed a voice vote in favor of the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016. The bill, which was

ALM-Fish & Richardson survey shows companies struggling to prepare for cyberbreaches, despite executive support

USA - January 29 2016 In September 2015, ALM Marketing Services and Fish & Richardson conducted an online survey of in-house counsel to gain insight into the current state