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Federal Circuit Reverses Fee Award in Case Tagged as Exceptional
  • Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
  • USA
  • June 19 2017

While the Supreme Court’s decisions in Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health & Fitness, Inc. and Highmark Inc. v. Allcare Health Management System, Inc


To File or Not File Provisional Patent Applications - Part 1: The Pros
  • Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
  • USA
  • June 12 2017

Since 1995, the United States has allowed patent applicants to file provisional applications as an alternative to filing non-provisional utility


Massachusetts Employers, Act Now to Prepare for the New Pay Equity Law
  • Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
  • USA
  • June 12 2017

The new Pay Equity Act is a significant amendment to existing Massachusetts law. It provides generally that "no employer shall discriminate in any


Supreme Court Provides Additional Clarity on the Scope of Patent Exhaustion
  • Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
  • USA
  • June 5 2017

According to a recent Supreme Court decision, when it comes to the applicability of patent exhaustion, “restrictions and location are irrelevant


Ruling clarifies position-transfer obligations for employers
  • Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
  • USA
  • June 2 2017

In U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. St. Joseph's Hospital, Inc., the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last December held that an


Nutter Bank Report, May 2017
  • Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
  • USA
  • May 31 2017

The Nutter Bank Report is a monthly publication of the firm's Banking and Financial Services Group


Fashion and Intellectual Property: Many Options to Protect Your Design, But No One-Stop Shop
  • Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
  • USA
  • May 30 2017

Imagine you’re a fashion designer with a unique clothing design. As with any other business, you wish to protect your intellectual property through


U.S. Supreme Court Halts Forum Shopping In Patent Infringement Cases
  • Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
  • USA
  • May 23 2017

On May 22, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an important and long-awaited Opinion in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, a case that


Harvesting Innovation: 3 Tips for IP Managers
  • Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
  • USA
  • May 15 2017

If you have ever gone apple picking in late season, you may recall seeing more apples on the ground than on trees. As you begin picking apples, you


Continuation Patent Applications: 10 Reasons You Should Consider Filing
  • Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
  • USA
  • May 1 2017

If you’ve filed for patents in any industry - be it biotech, high tech, manufacturing, or another sector altogether - you’ve likely been faced with a