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District Court Judge Issues TRO and Preliminary Injunction Under the Defend Trade Secrets Act
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 28 2016

In some of the first decisions under the newly enacted Defend Trade Secrets Act, on June 10 and 22, 2016, United States District Judge Jon S. Tigar


Intellectual Property Outlook: Cases and Trends to Follow in 2016
  • Paul Hastings LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • June 6 2016

In the past several years, the United States Supreme Court has taken an unprecedented interest in intellectual property law. This year is


IP developments in biotechnology and trade secrets
  • Ladas & Parry LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • June 6 2016

2016 has been a year of IP changes and these changes have had an effect upon biotechnology as well as trade secrets. Ariosa v. Sequenom was one of


Takeaways Regarding the New Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • May 25 2016

President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (S. 1890) (DTSA) into law on May 11, 2016. As our Global Business IP and Technology and


There’s a New Federal Trade Secrets StatuteNow What?
  • Paul Hastings LLP
  • USA
  • May 20 2016

The passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act ("DTSA") underscores that trade secrets are critical economic assets and that protecting them and


Claims are construed in design case
  • Morris James LLP
  • USA
  • March 21 2016

Sleet, J. Claim construction opinion issues regarding five terms from one patent. A Markman hearing took place on March 7, 2016. The disputed


Despite increased hiring, design patent application backlog builds
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • March 7 2016

During the February 4, 2016 Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) Quarterly Meeting, the USPTO's Patent Operations Update projected a record number


Can a US patent be used to invalidate an EU design?
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • October 20 2015

Senz applied to register EU Community designs for its “storm proof” umbrellas. The umbrellas carry a unique tapered shape with an asymmetrical design


Trade secrets or patents why software presents no “one size fits all” solution
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • September 14 2015

There are many ways to obtain intellectual property protection for software creations. Many keep the software code confidential and maintain the


Federal Circuit revives suit on ultrasonic surgical instrument patents, but affirms summary judgment of non-infringement of design patents
  • Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
  • USA
  • August 7 2015

The district court erred in granting summary judgment of indefiniteness based on its finding that the claim limitation “a method of measurement, the