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How Patent Applications Became Tools for EPA Enforcement
  • Arnold & Porter LLP
  • USA
  • January 15 2016

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials have made it known that they intend to review patent applications to determine whether the makers of


Innovators Beware: Patent Applications Becoming Investigative Tools for Potential EPA Enforcement Actions
  • Arnold & Porter LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2016

EPA officials have made it known that they intend to review patent applications to determine whether the makers of pesticides, and perhaps other


Latest Options for Fast-Tracking Clean Technology Patent Applications
  • Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
  • Australia, Brazil, Canada, Israel, Japan, Taiwan, United Kingdom, USA
  • December 17 2015

The grant of a patent can be delayed by years due to backlogs at patent offices around the world. However, recognizing the urgent need to address


How the recent Supreme Court term will affect business
  • Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
  • USA
  • July 23 2015

In Mach Mining, the Supreme Court considered whether and to what extent courts may review the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s attempt to


New International Searching Authority available for green technology companies
  • Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
  • Global, Japan, USA
  • July 6 2015

Effective July 1, 2015, green technology companies can now choose the Japan Patent Office (JPO) as an International Searching Authority (ISA) and


Hiding in plain sight: the Delano Farms plant patent case
  • Lane Powell PC
  • USA
  • April 29 2015

Mysterious to even many patent practitioners, plant patent issues create their own peculiar body of controlling case law. A recent Federal Circuit


Why plant patenting floats free of GMO crop controversies
  • Lane Powell PC
  • USA
  • November 4 2014

Lane Powell Shareholders Paul Swanson and Parna Mehrbani co-authored an article in Oregon Business magazine's NovemberDecember 2014 issue titled


State AGs in the news
  • Dickstein Shapiro LLP
  • USA
  • September 4 2014

The AGs of Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri and the U.S. Department of Justice simultaneously filed acomplaint and proposed final judgment in the U.S


State AGs in the news
  • Dickstein Shapiro LLP
  • USA
  • August 7 2014

The General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) authorized 43 complaints of unfair labor practices brought by McDonald’s franchise


News bytes
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 26 2014

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) requests nominations for open three-year positions on the Patent Public Advisory Committee and Trademark