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Technology transfer agreements: EU promulgates new antitrust rules
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • April 30 2014

The licensing of technology is core to the business model of many companies operating in IP-sensitive industries. Its commercial benefits are myriad


Adding material from an ancestor application to an issued patent during reexamination not allowed
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • August 31 2009

Addressing the issue of permissibility of adding a subject matter from its ancestor application back into the issued patent during its reexamination, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld the finding of the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (Board) that it is impermissible to do so without showing that the subject matter was inherently present in the continuation-in-part application for the patent


Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • April 30 2010

On 21 February 2010, Peter Hustinx, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), issued an Opinion on the current negotiations by the European Union of an Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), in which he calls on the European Union, and in particular the European Commission, "to strike a right balance between demands for the protection of intellectual property rights IPRs and the privacy and data protection rights of individuals" when negotiating ACTA


Patent claims may (sort of) mix classes of subject matter but who cares?
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • April 28 2008

In a case in which the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit found patent claims in issue to not be fatally indefinite (for mixing statutory classes of subject matter), the patent owner (Acacia) nevertheless walked away with nothing


Modchips: substantial part of a copyright work
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • January 15 2010

On 9 November 2009, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales upheld convictions in Worcester Crown Court against Christopher Gilham for a number of offences under Section 296ZB of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 in relation to the sale and importation of modchips


High Court of England and Wales assesses issues of liability and damages in misuse of customer database
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • November 7 2013

In a case concerning the misuse of a customer database, the High Court of England and Wales has assessed damages for breach of confidence


Intellectual Ventures Management LLC files complaint
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • July 14 2011

Intellectual Ventures Management LLC, Invention Investment Fund I L.P., Invention Investment Fund II LLC, Intellectual Ventures I LLC and Intellectual Ventures II LLC, filed a letter with Secretary Holbein requesting that the Commission conduct an investigation under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended regarding Certain Dynamic Random Acces Memory and NAND Flash Memory Devices and Products Containing Same


Motorola identifies Microsoft products accused of infringement
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • August 24 2011

In response to Order No. 11 in Inv. No. 337-TA-752, Certain Gaming and Entertainment Consoles, Related Software, and Components Thereof (“753 Investigation), Motorola filed a statement identifying the products it is accusing of infringement in the 752 Investigation


Chuck Yeager’s right of publicity suit will no longer fly in the Ninth Circuit
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • October 31 2012

Addressing several claims stemming out of an allegedly unauthorized publication of signed memorabilia on a website, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court’s summary judgment ruling in favor of the defendants with respect to numerous claims, finding Chuck Yeager’s submitted declaration to be a sham


Resellerslegitimate use of third party marks
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • Global
  • March 27 2009

In Oracle International Corporation v Contractors Network Ltd 2008 D2008-1493 World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the software giant, Oracle International, failed in its bid to have the disputed domain name oraclecontractors