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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


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


Exhaustion doctrine is very exhausting in the United States
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • October 31 2008

It has taken a long time, but the U.S. Supreme Court has finally ruled in the patent royalties case between LG Electronics and a number of computer manufacturers regarding exhaustion of patent rights in the United States


Thinking of using a contractor for software development? Define any division of intellectual property in writing
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • October 31 2008

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court’s finding of an unlimited, non-exclusive and implied license to use, modify and retain the source code of programs developed by a contractor for a company, relying on the course of dealings between the parties


Software patents in the United Kingdom when is a computer program not a computer program?
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • October 16 2008

In Symbian Limited v Comptroller General of Patents 2008 EWCA Civ 1066, the UK Court of Appeal has upheld the High Court’s decision that the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) was wrong to exclude Symbian’s patent application from patentability


Symbian more hope for patentability of computer program inventions
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • April 25 2008

A collective sigh of relief resonated across the computer industry when Mr Justice Patten allowed the appeal in Symbian Ltd v Comptroller-General of Patents 2008 EWHC 518 (Pat) arising from a UK Intellectual Property Office (UK-IPO) decision, refusing to grant a patent for a method of accessing data held in a dynamic link library on the grounds that each of the claims related to a computer program and therefore were not patentable under Section 1(2) of the Patents Act 1977


Copyright first-sale doctrine not applicable to computer crimes
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • August 31 2008

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit rejected the contention that the first-sale doctrine provided a defense to criminal violation of the copyright laws by the purchaser of copyrighted material


IT marks and likelihood of confusion
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • September 10 2008

In SHS Polar Sistemas Informáticos SL v OHIM 2008 T- 7907 (unreported), the Court of First Instance (CFI) rejected an opposition, originally upheld by the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) Opposition Division, brought by the owner of the Community trade mark (CTM), POLAR, registered for computer software, against an application to register the figurative mark, POLARIS, for computer software specifically for financial institutions


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