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In re Bilski and the software patent debate
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • November 12 2009

If you are involved in the software industry and have not yet heard about the Bilski case, then you will after the U.S. Supreme Court decides the case

“It’s not what you don’t know that causes all the trouble it’s what you know for sure that isn’t so”
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • April 30 2010

The quote in the title, variously attributed to Mark Twain, Walt Whitman and Satchel Paige is true in life, but is particularly true in law, and the recent decision of the United States 6th Circuit Court of Appeals Court in Cincom Systems Inc. v. Novelis Corp (“Cincom”) is the perfect illustration

Corporate restructuring results in loss of software license
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • November 30 2009

In a situation in which a corporate restructuring resulted in an original software licensee being restructured out of existence, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit determined that the ultimate holder of the software license after restructuring was not a permitted transferee and thus was liable for copyright infringement

Canadian upstart hands Microsoft a defeat: Microsoft must comply by January 11, 2010
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • January 6 2010

On August 11, 2009, Microsoft was hit with a permanent injunction by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

General counsel update September 2014
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, China, European Union, Hong Kong, Russia, United Kingdom, USA
  • September 29 2014

The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Court's new rules come into force on 1 October 2014 and are to apply to any arbitration

Standards and patents: lessons from the Rambus cases
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • China, USA
  • June 13 2008

In recent years, China's electronics industry has struggled to compete in the manufacture and sale of products ranging from MP3 players to digital TVs

Top five shifts in Internet law in 2014
  • Thompson Coburn LLP
  • USA
  • December 29 2014

Internet law is always changing. Here's my impressionistic list of five of the most significant 2014 shifts affecting businesses that operate in the

Linkedin torpedoes employer's trade secrets claim
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • October 21 2010

In a sobering reminder that online social media is changing the way many companies do business in unforeseen ways, a federal court recently shot down an employer's trade secret claim based largely upon the availability of information via the internet

U.S. cracks down on IT theft by overseas manufacturers
  • Tilleke & Gibbins
  • Thailand, USA
  • February 8 2013

Marking an unprecedented milestone in the fight against unfair competition, a state attorney-general in the United States has taken legal action

Lower court should have explained post-verdict damages award against Microsoft
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • March 8 2008

In Amado v. Microsoft Corp., the Federal Circuit ruled that a federal district court should have explained its basis for increasing a post-verdict award against Microsoft for software sold during the stay of a permanent injunction