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Global IP defence tactics for software and entertainment sectors
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • April 22 2014

Piracy of software and game content is as old as computer disks and other portable storage media. While piracy remains prevalent in physical markets

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

Factual expert declaration is vital to avoid summary judgment
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • January 30 2010

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit confirmed a special master’s determination that, in the context of a means plus function claim element, the patentee’s technical expert failed to tie the accused device to the corresponding structures found in the patent specification

Federal Circuit reverses dismissal of Hewlett-Packard declaratory judgment action
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • December 8 2009

On December 4, 2009, the Federal Circuit continued its expansion of declaratory judgment jurisdiction with its opinion in Hewlett-Packard Co. v. Acceleron LLP, No. 2009-1283 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 4, 2009) (Acceleron

California BOE holds interested parties meeting on TTA regulation
  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • USA
  • July 18 2012

The California State Board of Equalization (BOE) held an interested parties meeting on July 17, 2012, to discuss whether to amend its Regulation 1507 (Technology Transfer Agreements (TTA)) to clarify how the TTA statutes (Cal. Rev. and Tax Code 6011(c)(10) and 6012(c)(10)) should apply to transfers of computer programs on tangible storage media

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

Defending against trade secret misappropriation lawsuits
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • April 30 2009

There are several often-overlooked strategies for defending against trade misappropriation claims

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

Jacobsen v. Katzer, et al.
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • August 20 2008

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit determined that a copyright holder who makes a work available to the public via an “open source” license may sue a user of that copyrighted work for copyright infringement if the user does not comply with the conditions of the open source license