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The “standard NDA” – myth or reality?

USA - April 16 2015 For a company of any size, non-disclosure agreements (NDA) provide one of the most important and basic tools for protecting corporate information and…

Strategic considerations in drafting and negotiating NDAs

USA - June 23 2015 From our prior article ("Standard NDA" - Myth or Reality?), you know that there's not a silver bullet "standard" NDA that will work for every…

Avoiding exhaustion – practical lessons for patent owners

USA - March 3 2015 The Federal Circuit’s recent opinion in Helferich Patent Licensing, LLC v. The New York Times Co., __ F.3d ___ (Feb. 10, 2015) is the latest on…

Supreme Court will reconsider Brulotte, may modify the rule against post-expiration royalties

USA - December 16 2014 On Friday, the Supreme Court granted certiorari to reconsider the fifty-year-old patent licensing rule from Brulotte v. Thys. Co., 379 U.S. 29 (1964)…

SCOTUS: post-expiration patent royalties are (still) unlawful per se

USA - June 23 2015 On Monday, the Supreme Court decided the closely-watched case of Kimble v. Marvel Enters., where the patent owner Mr. Kimble sought to change the…