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Using a DMCA takedown notice to assert a trademark claim may lead to section 512(f) liability

March 26 2014 In 2011, Jenni Alvies launched a blog at "crossfitmamas.blogspot.com" and created a "CrossFit Mamas" Facebook page, where she posted exercise…

Feds raid Reckitt Benckiser offices; criminal probe underway

December 13 2013 Reckitt Benckiser's offices in Richmond, Va., were raided by a team of IRS and Office of Inspector General (OIG) agents on December 3rd. The raid…

So you think that your arbitration is confidential . . . . Better think again

April 18 2014 In pre-suit consultations with clients concerning arbitration, time and again I have found that clients take as a given that an arbitration will be…

Delaware Court of Chancery enforces non-compete agreement that it “blue pencils”

January 30 2014 Delaware Courts, unlike many jurisdictions (such as California), honor non-compete agreements. However, Delaware Courts will find non-competes that…

The “standard NDA” – myth or reality?

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…

Qualified Opportunity Zones: A New Tax-Advantaged Investment Strategy

August 6 2018 The 2017 tax act (Pub. L. No. 115-97) introduced a new program designed to encourage investments in low-income communities throughout the country that…

BLIPS - July 2018 (German)

April 24 2018 Liebe Leserinnen und Leser, es ist viel passiert in der Welt der IP und die wenigen Zeilen dieses Mal reichen nicht aus, um Ihnen alle Neuigkeiten zu…

S.D. Fla. Excludes evidence of pre-litigation negotiations and allows evidence of prior litigations and hypothetical negotiations

March 21 2018 The Southern District of Florida, Judge Kevin Michael Moore presiding, in Prisua Engineering Corp v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Civil Action…

EDVA refuses to strike evidence of prior negotiations and cross-licensing

February 21 2018 The Eastern District of Virginia, Judge Leonie Brinkema presiding, in Amdocs (Israel) Limited v. Openet Telecom, Inc., Civil Action 1:10-cv-910…

DDel holds that determining the royalty base is a relevance issue, not Daubert

February 16 2018 The District of Delaware, Judge Richard G. Andrews presiding, in D&M Holdings, Inc. v. Sonos, Inc., Civil Action 16-141-RGA (D. Del. Feb. 6, 2018)…