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Part I: Can The Invention be Kept Secret?
  • Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
  • USA
  • October 10 2017

Key Takeaway: One critical question to ask when deciding whether to protect your invention using patents or trade secrets is how well the invention


OMB and EEOC Announce Stay on Employer Use of New EEO-1 Report
  • Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
  • USA
  • October 10 2017

Employers and federal contractors required to file the EEO-1 Report are likely to be relieved to learn that, on August 29, 2017, the federal


Final Regulations on PRIs Make for Inspirational Reading for Family Foundations
  • Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
  • USA
  • September 28 2017

It is not often that you can find inspiration within the Treasury regulations. But if you are a family foundation looking for innovative ways of


Judge Gilstrap’s Patent Venue Test Gets Slapped Down
  • Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
  • USA
  • September 27 2017

The Federal Circuit rejected the patent venue test recently established by Judge Rodney Gilstrap of the Eastern District of Texas, the judge who has


3 Key Points About Mass. Employee Defamation Claims
  • Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
  • USA
  • September 21 2017

Defamation law is complex and its nuances legion for many reasons, including the fact that a defamatory communication can be oral, written, a gesture


Situations When Written Opinions of Counsel Could Spare You a Patent-Related Headache
  • Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
  • USA
  • September 18 2017

Written opinions of counsel are gaining renewed interest as a valuable tool for avoiding enhanced damages for willful patent infringement following


eCommerce Modernization at the USPTO Enters Its Next Phase
  • Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
  • USA
  • September 11 2017

September 2017 marks the planned release of the first iteration of the eCommerce Modernization (eMod) Patent Center (“the Alpha Release”), as well as


Naming Exclusive Licensee as Defendant, Exclusively, Leads to Dismissal of Declaratory Judgment Action
  • Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
  • USA
  • August 28 2017

For declaratory judgment (DJ) actions concerning patents, whether a patent owner’s conduct is sufficient for there to be a real and immediate


3 Lessons from Federal Circuit Ruling on Computer Implemented Inventions
  • Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
  • USA
  • August 23 2017

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit revisited the often unclear question of subject matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. 101 in Visual Memory


Timing is Everything: The District of Massachusetts Clarifies Local Rule
  • Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
  • USA
  • August 15 2017

In a recent decision denying defendants’ motion for Rule 11 sanctions, the District of Massachusetts interpreted its local rule regarding the