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The new mantra "Sell in India" to protect your brand
  • RNA Technology and IP Attorneys
  • India
  • January 9 2018

In the intensely fought litigation between the parties involving use of identical PRIUS markname, Supreme Court fired the final salvo on 14th


UAW Files NLRB Election Petition to Represent Fuyao Glass Workers
  • Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP
  • USA
  • October 19 2017

On October 16, the UAW filed a petition to represent approximately 1,500 production and maintenance workers at Fuyao’s glass plant in Moraine, Ohio


The Devil Is In the Details: New Board Members Likely To Change Law In Nuanced Ways
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • October 9 2017

The end of September in most years sees a spate of new NLRB decisions, sometimes dozens, issued on or about September 30, to coincide with the end of


Is it legal and what can be done to stop it?
  • Wrays
  • Australia
  • October 4 2017

It’s a common question: ‘can we make our own replacement parts or do we need to buy the parts from the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)?’ The


Update on Sovereign Immunity as a Defense in Post-Grant Proceedings
  • Baker Botts LLP
  • USA
  • September 28 2017

In early September the pharmaceutical company Allergan announced a surprising transfer of its patents related to the billion-dollar dry-eye drug


ALJ Lord Terminates Investigation Based On Complainant’s Lack Of Constitutional Standing In Certain Thermoplastic-Encapsulated Electric Motors (337-TA-1052)
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • August 16 2017

On August 11, 2017, ALJ Dee Lord issued the public version of Order No. 7 in Certain Thermoplastic-Encapsulated Electric Motors, Components Thereof


IPR Challenge May Proceed Even in the Absence of Some Patent Owners
  • Marshall Gerstein & Borun LLP
  • USA
  • August 7 2017

When a patent is co-owned by a state university and another party, an IPR may proceed against the remaining party even after the state university


Limits of PTAB Sovereign Immunity Defense for IPRs Shown in Reactive Surfaces v. Toyota
  • Haug Partners LLP
  • USA
  • July 24 2017

On July 13, 2017, in Reactive Surfaces Ltd., LLP v. Toyota Motor Corp., the Patent and Trial Appeal Board (“PTAB” or “Board”) granted in part a


The PTAB Grants the University of Minnesota Sovereign Immunity but does not Terminate IPR
  • Knobbe Martens
  • USA
  • July 20 2017

The PTAB has again addressed sovereign immunity in the context of an IPR. Reactive Surfaces, LTD. petitioned for IPR of U.S. Patents No. 8,394,618 and


Sovereign immunity requires dismissal of University of Minnesota, but IPR proceeding will continue as to co-owner Toyota
  • Klarquist Sparkman LLP
  • USA
  • July 17 2017

Several Board decisions have issued this year finding public universities exempt from IPR proceedings because of the sovereign immunity clause of the