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Settlement suggests Governments can use software without a licence agreement
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • August 18 2016

Settlement of the dispute between the SA Government and Global Health suggests the Crown use provisions in the Copyright Act apply to computer

Patent found valid and infringed after 13 years
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • January 11 2011

The Court dealt with a preliminary issue as to the standing of Merck & Co. to bring the suit.

It’s a Hard Rock life
  • Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
  • USA
  • October 6 2010

Hard Rock Café International (USA), Inc. (HRCI), the owner of the HARD ROCK trademarks, has sued the owners and operators of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas (“HRH”) and the producers and distributors of the reality TV show “Rehab: Party at the Hard Rock” for trademark infringement, trademark dilution, breach of contract, unfair competition and a declaration that the licensing agreement under which the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino operates is terminated..

Assessment of damages (and accounts of profits) in patent litigation
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Netherlands, United Kingdom, Germany
  • July 22 2010

Damages inquiries in patent cases in Europe are rare.

The top 10 of copyright
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • December 16 2009

In these difficult economic times businesses are increasingly looking to their intellectual property rights to give them a competitive edge.

The new Chinese patent law
  • Bird & Bird
  • China
  • October 16 2009

On 1 October 2009 a new patent law came into effect in China bringing fundamental changes to the pre-existing law, and moving Chinese practice on patent prosecution and litigation further into line with current practice in other major countries.

Could Canada follow recent U.S. decisions awarding millions in damages for P2P file sharing?
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • USA, Canada
  • July 27 2009

On June 18, 2009, a U.S. jury awarded $1.92 million in damages for downloading and distributing 24 songs over Kazaa’s peer-to-peer file-sharing network (Capitol Records v. Jammie Thomas-Rasset).

The new Chinese Patent Law
  • Bird & Bird
  • China
  • May 13 2009

Sweeping changes to the Chinese Patent Law (CPL) will come into effect on 1 October 2009.

Cross-border related party intangibles transfers
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 27 2007

AM-2007-007 is generic legal advice from the associate chief counsel (international) to the Large and Mid-Sized Business operating division of the IRS, answering questions about the section 482 commensurate with income standard for determining an arm’s length royalty in the transfer of intangibles between related parties.