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Be Careful Basing Your IPR On Previously Considered Prior Art
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • June 22 2017

It is not always possible for a party seeking to challenge a patent in an IPR to find prior art patents or printed publications that the USPTO has not

Estoppel Prevents Second IPR Petition Even When New References Were Missed By First Search
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • August 30 2016

In a case that appears to be a case of first impression, the PTAB found in its decision denying institution in IPR2016-00781 that a final written

Alberta court confirms arm’s length standard does not govern interest on inter-company loans within Canada
  • Thorsteinssons LLP
  • Canada
  • August 8 2016

In ENMAX Energy Corporation v Alberta, 2016 ABQB 334, an Alberta court usefully confirmed that the arm's length standard does not govern the interest

Patent reexamination can stop patent trolls in their tracks
  • Oblon
  • USA
  • November 17 2011

The existence of a competitive relationship between the litigants is often times an important consideration to district court judges considering a stay pending patent reexamination.

Federal Court of Appeal curtails “lack of good faith” attacks on Canadian patents
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • July 26 2011

The Federal Court of Appeal has held that an issued Canadian patent cannot be invalidated on the ground that the applicant failed to respond in good faith to a requisition from the Patent Office made during the prosecution of the application.

Recent revisions to the FTC’s Guides on Endorsements
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • December 17 2009

On October 5, the FTC announced that it approved final revisions to the Guides.

Annual California roundup employment law & 2009 legislative sessions in Sacramento and Washington, DC
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • November 19 2009

The 2009 legislative sessions in both Sacramento and Washington, D.C. have yielded significant developments for labor and employment law.

Proposed regulations provide guidance on contract manufacturing and subpart F income
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 13 2008

In general, U.S. shareholders of a controlled foreign corporation (CFC) are subject to U.S. federal income tax on their pro rata shares of subpart F income earned by the CFC, even if the CFC does not repatriate its earnings to the United States.

Independent contractor(s) or employee(s): a costly decision
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • February 4 2008

The proper classification of workers as employees or independent contractors is critical to all businesses.