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Hogan Lovells | USA | 21 Jun 2011

Washington state creates new law making the unauthorized use of software and hardware by product manufacturers an act of unfair competition and requiring product sellers to police their supply chain to avoid imposition of remedies

On June 22, 2011, a new law will go into effect in Washington state that makes it an act of unfair competition for product manufacturers to use "stolen or misappropriated IT" in their business operations.


Vedder Price PC | USA | 15 Mar 2011

Reasonable royalty damages: the “25 percent rule” is dead!

The Federal Circuit has recently rejected the so-called "25 percent rule" long used by litigants and accepted by federal courts to establish a "reasonable royalty" as compensation for patent infringement under Section 284 of the Patent Act.


McMillan LLP | Canada | 1 Dec 2009

Microsoft Corporation v PC Village Co Ltd et al

The tide continues to turn against those dealing in counterfeit goods, as the Federal Court has once again awarded punitive damages in a case of infringement of intellectual property rights.


McCarthy Tétrault LLP | Canada | 28 Jul 2009

Microsoft wins substantial damages award for unauthorized distribution of its software

A federal court has granted Microsoft Corporation default judgment against two PC Village businesses and two individuals associated with the businesses in an action for copyright and trade-mark infringement.


Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP | Canada | 25 May 2009

Callous repeat infringers

A recent motion for default judgment shows a willingness on the part of the Federal Court to strike out against the worst infringers.


McDermott Will & Emery | European Union | 6 Mar 2009

Commission adapts nature of monitoring of 2004 Microsoft decision

The European Commission has issued a decision easing the monitoring of Microsoft’s compliance with the Commission’s 2004 Decision that Microsoft abused its dominant position.

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