Thought leaders from around the world contribute their perspectives on landmark cases, new legislation, and legal perspectives on new technologies, business practices, and civil procedure.
A look back at the 1983 Nilssen case, and what it means for patent law today.
An overview on the ruling of Philips’ EFM+ (DVD) Patent in the Greek Supreme Court.
Corinne E. Atton and April M. Breyer
The March 2017 statistics issued by PTAB report that across all technologies, all challenged patent claims are found patentable in only 19 percent of inter partes review (IPR) final written decisions.
Jamie L. Graham
Patent law is one more area up for debate with changes coming to the Supreme Court.
How long do patent applications take? Consider what you're filing for, and the strength of your proposal.
Michael B. Fein
A guide to navigating copyright claims on famous songs.
Ideas can be stolen, just like the machines or products they were used to create.
Michael B. Fein
If the European Parliament and the 25 participating states were trying to emulate a U.S. patent and replace the present Balkanized system wherein each state has its own patent granting authority and courts handling patent litigation, it has failed miserably.
S. Benjamin Pleune
Inter partes review (IPR) has become the procedure of choice to resolve the validity of patents, with or without a co-pending litigation.
An Interview With Jan Bernd Nordemann of Boehmert & Boehmert, Winner of the 2019 "Law Firm of the Year" Award for Intellectual Property Law in Germany
The international property law attorney discusses his firm's recent successes and the trends taking over the IP field.
Rachel Constantino-Wallace, John Roche, and John Wechkin
Issues like product liability, FAA compliance, privacy, and IP surround the use of drones for personal and business use.
A Q&A with Advisory Board member Colleen Tracy James of Mayer Brown.
Michael B. Fein
Where can you be sued for patent infringement?
Morrison & Foerster
Jury trial won for the University of California Davis in—yes—a strawberry patent infringement case.
The Defendant Trade Secrets Act of 2015 (“DTSA”), was signed into law by President Obama on May 11, 2016. The new statute creates broad private federal cause of action for trade secret misappropriation and has been hailed as “the most sweeping change to the nation’s intellectual property laws in a generation or more.”
On April 19, 2017, after a two-week trial, a federal jury unanimously acquitted Revolutions Medical Corporation (RMCP) CEO Rondald Wheet on all three counts of securities fraud and false filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Julie Desrosiers and Michael Shortt
The nine judges of the Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the so-called “promise doctrine” was not part of Canadian patent law, and laid out a new approach to the utility requirement which substantially lowers the bar to proving usefulness of patented inventions.
Lawyers from the Canadian firm discus their employment law practice and the changes coming to the Canadain legal market.
It’s not just a matter of experience—often you need to look deeper than what's on the resume.
Jamie Gorelick and Ari Holtzblatt
Charges of anti-right bias notwithstanding, online platforms are on solid ground when they defend their policies and procedures as neutral and protected by the First Amendment.
Krista K. McIntyre
Success in any legal space requires total commitment to your clients. Here’s a meaningful mnemonic to help you get it done.
Peter Denton, Anthony LaRocca, Sarah Nural, and Linda Stein
A broad-gauge look at the latest trends in U.S. railroad law.
Kim F. Ebert
Impeccable skills are no longer enough: Why lawyers must increasingly take into account clients’ expectations about representation’s true worth.
Jon Henderson, Andrew Kinworthy, Kevin McDonell, and Bobby Guy
How will M&A shape the American health industry going forward? By adhering to the Amazon model.
Tariffs on construction materials are capricious, unpredictable, and often spectacularly ill-timed. How can the industry prepare?
Kerrin Slattery and Dale Van Demark
More health care companies than ever see the value of robust partnerships in a constantly changing industry.