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.
Morgan Chu & Rebecca Carson
In every court proceeding, patent litigation included, there will be a winner and a loser. Everyone wants to win, but half lose. Why?
Patricia H. Thompson
Very simply, delay in dispute resolution is bad for business.
Michael B. Fein
Where can you be sued for patent infringement?
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.
Jeffrey H. Brown
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.
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.
Ideas can be stolen, just like the machines or products they were used to create.
An overview on the ruling of Philips’ EFM+ (DVD) Patent in the Greek Supreme Court.
There are reasons to hire an expert with 30-plus years of experience, but don't underestimate the skills of a first timer.
A look back at the 1983 Nilssen case, and what it means for patent law today.
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.
Paul C. Van Slyke
The second of a two-part look at updates to the U.S. trademark registration process, and what to expect if yours was selected for an audit.
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.
Morrison & Foerster
Jury trial won for the University of California Davis in—yes—a strawberry patent infringement case.
Jeff C. Dodd, Tonya Gray, Ben Setnick, John R. Hutchins, Rose Cordero Prey, and Mark A. Chapman
This week, in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, the Supreme Court undid the settled practice of virtually nationwide venue for patent infringement cases.
Martin C. Brook
The Michigan Supreme Court, in a 2002 case, has commented that a “cent or a pepper corn, in legal estimation, would constitute a valuable consideration.” Essentially, this means that courts refrain from evaluating the quality of the deal, i.e., whether it was good or bad for one party.
Henson & Efron
Early case management and alternative dispute resolutions seek to simplify some separations in Minnesota.
Michael B. Fein
A guide to navigating copyright claims on famous songs.
Eric B. Smith
How the Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act (CASPA) can radically change the stakes of how you build. Learn what CASPA means for your construction projects and contract disputes.
A Q&A with Advisory Board member Colleen Tracy James of Mayer Brown.
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.
What is "use" in commerce?
The Lloreda Camacho & Co. attorney discusses the firm's 2019 “Law Firm of the Year” award for Intellectual Property Law.
Carol Steinour Young and Emily Hart
On June 19, 2017, the United States Supreme Court settled the issue of whether an offensive name—in this case, an Asian-American rock band called “The Slants”—can properly be registered as a trademark.
Robert M. Steeg
In Dufrene vs. Murphy Appraisal Services, LLC, contract rights and real estate law pose an interesting problem.