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.
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.
Douglas J. Halpert
Both the “mirror test” and the USCIS regulatory standard impose exacting standards subject to interpretation.
Michael B. Fein
Where can you be sued for patent infringement?
Victorian courts have long been reluctant to disrupt the status quo when it comes to appointing expert referees in proceedings. But a recent decision by a Supreme Court of Victoria judge in Construction Engineering could signal a shift in the court’s attitude to appointing expert referees in complex or technical cases.
Ideas can be stolen, just like the machines or products they were used to create.
Mariano Roca López
How Spain is paving the way for self-sufficient homes.
R. Scott Oswald
If a government supplier quietly ignores vital rules but still bills taxpayers as if it had complied, can it be held liable under the federal False Claims Act — even if it never directly lies about its compliance?
Exchanging information is just the first step when it comes to filing a claim after an accident.
Susan A. Hansen
Kitchen-table contracts and divorce litigation can both hurt families. Mediation offers a middle ground.
What is "use" in commerce?
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.
Patricia Brown Holmes had a celebrated career long before she began defending Jussie Smollett.
Susan A. Hansen and Lindsey A. Kujawa
Marriage is changing—and so is divorce. Family lawyers must be there for richer and for poorer, in sickness and in health.
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.
A roundup of recent news of listed lawyers across the country.
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.
Thomas P. Kieselbach
A rundown of important workers' compensation cases in Minnesota over the past year.
Police body camera footage can offer criminal defense attorneys a new perspective and evidentiary tool.
Michael B. Fein
A guide to navigating copyright claims on famous songs.
How long do patent applications take? Consider what you're filing for, and the strength of your proposal.
Nonnie L. Shivers
Top employment cases of 2017 with a look at 2018.
John L. Rivkin
That Legal Bulletin highlighted a variety of issues frequently faced in STOLI litigation and discussed the growing life settlement market, which involves the sale of life insurance policies by owners to third parties.
The Lloreda Camacho & Co. attorney discusses the firm's 2019 “Law Firm of the Year” award for Intellectual Property Law.
An overview on the ruling of Philips’ EFM+ (DVD) Patent in the Greek Supreme Court.
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.
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.