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.
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.
Patricia H. Thompson
Very simply, delay in dispute resolution is bad for business.
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.
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.
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.
Jamie L. Graham
Patent law is one more area up for debate with changes coming to the Supreme Court.
When the world (almost) united to fight climate change.
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.
Violaine du Pontavice
What will be the future for the world’s climate issue?
Lisa S. Zebovitz
The United States Climate Alliance, currently comprised of 14 states, is “committed to the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement.”
Leonce A. Richard III
Drafting a premarital agreement should instead focus on a collaborative effort of two people coming together to create a “life plan” with regard to forming a lifetime partnership.
Gregory T. Peacock
Planning for the end of a marriage before the marriage vows are exchanged can be disconcerting.
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.
Is it a good deal and a safe opportunity for investors?
Ideas can be stolen, just like the machines or products they were used to create.
When do you create a new service line?
Mariano Roca López
EU finance ministers reached a new agreement March 13 to tackle aggressive tax schemes in the EU.
Beatriz Paulo de Frontin and Márcio Pereira
An overview of the Paris Climate Agreement.
Suzanne K. Sukkar
The assessments of President Donald J. Trump’s first year in office have had a recurring stormy theme.
Mark L. Stermitz
The accord could affect the economic and social circumstances of farmers, ranchers, and small town residents whose lives are connected with the large deposits of fossil fuels in North Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming.
Joseph Z. Fleming
The Paris Climate Accord was a voluntary and non-enforceable approach to resolving climate issues.
A look back at the 1983 Nilssen case, and what it means for patent law today.
It’s not just a matter of experience—often you need to look deeper than what's on the resume.
The primary question will likely come down to whether or not cell phone data and location records are protected interests under the Fourth Amendment.