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.
Paul C. Van Slyke
The first of a two-part look at updates to the U.S. trademark registration process, and what it means for you and your business.
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.
How long do patent applications take? Consider what you're filing for, and the strength of your proposal.
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.
Paul C. Van Slyke
Your company name and important brand names are two types of your most valuable business assets. Without your company name and brand names, consumers and trade buyers would not be able to identify easily (and choose) your goods or services over those of another.
Trademark clearance for craft breweries.
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.
A look back at the 1983 Nilssen case, and what it means for patent law today.
What is "use" in commerce?
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.
Registering and investigating trademarks are just the beginning when it comes to keeping your intellectual property safe.
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.
Brand owners seeking to obtain exclusive rights in their advertising slogans for campaigns encompassing the United States and Europe should bear in mind certain well-established principles.
G. Christian Roux
Everyone agrees U.S. infrastructure is in lamentable shape. Can Congress and the Trump administration muster the courage to do something about it?
For success in any trial, jury selection and case framing are key.
Aver Lex won the 2019 "Law Firm of the Year" award for Criminal Defense in Ukraine.
Noerr received the 2019 "Law Firm of the Year" award for Information Tehcnology Law in Germany.
Students for Fair Admissions is challenging Harvard's policy of holistic admissions—and might change the future of affirmative action.
Mariano Roca López
How Spain is paving the way for self-sufficient homes.
Making these mistakes will seriously impact your ability to claim damages following an accident.
Caplin & Drysdale
JCOPE's new comprehensive lobbying regulations will close loopholes and make key changes to grassroots and direct lobbying starting January 2019.
Donald L. Sapir
By letting advertisers target men in job postings, Facebook may be contributing to gendered discrimination.
The public affairs group breaks down each race across the country using public data.
Sidney F. Ansbacher
New law requires FEMA to audit failed hurricane contracts.
Ann E. Evanko
New York's Stop Sexual Harassment Act goes into effect in October 2019.
Information technology lawyers weigh in on the question of data ownership following the GDPR's passage.
Comprehensive screenings and instituting a "dose ceiling" are two ways to tackle care for at-risk patients.