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CASE OF THE WEEK In re: MaxPower Semiconductor, Inc., Appeal No. 2021-146 (Fed. Cir. Sept. 8, 2021) In its only precedential patent case this week, the Federal Circuit denied a...

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Just recently, in the Life Spine, Inc. v. Aegis Spine, Inc., Case No. 21-1649 (7th Cir. Aug. 9, 2021) (St. Eve, J.), the Seventh Circuit noted that “a... Read More »
A trade secret is a formula, practice, process, design, instrument, pattern, commercial method, or compilation of information that is not generally known or... Read More »
Especially now with the COVID-19 vaccine patent waiver debate, it comes to our mind the relationship between patent system and access to medicine. As in all... Read More »
Trademarks provide protection for both businesses and consumers, making them an important part of running a successful company. This importance makes its... Read More »
It’s been more than a week that the 2020 Summer Olympics, officially the Games of the XXXII Olympiad and branded as Tokyo 2020 begun. But we are in... Read More »
One of the basic principles of the Berne Convention is that of “automatic protection”, which means that copyright protection exists automatically... Read More »
The International Cybercrime Prevention Act was reintroduced by U.S. Senators last June 17, 2021. Several sectors would create new criminal violations, and forfeiture ... Read More »
Tomorrow, we are releasing our Third Annual Patent Prosecution Intelligence Report, where we have analyzed the patent prosecution data for five consecutive years... Read More »
Virginia just became the second state to pass a comprehensive privacy law, the Consumer Data Protection Act (“CDPA”). Business and privacy professionals... Read More »
CASE OF THE WEEK Uniloc 2017 LLC v. Hulu, LLC, Appeal No. 2019-1686 (Fed. Cir. July 22, 2020) In this appeal, the Federal Circuit held for the first time that ... Read More »
Coronavirus and its global impact have affected almost every sector of the economy. With all of the job losses and the continued lockdown in more than 80% of US... Read More »
On January 15, 2020, President Trump signed a lengthy “Economic and Trade Agreement Between the Government of the [US] and the Government of [P. R. of... Read More »
A couple of weeks ago, we reported the quarterly numbers for patent litigation. To our surprise, we noticed a 22 percent jump in district court patent litigation in... Read More »
A federal court in Wisconsin recently awarded Ultratec, Inc. and Captel, Inc. more than $5.4 million in damages, based on a patent infringement claim brought against... Read More »
CASE OF THE WEEK Lone Star Silicon Innovations LLC v. Nanya Technology Corporation, Appeal No. 2018-1581, -1582 (Fed. Cir. May 30, 2019) In the only... Read More »
An Illinois jury awarded football equipment manufacturer, Riddell, $5 million in patent damages against Kranos Corporation, doing business as Schutt Sports.  The ... Read More »
Subcommittee to Tackle 101? Late last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee announced the formation of an Intellectual Property (IP) Subcommittee. The Senate... Read More »
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released a report on an investigation of China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology ... Read More »
On June 25th, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the drug, Epidiolex, for the treatment of seizures associated with two rare forms of... Read More »
Federal Circuit Summary Before Lourie, Dyk, and Hughes.  Appeal from the United States District Court for the Central District of California Summary: (1) ... Read More »
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