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For the US Trade Representative reviewed trading partners for this year s Special Report and placed countries on either the Priority Watch List Watch List or the Section monitoring list The Priority Watch List for names the following countries…

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The plaintiffs had argued that defendants had in fact violated Section of the Sherman Act when they settled their dispute concerning the validity of Bayer s Cipro patent by agreeing to a reverse exclusionary payment settlement Bayer agreed to…

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The complaint alleges that in some cases the republication and distribution occurs within a minute or two after the article is published by Dow Jones In just one two-week period Briefing com copied a substantial portion of at least…

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Intent to deceive was admitted if you can believe that but as it turns out the prior art withheld a prior sale was not invalidating and would not have lead to an appropriate rejection by the Patent Office Nevertheless…

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There are few things in this world that irritate me more than hypocrisy Did you know that since Duke University has had issued US patents of which in some way shape or form relate to genetics and of which…

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The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit earlier today decided to take up important issues relating to inequitable conduct en banc vacating the earlier panel decision in Therasence Inc v Becton Dickinson and Co which issued…

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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy D-VT recently came to agreement with Committee Ranking Republican Jeff Sessions R-AL on changes to the Patent Reform Act of S winning Senator Sessions support for passage and making it extremely likely that…

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How is it possible that a calendar that tells me that January is a bank holiday in the UK that February is Waitangi Day in New Zealand that March is Eight Hours Day in Australia and that July is…

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PLI is pleased to announce a new live course added to the schedule in conjunction with the Santa Clara University School of Law s High Tech Law Institute The Santa Clara course is scheduled for Monday May to Friday…

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WASHINGTON April Hundreds of intellectual property IP business leaders will attend the Licensing Executives Society USA amp Canada Spring Meeting May - in Boston Themed IP for Entrepreneurs and Universities the meeting is uniquely designed for entrepreneurs start-ups investors…

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Patents provide a competitive advantage and those sophisticated in business know enough to look for and exploit whatever competitive advantage exists Patents are the pound gorilla of competitive advantage but realize if you are going to want and need…

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There are always trade-offs in design work Design features often conflict For example a big heavy vehicle is usually safer but the gas mileage is lower But one of the things I have learned in my years as a…

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