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The Modern Public Rights Doctrine

The modern public rights jurisprudence flows from Atlas Roofing in 1977 to Stern in 2011. Although the case law does not provide a straight line, there is a consistent …
By Neal Solomon
12 days ago 38

A TWIST in the tale: Not your typical cola war

This case was not your typical “cola war”, but rather involved TWIST, the well-known carbonated beverage brand which has been available in South Africa since the 1970s (…
By Kelly Thompson
12 days ago 0

IP Attorney Nick Aries relocating to San Francisco to open Bird & Bird office

IP partner, Nick Aries, who is currently based in Bird & Bird's London office, along with Stefano Silvestri, partner and co-head of Bird & Bird's International Corporate Group based …
By Press Releases
12 days ago 0

Native Americans Set to Save the Patent System

Native American tribal sovereign immunity thwarts both of these dilatory infringer tactics and repositions the negotiation to where it needs to be – outside of the courthouse. The …
By Paul Morinville
13 days ago 70

The changing face of university technology transfer

Today (TTOs) are increasingly being run by professionals who are experienced in startups, licensing, monetizing and have tremendous depth of technical knowledge in a variety of fields. …

How blockchain is critical to the securitization of IP

Liquidity in markets for cryptocurrencies like bitcoin is opening a new door for musicians and athletes to issue digital tokens in exchange for money. The tokens are …
By Amanda G. Ciccatelli
13 days ago 1

FREE Webinar: Hot Topics in Patent Litigation

A multitude of changes to patent law and practice have altered the face of patent litigation in America. From patent venue decisions in district courts that seem …
By Gene Quinn
13 days ago 0

Denying TC Heartland Changed the Law on Venue Ignores Reality

On May 22, 2017, in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands, LLC, 137 S.Ct. 1514 (2017), the Supreme Court held that patent venue is controlled exclusively by 28 U.S.…
By Keith Grady & Karen Morris
14 days ago 2

PTAB due process violations raised in brief to Federal Circuit

On September 22nd, a reply brief for appellant Cascades Projection LLC was filed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in a case …
By Steve Brachmann
14 days ago 2

Combating Lawyer Burnout and Recharging Your Career

Do you feel fatigued by the long hours, demanding clients and little sleep?   At points in our careers, many lawyers feel like they don't have a life …
By Bernard Knight
14 days ago 0

Danielle Herritt, Deborah Vernon and Cristin Cowles Join Womble Carlyle’s Boston Office

A trio of experienced patent partners and their team are making the move to Womble Carlyle’s new Boston office.  Danielle Herritt, Deborah Vernon, Ph.D., and …
By Press Releases
14 days ago 0

Patent Drafting 101: Say What You Mean in a Patent Application

When drafting a patent application it is always the best policy to never assume anything. It is dangerous to assume that the reader will fill in any …
By Gene Quinn
15 days ago 1

Nothing artificial about this intelligence: AI meets IP

Artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer a plot point in futuristic sci-fi novels and films. In many aspects of our lives, machines are increasingly performing tasks previously …
By Sam Baxter
15 days ago 0

Richard A. Catalina, Jr. Joins Wallack LLP

On NJ October 3, 2017, Hill Wallack LLP announced that they welcomed Richard A. Catalina, Jr. as a partner in the firm’s Princeton, N.J. office. Mr. Catalina …
By Press Releases
15 days ago 0

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Outraged at Senator McCaskill over Sovereign Immunity Bill

McCaskill's seemingly calculated ploy to get out in front of other Senators, all alone in her demand for a legislative solution that strips Native American Indian Tribes …
By Gene Quinn
16 days ago 13