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The Rise of Australia’s Small Boutique Patent and Trademark Firms

A recent study by IP blogger Mark Summerfield discussed the winners and losers as far as Australian patent filings are concerned, and there is a clear indication …
By Andy Mukherji
3 days ago 1

The New Standard: Licensing Scenarios and Patented Technologies Relevant to Versatile Video Coding

Versatile video coding (VVC), also known as Future Video Coding (FVC) or H.266, is a video compression standard that was released on July 6 and is being positioned …
By Subodh Thali
5 days ago 0

Tales from the Trenches: Structuring IP and Technology Acquisitions

As we emerge from a global pandemic in which many businesses are mothballed or operating at limited capacity, we know that a great number will not survive. …

Intellectual Property and Bankruptcy: The IP Value Proposition that Startups Should Not Overlook During Financial Distress

The international economic disruption caused by COVID-19 presents unprecedented challenges. Thriving tech startup companies worth millions in January might find themselves struggling to stay afloat today. This …
By Kevin Kuhn
14 days ago 0

Tax Implications of a Majority Remote Workforce: Predicting the Post-COVID Economy Part II

The COVID-19 pandemic seems to be coming to a slow but steady close in Europe, with no evidence of a spike despite loosening of lockdowns, at least …
By Gene Quinn
28 days ago 10

Predicting the Post-COVID Economy: How Companies and IP Departments Should Prepare for the New Normal

The first half of 2020 has brought so much upheaval and disruption that it is almost hard to contemplate. In the future, there will be entire treatises and …
By Gene Quinn
1 month ago 3

Tech Companies Should Strongly Consider Monetizing Their Patent Portfolios During the Economic Downturn

The COVID-19 pandemic and widespread shelter-in-place orders have hit every corner of the country’s economy, including tech companies of all sizes. Many tech companies have traditionally …

Navigating Amazon’s Neutral Patent Evaluation in Real Life: Part II

In part one of this series, I outlined the preliminary steps I took on behalf of my client “Bill” to initiate Amazon’s Neutral Patent Evaluation Process. …
By Angélique McCall
1 month ago 11

To Disclose Or Not to Disclose: Responding to Trade Secrets Misappropriation By an Employee

An employee comes to you with a recipe for your competitor’s “secret sauce.” You know she worked for your competitor before coming to work for you. …
By Rebecca Edelson
1 month ago 0

Over-Stretched and Under-Resourced: General Data Protection Regulation Two Years On

In 2018, after years of planning, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was introduced by authorities across Europe. It aimed to modernize the laws that protect individuals’ private …
By Aman Johal
2 months ago 0

(Not) Copyright Infringement: Is dbrand Infringing Nintendo’s IP?

Is imitation really the highest form of flattery? Nintendo might not think so after seeing dbrand’s latest Switch skin set. The Nintendo Switch has become extremely …
By Samantha Levin
2 months ago 7

The Transmissibility of Information: How Your Trade Secrets Are Like a Virus

If you run a business that depends on data to drive success — and what business doesn’t these days? — this tendency of information assets to escape is …
By James Pooley
3 months ago 1

Suing for Patent Infringement if the Government Takes Your Intellectual Property During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As COVID-19 continues to rapidly sweep the globe, government agencies at all levels are taking measures to curb the spread of the virus. Private companies have announced …

Examining Antitrust Guidance on Cooperation in Fighting COVID-19

The novel coronavirus pandemic has upended our lives, creating a far-from-normal “new normal.” And it has also given rise to countless collaborations between and among universities, hospitals, …
By Jeffrey Blumenfeld
3 months ago 0

The Impact of COVID-19 on IP Contracts

The global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is disrupting industry on an enormous scale, and its effects are likely to be significant and long-lasting. In response to shelter-in-place orders …