Posts Tagged: Department of Justice


DOJ Says IP Exchange Licensing Model is Pro-Innovation

IPXI is the first financial exchange that facilitates non-exclusive licensing and trading of intellectual property rights with market-based pricing and standardized terms. Earlier this week word came …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 0

DOJ: Patent Licenses Should Discharge in Bankruptcy

The dispute at issue here regarding Qimonda arose when the company went bankrupt and seven licensees invoked the protection of § 365(n) to retain patent rights. This became …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 8

FTC, DOJ to Hold Workshop on Patent Assertion Entity Activities

This workshop will examine the economic and legal implications of patent assertion entity (PAE) activity, as distinct from prototypical “non-practicing entity” (NPE) activity, such as developing and …

South Korean Company Indicted for Theft of Trade Secrets

Yesterday, Kolon Industries Inc. and several of its executives and employees were indicted for allegedly engaging in a multi-year campaign to steal trade secrets related to DuPont’…
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 0

Bobbing for Antitrust Apples: E-book Price Fixing Challenge

So what did Apple and the other publishers do that put them on Uncle Sam’s Radar? Allegedly, they agreed among themselves to sell their e-books at …

Google Legal Team is Top Legal Department for 2011

I don't doubt that the Google Legal Team is an excellent department, and undoubtedly praiseworthy. It is also correct to say that they are dealing on nearly …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 3

Top 10 Patent, Innovation & IP Events of 2010

At this time of the year all typically sit back and reflect on the year that has been, spend time with family and friends, watch some football …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 9

Supreme Court Punts on Costco First Sale Copyright Case

United States Supreme Court issued a non-decision in the matter of Costco Wholesale Corporation v. Omega, S.A. The Per Curiam decision simply read: "The judgment is …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 4

News, Notes and Announcements

In this edition of News, Notes & Announcements, websites engaged in the sale of counterfeit merchandise were ordered seized as part of a joint investigation coordinated between the …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 4

Conflicting Positions on Gene Patents in Obama Administration

On Monday evening, November 1, 2010, David Kappos, Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, told the Dow Jones news …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 1

Department of Justice Seeks to Cripple Biotech Industry and Fundamentally Change Patent Laws

On Friday, October 29, 2010, practically on the eve of a national election that will in all certainty be an enormous rebuke of the Obama Administration and the Democrats' …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 58

DOJ, FTC & PTO to Hold Workshop on Promoting Innovation

On Wednesday, May 26, 2010, the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and the Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will hold …
By Press Releases
10 years ago 0

Google Books Patent Suggests Copyright Friendly Censorship

In this patent Google gives us a glimpse at the possible future of Google Books, which can censor books it serves based on the copyright laws of …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 2