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Collaboration And Development Of Technology In Automotive
In the not-so-distant past, the automotive industry sought to be mostly self-sufficient. That is to say, that when an automobile manufacturer
United States
12 Jul 2019
DOJ And FTC Issue Updated Antitrust Guidelines On The Licensing Of Intellectual Property
The relatively modest updates to the Guidelines affirm that the antitrust agencies still believe that intellectual property issues do not require an altered analysis, and that the licensing of intellectual property is generally procompetitive.
United States
13 Mar 2017
Five Things You Should Know For 2017 About Cross-Border IP Licensing And Insolvency Law
Companies seeking to license intellectual property to or from entities in other countries should be aware that licensees are not likely to be given the same protections as they are afforded...
United States
8 Dec 2016
Update: Antitrust-Intellectual Property Licensing Guidelines
The Antitrust Division of the DOJ and the FTC announced, on August 12, 2016, they are seeking public comments on the first update to the Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property issued in 1995.
United States
20 Sep 2016
DOJ And FTC Update Antitrust-Intellectual Property Licensing Guidelines
The Antitrust Division of the DOJ and the FTC announced they are seeking public comments on the first update to the Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property issued in 1995.
United States
13 Sep 2016
A Royalty By Any Other Name: Post-Expiration Payments After Kimble v. Marvel
Patent holders and accused infringers will need to continue being creative in drafting license agreements after the Supreme Court's recent decision in Kimble v. Marvel, No. 13-720, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 4067, at *6.
United States
24 Aug 2015
How Can You Safely Discuss Your IP With Others?
As discussed in our previous posts, startups are about capitalizing on ideas, contacts and experience.
United States
22 Jul 2015
New Jersey Bankruptcy Court Extends Unusual Protection To Trademark Licensees Under Section 365(n)
A Bankruptcy Court decision in New Jersey took an unusual approach in determining the rights of the debtors’ trademark licensees following the debtors’ rejection of the licenses.
United States
2 Dec 2014
Favorable Venue For Manufacturers Licensing Their Technology/Intellectual Property Rights
Argentina, together with Brazil and Mexico, are Latin America’s three largest economies representing more than 80 percent of the region’s manufacturing output.
11 Aug 2014
District Court Upholds FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Rules For Pharmaceutical Patent Transfers
A federal court has upheld the validity of the FTC’s recent rules for reporting certain transfers of exclusive patent rights in the pharmaceutical industry.
United States
7 Jul 2014
GM (Again) Revises Its Terms And Conditions, This Time In Response To Continued Supplier Concerns
In July 2013, GM rolled out major changes to its general terms and conditions for its contracts, imposing the most extensive changes for its suppliers in several decades.
United States
25 Feb 2014
Ninth Circuit Finds Abandonment of Trademarks Through Naked Licensing
recent decision by the Ninth Circuit serves as a reminder to trademark owners that uncontrolled or "naked" licensing of a trademark without reasonable quality controls can result in an involuntary forfeiture of trademark rights.
United States
7 Dec 2010
Fifth Circuit Prohibits Software Licensee's Attorney From Using Licensed Software
Can a software licensee allow its attorney to use the software for business purposes for the benefit of the licensee?
United States
28 Oct 2010
House Committee on Ways & Means Hearing on Taxes and Internet Gaming on May 19, 2010
On May 19, 2010, the House Committee on Ways & Means will hold a hearing on tax proposals related to legislation to legalize Internet gaming.
United States
21 May 2010
Is The Federal Circuit Instituting Patent Reform On Its Own? Lucent v. Gateway Demonstrates A New Willingness To Review Damage Awards
The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit's September 11, 2009 opinion in Lucent Technologies, Inc. v. Gateway, Inc., No. 2008-1485 (Fed. Cir. Sept. 11, 2009), suggests that many of the goals urged by supporters of patent reform legislation might be achievable by application of existing law.
United States
16 Sep 2009
Company Bound By Click-Wrap License Agreement Even Though Click-Accepted By Vendor
A federal court recently held that a company was bound by unfavorable terms in a click-wrap license agreement, even though an employee of the software vendor installed the software and click-accepted the license agreement.
United States
18 Mar 2009
Insurance Industry Developments For Summer 2008
Uniformity and/or reciprocity for producer licensing has long been a goal of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) and its member states.
United States
23 Jun 2008
U.S. Supreme Court Decision Permits Patent Challenges By Licensees
On January 9, 2007, the U.S. Supreme Court opened the door to allowing a party to challenge the validity of a patent that it has licensed from the patent’s owner. MedImmune, Inc. v. Genentech, Inc., No. 05-608, slip op. (Jan. 9, 2007).
United States
24 Jan 2007
How to Transfer Technology from the US to China
Transferring technology across borders is always complex, and particularly so when the countries involved are the US and China. Zhu (Julie) Lee and J Bruce Schelkopf provide some practical legal strategies
United States
25 Aug 2006
Just What Does A Foreign Filing License Cover?
A U.S. subsidiary of a German company sends all invention disclosures to its parent company in Germany for review by the company’s patent committee. In an effort to reduce costs, another U.S. company decides to outsource its patent processing to a technology center in India.
United States
2 Apr 2006
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