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Adobe PDFDefining the Covered Business Method Patent
John V. Biernacki, David B. Cochran, Matthew W. Johnson; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
September 1, 2015, previously published on August 2015
In the America Invents Act (“AIA”), Congress granted the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB,” “the Board”) heightened jurisdiction to hear challenges to patents related to performing data processing or other operations used in the practice, administration, or...

 

HTMLPartial Priority and Dealing with "Toxic Divisionals" under the European Patent Convention: A New Referral to the EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal: Beyond G 2/98
Diana C. Leguizamon-Morales, Bojan Savic; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
August 27, 2015, previously published on August 2015
A new referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal ("EBA") of the European Patent Office ("EPO") seeks clarification on the assessment of partial priority entitlement as well as a statement on the controversy surrounding the so-called "toxic divisional" attack. The...

 

HTMLU.S. Federal Trade Commission and Justice Department Report on Merger Enforcement
Kathryn M. Fenton, Michael H. Knight, Bevin M.B. Newman, Pamela L. Taylor, Molly M. Wilkens; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
August 26, 2015, previously published on August 2015
The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") and Department of Justice ("DOJ") have released their annual Hart-Scott-Rodino ("HSR") Report, which details the agencies' merger review and enforcement for fiscal year 2014, which runs from October 1, 2013, to September 30, 2014....

 

HTMLItalian Bankruptcy Law Reform Emphasizes Flexibility for Borrowers, Active Role for Creditors
Francesco Squerzoni; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
August 26, 2015, previously published on August 2015
During the last few years, the section of Royal Decree No. 267 of March 16, 1942 (the "Italian Bankruptcy Law") dedicated to pre-insolvency proceedings has been reformed extensively by the Italian legislature. The purpose of the reform is to provide distressed Italian entities with a more...

 

HTMLU.S. Federal Trade Commission Issues Statement of "Unfair Methods of Competition" Enforcement Principles Under FTC Act § 5
Kathryn M. Fenton, Michael H. Knight, J. Bruce McDonald, Geoffrey D. Oliver, David P. Wales; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
August 25, 2015, previously published on August 2015
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") has issued formal guidance on how the agency enforces Section 5 of the FTC Act ("Section 5") to police "unfair methods of competition" that may fall outside of the scope of the main federal antitrust statutes, the Sherman and...

 

HTMLJapan Approves Final Set of Power Market Reforms
Hirokazu Ina, John S. Rudd, Naoko Tokumoto, Kaoru Umino; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
August 20, 2015, previously published on August 2015
On June 17, 2015, the Japanese Diet passed a bill amending the Electricity Business Act (the "Amendments") as the third and final stage of the electric power system reforms that began following the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011. The Amendments will become effective as of...

 

HTMLRecent Federal Circuit Decision Underscores that PTAB's Discretionary Rulings at the Institution Stage Are Not Subject to Appellate Review
Gregory A. Castanias, David B. Cochran, Matthew W. Johnson, Sasha Mayergoyz; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
August 20, 2015, previously published on August 2015
On August 11, 2015, the Federal Circuit issued two separate nonprecedential opinions addressing the decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ("PTAB") in an inter partes review ("IPR") proceeding between Schott Gemtron Corporation ("Petitioner") and patent owner...

 

HTMLForm vs. Substance
Nicolas Andre, Siamak Mostafavi, Alexios Theologitis; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
August 20, 2015, previously published on August 2015
In a decision dated May 11, 2015, the Conseil d'Etat ruled in favor of the French tax administration (FTA), in a situation in which the availability of the participation exemption (Exemption) was challenged.

 

HTMLProposed Rule Changes for AIA Reviews at the PTAB
David B. Cochran, Kenneth S. Luchesi, David M. Maiorana; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
August 20, 2015, previously published on August 2015
On August 19, 2015, in a blog post on the agency's website, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO" or "Office") Director Michelle Lee announced a second round of proposed rule changes for America Invents Act ("AIA") reviews. These new proposed rules follow an...

 

HTMLAbnormal Act of Management
Nicolas Andre, Siamak Mostafavi, Alexios Theologitis; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
August 20, 2015, previously published on August 2015
On May 20, 2015, the Conseil d'Etat decided in favor of the taxpayer in a situation in which the FTA argued that the taxpayer had committed a so-called "abnormal act of management" by not charging more administrative fees to its clients.

 


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