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HTMLOn-Sale Bar Clarified for Drugmaker
Samuel J. Petuchowski; Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 12, 2016, previously published on August 2016
A patent application should be filed as soon as possible. Not only do patent rights go to the first inventor to file a patent application, but no invention may be patented if it has been publicly disclosed more than a year before an application is filed.

 

HTMLRecent Decisions Shed Light On How to Avoid Enhanced Damages for Patent Infringement
Dorothy Wu; Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 12, 2016, previously published on August 2016
In its June 2016 decision in Halo Electronics Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc., which we covered in our June issue, the Supreme Court loosened the conditions under which a trial court may award enhanced damages to a patent owner. Halo emphasized that trial courts must retain discretion to punish...

 

HTMLMassachusetts Creates Tax Credit Program for Angel Investors
Thomas C. Carey; Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 12, 2016, previously published on August 2016
On August 10, 2016, Governor Baker signed HB4569 into law, creating a tax credit program intended to spur angel investments into local high-tech start-ups, particularly those in the fields of digital e-health, information technology and healthcare. The program will permit investors in qualifying...

 

HTMLInter Partes Review - Heads I Win, Tails You Lose
Robert M. Asher; Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 4, 2016, previously published on April 2016
Inter partes review is, plain and simple, a tool for killing patents. In light of rules implemented by the USPTO and judicial interpretations of the America Invents Act, it would be careless to refer to these proceedings as a litigation alternative. Litigation in courts offers opposing parties an...

 

HTMLFunctional Software’s Limited Copyright Coverage: Jury Finds Google’s Limited Use of Oracle’s Java™ Code Was Fair
David E. Blau; Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 4, 2016, previously published on June 2016
In 2010, Oracle sued Google over its implementation of the Java platform in smartphones running its Android™ operating system (OS). The Java platform is used to write and run programs written in the Java programming language and includes, among other things, the Java Virtual Machine and the...

 

HTMLFast-Forwarding Privacy: A Video Tape Rental Statute in the Digital Era
Thomas C. Carey; Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 4, 2016, previously published on June 2016
Contentious Supreme Court nominations began with that of Robert Bork, whose originalist views led him to proclaim that there is no constitutional right to privacy. Americans, he believed, have only such privacy rights as may be conferred by statute. Little did he imagine that his own personal...

 

HTMLGoodbye OHIM, Hello EUIPO- -Changes to Trademark Law in Europe
Steven A. Abreu; Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 4, 2016, previously published on April 2016
On March 23, 2016, the European Union’s trademark authority, known as the Office of Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), changed its name to the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). This change was just one of several made in an effort to modernize the trademark...

 

HTMLAssignor Estoppel May Apply to A Competitor That Never Owned (Or Assigned) the Patent
Dorothy Wu; Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 4, 2016, previously published on June 2016
When companies hire top talent away from competitors, they may very well also acquire patent exposure along with their new personnel through the doctrine of assignor estoppel. A recent decision in the Federal Circuit, MAG Aerospace Industries, Inc. v. B/E Aerospace, Inc., demonstrates how broadly...

 

HTMLThe Federal Circuit Helps Software Developers Overcome Patent-Eligibility Rejections under Alice
Bruce D. Sunstein; Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 4, 2016, previously published on June 2016
The Federal Circuit’s recent decision in Microsoft v. Enfish has given software developers a new tool—valuable at least sometimes—to resist Alice rejections of patent applications for computer-related inventions.

 

HTMLInsurance Coverage for Data Breaches: A Pig in a Poke for Retail Establishments?
Thomas C. Carey; Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 4, 2016, previously published on June 2016
P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Inc., which operates over 200 restaurants in the United States, purchased a cyber insurance policy from Federal Insurance Company. Federal marketed the policy as “a flexible insurance solution designed by cyber risk experts to address the full breadth of risks...

 


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