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HTMLMay Sellers of Patented Products Retain Rights after a Sale?
Samuel J. Petuchowski; Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 16, 2016, previously published on April 2016
A question of patent law, now likely bound for the Supreme Court’s last word, concerns whether a patent owner retains any say over subsequent use and resale of a patented product once the product has been sold. That question arose recently in Lexmark International, Inc. v. Impression...

 

HTMLA User’s Guide to the EU-US Privacy Shield
Thomas C. Carey; Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 16, 2016, previously published on April 2016
Trademark registrations in Europe are vulnerable to cancellation on the basis of non-use after a five-year grace period expires. Routine business practices of thousands of US companies are now technically illegal, even though they continue unabated.

 

HTMLInter Partes Review - Heads I Win, Tails You Lose
Robert M. Asher; Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 16, 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...

 

HTMLGoodbye OHIM, Hello EUIPO- -Changes to Trademark Law in Europe
Steven A. Abreu; Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 16, 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...

 

HTMLThe EU Reveres Data Privacy, the US Puts National Security First, and US Businesses are Caught in the Middle
Thomas C. Carey; Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 15, 2016, previously published on February 2016
Imagine that you run a small software company that has developed point-of-sale software for amusement parks, zoos and other entertainment venues. You’re based in North Carolina with no overseas offices. If you think you need have no concern about European privacy law, you’d be wrong....

 

HTMLPreventing Importation of Your Patented Goods: Guidance on What the ITC Can and Can’t Do for Patent Owners
Emmanuel D. Filandrianos; Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 15, 2016, previously published on February 2016
Crafting the best strategy for protecting intellectual property requires knowing all the rights that come with it. Patent owners should be aware of the tools offered to them by the International Trade Commission, the federal agency responsible for dealing with unfair international trade practices....

 

HTMLGoogle Books Project Continues to Test the Boundaries of Fair Use Law
Jordana Goodman; Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 15, 2016, previously published on February 2016
The Google Books project, as we have come to learn, is a publicly available database consisting of over 25 million books that allows public users to search for “snippets of text,” typically 1/8th of a page or less. Several major libraries have helped Google assemble this database. On...

 

HTMLThe Specter of Indefiniteness: Recent Rulings Pose Further Challenges for Computer Software Patents
Jay Sandvos; Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 18, 2015, previously published on July 2015
In 1980, the Supreme Court declared that “anything under the sun that is made by man” could be patented. At that time, the main challenge in getting a patent was to demonstrate how the claims were novel and inventive over the teachings of the prior art. But more recent court decisions...

 

HTMLFollowing a Congressional Mandate, the Federal Circuit Streamlines the Patent Litigation Process
Brandon Arey, Thomas C. Carey; Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 18, 2015, previously published on July 2015
In three recent cases decided by the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, jurisdictional issues have limited the options available to patent litigants. The general effect of the decisions has been to restrict the ability to appeal and, in the case of appeals of proceedings before the Patent Trial and...

 

HTMLRecent (and Anticipated) Developments in the International Application of US Patent Laws
Thomas C. Carey; Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 18, 2015, previously published on July 2015
The international patent system is premised on the notion that each country regulates patent laws and their enforcement within its own borders. International commerce does not always lend itself to such tidy compartments, however, forcing courts and legislatures to address complex situations. Two...

 


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