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|Local Patent Rule Blocks Discovery on Plaintiff’s Own Manufacturing Process|
Joseph E. Cwik; Husch Blackwell LLP;
April 24, 2014, previously published on April 22, 2014Patent litigators sometimes face issues resembling the age old debate: which came first, the chicken or the egg? While local patent rules require a plaintiff to assert its infringement contentions on all infringing products, the plaintiff sometimes cannot do so on all products because it lacks the...
|The American Invents Act New Risks for Seattle Businesses|
Timothy B. McCormack; McCormack Intellectual Property Law PS;
April 24, 2014On September 16, 2011 President Obama signed into law the Leahy-Smith Patent Reform Act, also called The American Invents Act.
|Patent Law: Bridging The Gap Between ‘First-To-Invent’ And ‘First-To-File’ — Preserve Your Status!|
Laura A. Labeots; Husch Blackwell LLP;
April 24, 2014, previously published on April 17, 2014A deluge of patent applications were filed at the United Stated Patent and Trademark Office on the day before central provisions of the new America Invents Act (AIA) went into effect on March 16, 2013. This rush to file indicates many inventors wish to preserve their patent status under the pre-AIA...
|The Heartbleed Bug: Data Breach and Liability Risks|
Richard J. Johnson, Mauricio F. Paez, Gregory P. Silberman; Jones Day;
April 24, 2014, previously published on April 2014It seems that every other day we learn about a new data security threat or compromise. The so-called "heartbleed bug," or CVE-2014-0160 for those technically inclined, is the latest reported data security vulnerability, and it requires an immediate and swift response. The bug was recently...
|ALJ Bullock Sets 16-Month Target Date In Certain Hemostatic Products (337-TA-913)|
Eric W. Schweibenz; Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.;
April 23, 2014, previously published on April 22, 2014 On April 22, 2014, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 4 in Certain Hemostatic Products and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-913).
|ALJ Gildea Denies Motion To Compel Expert Deposition In Certain Microphone Packages (337-TA-888)|
Katherine Cappaert, Eric W. Schweibenz; Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.;
April 23, 2014, previously published on April 21, 2014 On April 17, 2014, ALJ E. James Gildea issued the public version of Order No. 33 (dated April 11, 2014) denying Complainant’s Motion to Compel Expert Deposition in Certain Silicon Microphone Packages and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-888).
|Intent To Use - It’s Not The Thought That Counts|
Edwin Komen; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
April 23, 2014, previously published on April 10, 2014Bona fide intent, the sine qua non of non-use trademark applications, was given new meaning by the TTAB in a decision released unpublished February 21, 2014 but redesignated as precedent on March 26, 2014, thus placing at risk similar applications for oppositions and issued registrations for...
|ALJ Shaw Rules On Motion To Strike In Certain Point-To-Point Network Communication Devices (337-TA-892)|
Alexander B. Englehart, Eric W. Schweibenz; Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.;
April 23, 2014, previously published on April 22, 2014On April 15, 2014, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 29 in Certain Point-to-Point Network Communication Devices and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-892). In the Order, ALJ Shaw granted-in-part and denied-in-part Respondents AmTRAN Logistics, Inc., AmTRAN Technology Co., Ltd., LG...
|Patent Invalidations Pave the Way for Cheaper Breast Cancer Drugs This Year: Hospira UK Ltd v Genentech Inc|
Gareth Dickson, Emma Kingston; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
April 23, 2014, previously published on April 17, 2014The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court in London has found two patents related to the breast-cancer treatment drug Herceptin invalid, paving the way for generic versions of the drug to be marketed in the UK later this year.
|Massachusetts Governor Wants to Ban Non-Compete Agreements and Enact the Uniform Trade Secrets Act|
Jeffrey A. Fritz, Eric J. Uhl; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
April 23, 2014, previously published on April 21, 2014Massachusetts Governor, Deval Patrick, recently announced a bill—An Act to Promote Growth and Opportunity—that would provide workforce training opportunities and promote economic development incentives across the Commonwealth. As part of his economic development package, the Governor...