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|ALJ Essex Sets 16-Month Target Date in Certain Stainless Steel Products (337-TA-933)|
Eric W. Schweibenz; Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.;
November 22, 2014, previously published on November 6, 2014On November 6, 2014, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 4 in Certain Stainless Steel Products, Certain Processes for Manufacturing or Relating to Same and Certain Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-933).
|Six Tips for Protecting Manufacturers' Most Valuable Assets - Trade Secrets|
Nicholas J. Ellis, Nicholas E. Williams; Foley Lardner LLP;
November 14, 2014, previously published on November 5, 2014Long gone are the days when spies needed physical access to information to steal, copy, or photograph it; modern technology now enables instantaneous global access and transmission. Protecting trade secrets ranks high on manufacturers’ priority lists, yet understanding “how” to...
|Patent Office Extends AFCP 2.0 and QPIDS Pilot Programs to September 2015|
Andrew Balazer; Foley & Lardner LLP;
October 15, 2014, previously published on October 13, 2014The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) just announced it has extended the After Final Consideration Pilot program (AFCP 2.0) and the Quick Path Information Disclosure Statement program (QPIDS), which are now set to run until September 30, 2015.
|Customer Collaboration and Predictive Analytics Can Lead to Successful Product Manufacturing|
Pavan K. Agarwal, James R. Kalyvas, Andrew E. Rawlins; Foley & Lardner LLP;
September 12, 2014, previously published on September 10, 2014Advanced manufacturing companies increasingly implement “Intellectual Property Plus,” an expanded view of IP assets and risks. Through this lens, companies incorporate customer expectations and preferences in new product development, on the one hand, and navigate the potential...
|Valbruna Files New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Stainless Steel Products|
Alexander B. Englehart, Eric W. Schweibenz; Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.;
September 10, 2014, previously published on September 8, 2014On September 5, 2014, Valbruna Slater Stainless, Inc. of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Valbruna Stainless Inc. of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Acciaierie Valbruna S.p.A. of Italy (collectively, "Valbruna") filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.
|Trade Secrets - Protecting the (Corporate) Family Jewels|
Paul R. Monsees; Foley & Lardner LLP;
September 1, 2014, previously published on August 27, 2014Disputes regarding trade secrets and corporate espionage are becoming perpetual fixtures in the news. One of the most common scenarios is that a key employee departs to join a competitor and his or her former employer quickly learns that, just before departing, the former employee copied critical...
|ALJ Shaw Terminates Investigation As To GHP Group In Certain Multiple Mode Outdoor Grills (337-TA-895)|
Eric W. Schweibenz; Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.;
August 14, 2014, previously published on August 11, 2014On July 24, 2014, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 53 in Certain Multiple Mode Outdoor Grills and Parts Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-895).
|Argentina: Favorable Venue for Manufacturers Licensing Their Technology/Intellectual Property Rights|
Diego Fernandez; Foley & Lardner LLP;
August 7, 2014, previously published on August 6, 2014Argentina, together with Brazil and Mexico, are Latin America’s three largest economies representing more than 80 percent of the region’s manufacturing output. In addition, Argentina has proven to be a favorable venue for foreign companies seeking to license their technology or...
|Why Are Method of Treatment Claims and Method of Manufacture Claims Subject to Scrutiny Under the USPTO Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance?|
Courtenay C. Brinckerhoff; Foley & Lardner LLP;
July 18, 2014, previously published on July 15, 2014The USPTO has asked for written comments on its patent subject matter eligibility guidance by July 31, 2014. In this article, I discuss why therapeutic method claims and method of manufacture claims should not be subject to scrutiny under the USPTO’s multi-factored § 101 analysis.
|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...