Intellectual Property

Fourth Industrial Revolution Patent Applications Increasing Fast

A study analyzing patent applications for “fourth industrial revolution” (4IR) technologies – “the global technology trends enabling the data-driven economy” – reveals that in the…

Checklist For Patent Owners re Helferich

The Federal Circuit case of Helferich Patent Licensing v. New York Times (2015) should spur patent owners to prepare and license patents for products and…

Netflix Filing Takedowns Against Its Own Movie Trailer

Movie trailers are a great marketing tool and film producers are more than happy to have them making the rounds online. But the trailer for…

Former Abbott Labs VP Took Covid Trade Secrets, Company Alleges

In a lawsuit filed in the Northern District of Illinois, Abbott Laboratories has accused a former VP of “absconding to a competitor with Abbott’s confidential…

Google Patent Found Ineligible Under “Alice”

Google filed a patent infringement suit against Sonos alleging infringement of five Google patents, including one directed to systems and methods for bookmarking media content…

Manufacturing Abroad to Avoid Infringing a Method Patent

Infringement of a U.S. patent is fairly straightforward for a company manufacturing in the United States. If it makes, uses, offers to sell or sells…

Tesla
Tesla Wins In Ruling Vs Ex-Employee

In the latest turn in a protracted legal battle, a federal judge dismissed a defamation claim by a former Tesla employee, while allowing the company’s trade secrets case…

Pandemic Underscores Need To Insure Intangible Assets

A recent joint report from Lloyd’s of London and KPMG finds that as much of 85 percent of total business value in many industries now…

“Vishing” Threat To Employees Working At Home

The modus operandi isn’t new, but the goal has evolved and is more insidious. Before the pandemic, vishing (voice phishing) mainly went after a single…

How In-House Counsel Can Protect Trade Secrets

As bring-your-own device policies proliferate and digital storage becomes cheaper and more prevalent, it gets easier to pilfer trade secrets. Whether intentional or unintentional, it…

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