Intellectual Property

 
 
  • China Stole This U.S. Company’s IP The Old-Fashioned Way

    The Chinese wind turbine company Sinovel managed to come up with some software that had been developed by a U.S.-based company with which Sinovel had been working for years. Sinovel made the turbines, and the U.S. company...

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  • Some PTAB Procedural Decisions Can Be Appealed

    In January 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued its en banc decision in Wi-Fi One, LLC v. Broadcom Corp., holding that Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) time-bar determinations (the one-year...

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  • Does Your Boss Own Your Brain?

    Today, many employment agreements, particularly in the tech industry, include a clause assigning to an employer all discoveries, improvements, ideas, processes, developments, designs, know-how and formulae the employee develops while working for the employer, whether or not...

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  • Domestic “AK-47,” Made In FLA, Evades Sanctions

    The best-known product of Kalishnikov, one of the strongest brands in the world, is the iconic AK-47 automatic rifle, widely recognized by its curved magazine and admired for its reliability and forgiveness under harsh conditions. The Kalishnikov...

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  • Best Practices For Protecting Trade Secrets

    The threat of losing confidential information through targeted cyber-attacks by outsiders is real, but the more likely culprits are a company’s own employees. To protect proprietary data, it’s crucial to foster a culture of confidentiality in the...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • The Annual Super Bowl Trademark Party

    The NFL has its IP wrapped up tight and it doesn’t suffer meddlers lightly, although it’s loosened up a bit from 2007 when it went after a church that advertised a “Super Bowl” party where it planned...

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  • Claiming “Right to Repair,” Farmers Hack Their John Deere Tractors

    Big farm equipment now runs run on embedded software which the manufacturer owns and only the dealership has the equipment to diagnose and fix. Faced with daunting economics, not to mention an affront to their self-reliance, some...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • New EU Data Protection Will Conflict With IP Rights

    The Pending EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will directly impact many U.S. companies, and for IP practitioners in particular it will...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • U.S. Army Trademark Battle With Vegas Pro Hockey Team

    The inaugural season of the Vegas Golden Knights has been a spectacular success, with the team currently ahead in the the NHL Western Conference. But an intellectual property dispute could cause some problems for the team, and...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • NY Landlord, Sued For Destroying Graffiti, Awaits Judge’s Ruling

    A case that began in 2013 with a lawsuit filed by 17 graffiti artists is still winding its way through federal court in New York, with the plaintiffs hoping to get unspecified damages and a declaration that...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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