Intellectual Property

 
 
  • Aldi Sues Upstart Grocery Chain Over Trade Secrets

    Aldi, a rapidly growing national retail grocery chain, has filed a trade secret lawsuit against a competitor that is trying to make inroads with a similar modus operandi. Competitor Lidl is a new-comer to the U.S, with...

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  • Who Owns Photos Of Dead Slaves?

    They are stark historical images, but they are also long-lost family photos that depict the ancestors of some people who are alive today. Tamara Lanier says she is one of them, specifically that she is a descendant...

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  • DOJ Withdraws Assent to Key IP Policy

    In a December 2018 speech before the Berkeley-Stanford Advanced Patent Law Institute, Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim, head of the DOJ’s Antitrust Division, announced that the DOJ has withdrawn its assent to the 2013 Policy Statement on...

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  • Protecting Software in the Face of an Ever-Changing Workforce

    What can organizations do to prevent proprietary software from going AWOL and unwanted outside technology from walking through the door uninvited? To counter these risks, reevaluate and update existing employment agreements and trade secret policies, develop a...

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  • Trademark Lunacy, Acronym Fever, Over Big Mac Brand

    Hmm Daily notes that the Operations Department of the Cancellation Division of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) issued a ruling that, under the European Union Trade Mark Delegated Regulation (EUTMDR), it was canceling the registration...

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  • Four Years After Alice, Software Patents Making a Comeback

    Since being sworn in as the new director of the USPTO in February, Andrei Iancu has led the charge to improve predictability of patent-eligible subject matter. In addition to guiding United States patent examiners, Iancu has also...

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  • Software Patents Still Valuable After Alice: A Case Study

    The Supreme Court’s Alice decision in 2014 raised the bar for patent eligibility, with a two-part test that led many software patents to be declared ineligible. Some companies overreacted, writes Banner & Witcoff attorney Aseet Patel in...

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  • Protecting Your Company’s Domain Name

    Other companies cannot use your company’s domain name, but they may attempt to use something similar. This Today’s General Counsel article explains the potential problems – specifically cybersquatting and the related practice of “typosquatting” – why it’s...

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  • Protecting Your Company’s Domain Name

    Nearly all successful businesses maintain an online presence, often incorporating the company’s trademark into the domain name. It is highly advisable to monitor the use of your trademark on the Internet. Other entities may seek to use...

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  • Design Patents Overlooked in Many IP Portfolios

    Many consumer products companies have long taken advantage of the protection afforded through design patents. Companies in other areas — heavy industry, electronics and, most notably, medical devices — have been slower to recognize these valuable assets....

    • Posted 7 months ago
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