Intellectual Property

 
 
  • New IP Protection for Fashion Industry

    Fashion brands in the United States have no specialized laws to protect their designs and innovations. They must rely upon existing intellectual property laws to protect what they create. They have increasingly relied upon design patents and...

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  • Provisional Patent Rights – An Underutilized Protection

    Historically, there was almost nothing that could be done if a competitor copied your idea while a patent application is pending. Under a 1999 revision to the patent laws, however, a patent applicant can seek a reasonable...

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  • Proposed Law A Game-Changer For IoT Security

    Taking a backdoor approach to a looming cybersecurity problem, legislation proposed by a bipartisan group of senators would impose significant obligations on government contractors who supply an “internet-connected device.” An analysis of the Internet of Things (IoT)...

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  • Negotiating Tech Contracts with a Large Customer

    Getting the chance to contract with a large global company can be a huge opportunity for a small technology company, but it comes with potential pitfalls. Large companies “tend to dictate much more customer-favorable terms and are...

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  • Uber, Engineer Levandowski, Lose Privilege Bid In Trade Secrets Case

    Uber and Anthony Levandowski have lost their bid to retain privilege on a due diligence report that could shed light on trade secret theft allegations that have been leveled against them by autonomous vehicle company Waymo. Levandowski...

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  • Five Techniques To Stop An IPR Before It Starts

    It is likely that at some point virtually any company that hold patents will be served with an Inter partes review petition challenging the validity of one or more of them. The full proceeding consists of two...

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  • Securing Company Info Against Disloyal Employees

    What can a company do when it gets word that an employee is angling for a new job and might be about to depart with proprietary information? It’s a difficult situation, although not as difficult as when...

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  • Claims Narrow In Waymo v. Uber Litigation

    Waymo, the self-driving technology arm of Google parent Alphabet, has dropped three of the four patent claims it made against Uber. U.S. District Judge William Alsup is pressing both parties to simplify the scope of the case,...

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  • Major Questions That The DTSA Brings

    Technological developments have made it easier for employees to download confidential information, including trade secrets, for uses both legitimate and illegitimate. Last year Congress passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act, which elevated trade secret misappropriation matters from...

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  • Top Urban Legends About Intellectual Property

    There is a lot of common knowledge about intellectual property, but most of it...

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