Intellectual Property and Technology News — issue 21, Q1 2014
By Thomas Zutic
In IPT News this year, we will continue featuring our popular Supreme Court Corner, providing analysis and updates on pending Supreme Court cases, several of which may have important implications for IPT. In this issue, we discuss a pending copyright case that could significantly affect the doctrine of laches, not only with respect to copyright cases but also possibly in connection with all types of intellectual property (IP) cases.
Also in this issue, we highlight the top franchise cases of the past year, discuss the emergence of South Florida as a growing jurisdiction for patent infringement cases and bring you a report on DLA Piper’s successful Global Patent Symposium recently held in Tokyo.
Our spotlight piece examines the new inter partes review (IPR) procedure, an opportunity for parties to challenge the validity of issued patents at the US Patent and Trademark Office. Early indications suggest that the procedure could become a significant weapon for those seeking to invalidate a patent…
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News from DLA Piper
News from The Lawyer
Briefings from DLA Piper
The High Court of Australia has held that the termination of an employee for holding up a ‘scab’ sign while engaging in lawful industrial activity did not breach the Fair Work Act.
Pensions News — September 2014: budget reforms; legislation; public service pension schemes; and more
This edition of Pensions News summarises the key developments from September 2014.
Analysis from The Lawyer
Regulators are ramping up the pressure in the aftermath of recession, leaving firms to compete for compliance and restructuring work
Shearman & Sterling is making its presence felt in the City, squaring up to magic circle firms and looking to muscle in on key relationships. Private equity house Bridgepoint is one outfit that has had its head turned by the US firm.