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…

Click on the link below to read the rest of the DLA Piper briefing.

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