Intellectual Property

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Overview

The Intellectual Property Practice Group’s lawyers offer strategic insights and solutions to companies facing complex intellectual property issues.  We understand that such issues must be considered in the context of larger business needs and interests.  We partner with our clients to develop strategies that effectively and efficiently advance and protect their interests.  We have deep capabilities across all categories of IP litigation and transactional matters, including:

  • Patents
  • Trademark
  • Trade dress
  • False advertising
  • Anti-dilution
  • Counterfeiting
  • Copyright
  • Trade secrets
  • Unfair competition

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s deep bench of trial lawyers with technical backgrounds, advanced degrees and industry experience provides the necessary insight to develop and defend against sophisticated claims in a wide range of industries and complex technologies.

Our litigators are recognized throughout the industry as leaders in prosecuting, defending and trying IP claims in federal and state courts, before administrative bodies including the U.S. International Trade Commission and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as well as before arbitration panels.  The intellectual property group, as well as many Gibson Dunn IP litigators, are recognized by top legal publications.

IAM Patent 2020 recognized Gibson Dunn among the top patent practices nationally and in California, New York, Texas and Washington, D.C.  Managing IP Handbook, 2019 edition, recognized Gibson Dunn among the top International Trade Commission Litigation and Patent Contentious firms in the United States, and the publication recognized the firm with two awards at its Americas Awards 2020, selecting us as the United States Patent Contentious Firm of the Year and recognizing the Gibson Dunn case Rimini Street Inc. et al. v. Oracle USA Inc. as an Impact Case.  Law360 named two Gibson Dunn cases, Rimini Street, and Charles v. Seinfeld et al., among its “Top 10 Copyright Rulings of 2019.”  And World Trademark Review 1000 2020 recognized the firm for Enforcement and Litigation in the Washington, D.C. metro area, noting that, “[s]carcely rivalled when it comes to high-profile, big-ticket, complex litigation of any kind, Gibson Dunn brings the heat in IP infringement cases.”           

Our IP litigators are also an integral part of Gibson Dunn’s Litigation practice that The American Lawyer named its 2020 Litigation Department of the Year, recognized as the “best of the best.”  This unprecedented achievement was the firm’s fourth win in the last six years of the publication’s biennial “Litigation Department of the Year” competitions, and the sixth time in a row the firm has been a finalist.  In addition to trying cases, working with our renowned appellate practice places us at the forefront of IP appellate litigation including multiple representations before the U.S. Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit.

The lawyers of Gibson Dunn’s Intellectual Property Practice Group also provide strategic counselling on all aspects of IP transactions.

Working closely with lawyers from Gibson Dunn’s other transactional practices, we provide critical insight into the complex IP issues that are often the driving factor behind corporate deals powering the modern information economy, including in connection with mergers, acquisitions, financings, strategic alliances, joint ventures and initial public offerings.  Our lawyers have extensive experience drafting and negotiating IP representations, warranties and covenants as well as licensing, cross-licensing and grant-back arrangements.  Members of the group work closely with our clients’ internal business teams to analyze and provide critical thinking and advice with respect to the intellectual property owned or licensed by target companies.  This serves to reveal and address material issues potentially affecting value propositions or other critical drivers of an underlying transaction, including:

  • IP due diligence
  • Licensing in and licensing out of  IP rights
  • Open source licensing reviews
  • Software audits
  • Post-closing assignment filings

Further, working with our Public Policy group, we provide critical guidance in connection with navigating the nuances inherent in legislative advocacy before the U.S. Congress and various state legislatures concerning IP issues.

EXPERIENCE & RECENT REPRESENTATIONS

  • Obtained unanimous Federal Circuit affirmance of summary judgment of non-infringement on behalf of Medtronic, Inc. despite the fact that the Federal Circuit had changed the relevant law while the appeal was pending, a situation in which remand to the district court is ordinarily called for.  Medtronic’s competitor had asserted several patents that, it argued, Medtronic’s software and blood glucose monitors infringed.
  • Preserved on appeal our summary judgment victory in the Northern District of California on behalf of Zynga and Electronic Arts.  Before the Northern District, we secured a dismissal of the case on the pleadings after successfully arguing that a patent asserted by Gametek LLC was directed to non-patentable subject matter under 35 U.S.C. §101 – an abstract idea.  Gametek had asserted that the fundamental “in-game purchase” functionality of certain Zynga and EA social networking games infringed on its patent.  On appeal, the Federal Circuit affirmed the decision of the Northern District.
  • For CLS Bank, we obtained unanimous U.S. Supreme Court affirmance that ended a long-running patent infringement suit.  The Court affirmed an en banc Federal Circuit ruling, obtained by Gibson Dunn upon entering the case, that the claims were patent-ineligible as the patents were drawn to the abstract idea of intermediated settlement.
  • Successfully urged the U.S. Supreme Court, as co-counsel to Nautilus, Inc., to abrogate the Federal Circuit’s standard for determining whether patent claims are too vague to be valid under 35 U.S.C. § 112, ¶ 2.  Gibson Dunn led the briefing for Nautilus.  The Supreme Court unanimously agreed with Nautilus, striking down the Federal Circuit’s test for patent indefiniteness.
  • Secured from the Federal Circuit a reversal of an injunction and contempt sanction against Lawson Software (now Infor) for infringement of a patent directed to e-procurement software.  Prior to Gibson Dunn’s involvement, a jury in the Eastern District of Virginia found infringement of two patents asserted by a competitor and the district court enjoined Lawson’s manufacture, sale and use of the accused software.  The Federal Circuit reversed the verdict in part, but on remand the district court re-issued the injunction and found Lawson in contempt for continuing to sell infringing software – imposing a compensatory fine and further daily fine.  While appeals from the injunction and contempt orders were pending, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office reexamined the sole remaining patent claim in the case and determined it was invalid, a decision the Federal Circuit affirmed.  The Federal Circuit then ruled in Lawson’s favor on the contempt appeal, vacating the district court’s injunction and contempt sanction against Lawson and remanding with instructions to dismiss the case.
  • Secured summary judgment of non-infringement in the Eastern District of Texas of a patent directed toward Wi-Fi calling capabilities of mobile phones sold by our client, a U.S. wireless service provider.  We subsequently defended that determination before the Federal Circuit, which issued a unanimous decision upholding the district court’s ruling.
  • On behalf of Danisco US (now DuPont), won reinstatement by the Federal Circuit of declaratory judgment claims for non-infringement, invalidity and priority of invention of a competitor’s patent.  While an infringement suit against Danisco had not been explicitly threatened as the patent issued the same day as the declaratory judgment action was brought, the Federal Circuit, in a case of first impression, found that declaratory judgment jurisdiction can be established in a patent case based on pre-patent issuance conduct.
  • Successfully represented our clients, AT&T as well as another U.S. wireless service provider and their vendor Roamware, that were sued in the District of Delaware by Roamware’s competitor on two patents directed toward gateways for provisioning roaming wireless calls.  After securing a favorable claim construction ruling on both patents in suit, the parties entered a stipulation of non-infringement to allow the plaintiff to appeal.  We then successfully upheld the victory below on appeal before the Federal Circuit.
  • Following a successful claim construction hearing, secured a stipulation in the District of Delaware that client Cablevision’s cable network did not infringe any of the multiple asserted patents.  We then successfully obtained a unanimous affirmance from the Federal Circuit.
  • Successfully represented client Cablevision, sued for patent infringement as part of a multi-district litigation assigned to the Central District of California.  The plaintiff asserted that Cablevision’s automated attendant, interactive voice response systems, voicemail and pay-per-view systems all infringed one or more of over a dozen asserted patents.  On behalf of Cablevision, we secured summary judgment of invalidity of all of the asserted claims.  After appeal to the Federal Circuit, only a single claim of one patent was remanded for further consideration.  We then secured summary judgment of non-infringement of that sole remaining claim.
  • Secured a complete defense victory after a one-week trial before the International Trade Commission in an investigation brought by Cresta Technology, a former virtual fabrication company, against Sharp on two patents directed toward television tuners.  Cresta sought an exclusion order keeping Sharp from importing nearly $1 billion a year in televisions into the United States.  The Commission reviewed and affirmed the ALJ’s determination in favor of Sharp.
  • Won a complete defense jury verdict for T-Mobile USA, Inc. after a three-week trial in the District of Nebraska in a $100 million patent infringement case. The lawsuit had been brought by Prism Technologies, LLC, an Omaha-based patent licensing entity. But the jury found that none of T-Mobile’s five accused networks infringed any claim of the two asserted patents. This victory was especially significant considering that Prism had already gone to trial in the same court against other U.S. wireless service providers and secured a trial victory against one and a significant settlement against another. Gibson Dunn’s trial team kept the jury focused on the accused T-Mobile networks, and showed that they were non-infringing.
  • Successfully represented a branded pharmaceutical company in defending its patents covering the third best-selling prescription drugs in the United States related to the treatment of diabetes.  Eli Lilly filed New Drug Applications with the FDA, seeking approval to market its own competitive insulin products.  We represented our client in Hatch-Waxman patent infringement lawsuits brought against Eli Lilly in connection with those applications.  On the morning of trial, Eli Lilly consented to, and the court entered, an order enjoining Eli Lilly from selling its proposed product for over a year.  Lilly further agreed to a royalty-bearing license to certain of our client’s patents.
  • After a one-week trial in the Eastern District of Texas, secured a complete jury verdict on behalf of Red Hat and Novell finding the asserted patents invalid and not infringed.  Plaintiff had accused the Linux-based operating systems of our clients of infringement.
  • Won a jury verdict for a U.S. wireless service provider in a patent infringement lawsuit brought by Realtime Data, LLC, a non-practicing entity, in the plaintiff-friendly Eastern District of Texas.  After deliberating for less than two hours, the jury found that the carrier did not infringe any of the 11 patent claims asserted by Realtime, and that all 11 claims were also invalid in light of the prior art.  Gibson Dunn was retained as lead counsel by the carrier only two and a half months before trial, when Realtime was seeking $265 million in damages.  Through successive pre-trial motions, Gibson Dunn was able to reduce the damages claim by the time the case reached the jury.
  • Successfully represented a leading handset provider in patent litigation brought in both the International Trade Commission and district court.  At the ITC, complainant asserted five patents relating to how mobile phones access online content and communicate with Web servers, seeking an exclusion order preventing our client from importing its mobile handsets into the United States.  After Gibson Dunn obtained a favorable claim construction on key claim limitations, plaintiff conceded non-infringement and dropped the investigation.  Plaintiff pursued nearly all of the same patents in the District of Delaware.  After Gibson Dunn persuaded the court to adopt the ITC’s prior construction, plaintiff dismissed the litigation
  • Successfully defended a patent suit filed in the District of Nevada in which plaintiff alleged infringement of hundreds of claims across 10 patents directed toward a variety of mobile technologies, including speech recognition software, location-finding services, provisioning mobile devices, and encrypting communication channels.  After successfully transferring the case to the Northern District of California and limiting plaintiff to eight claims across four asserted patents, we obtained summary judgment of non-infringement on three of the four patents, and summary judgment of no indirect infringement on the fourth patent.  Plaintiff conceded that any remaining potential damages were de minimis and stipulated to a judgment of non-infringement in favor of our client of all patents.
  • Successfully served as lead counsel for St. Jude Medical, Inc. in patent litigation filed by a non-practicing entity in the Southern District of Florida, securing final dismissal with prejudice.  Plaintiff alleged that various implantable medical devices and wireless communication stations infringed a patent related to certain wireless telecommunication technology.  Shortly after suit was filed, Gibson Dunn created new law in winning dismissal under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act because plaintiff had improperly joined St. Jude with one of its primary competitors.  Successive victories in new proceedings included obtaining a claim construction ruling holding multiple asserted claims invalid for indefiniteness; a Daubert ruling striking plaintiff’s damages expert report that sought $798 million; and a USPTO ruling in inter partes review proceedings finding all remaining asserted claims unpatentable, which the Federal Circuit affirmed.  Gibson Dunn then defeated plaintiff’s attempt to amend its complaint in the district court to assert new claims.
  • Successfully represented client Indeed, sued in the District of Kansas for patent infringement of two patents.  Gibson Dunn convinced the Patent Trial and Appeal Board to institute covered business method reviews of all asserted claims from both patents in suit.  In response, plaintiff voluntary dismissed the lawsuit, resulting in a complete victory for Indeed.
  • Secured a victory in the Federal Circuit on behalf of the University of Southern California (USC) affirming a decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board to refuse registration of the “SC” trademark to the University of South Carolina.
  • Obtained a complete victory for client CytoSport in complex trademark and false advertising litigation in the Central District of California.  After CytoSport obtained a preliminary injunction enjoining sales of a competitive product on trademark and trade dress grounds, Gibson Dunn secured dismissal of the defendant’s counterclaims seeking to invalidate CytoSport’s “Muscle Milk” trademark.  We later obtained a consent order converting the preliminary injunction into a permanent injunction that required the competitor to withdraw pending trademark applications and administrative challenges to the “Muscle Milk” trademark.
  • Represented Gucci America in the Southern District of New York, securing a verdict that credit card processing companies may be held liable for contributory trademark infringement.
  • Secured a victory in the Southern District of New York on behalf of Tiffany against multiple defendants on claims of trademark infringement and counterfeiting.
  • Successfully represented Gucci America, Inc., Balenciaga, S.A. and Balenciaga America, Inc. in an action for trademark infringement and counterfeiting in the Southern District of New York, obtaining an ex parte prejudgment asset freeze and, later, a default judgment.
  • Obtained a series of temporary restraining orders and final judgments for Gucci, Chloé SAS, and Alfred Dunhill Ltd. in trademark infringement actions against operators of websites that sold counterfeit goods, requiring payments of $11.5 million and injunctive relief.  As part of efforts to collect that judgment, Gibson Dunn obtained an order compelling the defendant/counterfeiter’s non-party foreign bank to comply with a document subpoena and an asset freeze injunction.
  • Represented CNS Vital Signs, one of the leading sellers of neurocognitive testing software, in a case brought by its chief rival in the Western District of Pennsylvania, alleging that CNS’s concussion tests and their marketing infringed its competitor’s trademarks and copyrights and otherwise constituted unfair and deceptive trade practices.  The Magistrate Judge recommended CNS’s motion to dismiss be granted but that the competitor be given leave to replead.  Gibson Dunn briefed objections and advocated for dismissal with prejudice, which the district court’s chief judge subsequently granted. ​
  • Obtained an appellate victory in the Federal Circuit on behalf of Allergan.  The court reversed and remanded a district court order that had dismissed Allergan’s claim against several competitors under California’s Unfair Competition Law relating to the eyelash-treatment product Latisse.  Allergan owned the patents related to the product and alleged that the defendants were manufacturing, marketing and selling infringing products.  Allergan also claimed the defendants were selling these products without registering them with state and federal regulators, actionable under the Unfair Competition Law.  Allergan sought an injunction against the defendants’ sale of the products, as well as restitution.  The Federal Circuit reversed the district court on the grounds that the Unfair Competition Law did not condition a plaintiff’s right to an injunction on its ability to obtain restitution.
  • Hired only weeks before trial to defend trade secret claims, Gibson Dunn secured a complete win in the Eastern District of Virginia on behalf of Advanced Nutrients.  We were able to convince the court that the plaintiff had not produced sufficient evidence to establish that the claimed trade secret formula of microbial bacterial was actually a trade secret.  We subsequently defended that win before the Fourth Circuit, which affirmed the grant of summary judgment.
  • Secured an important victory for LiveJournal in a copyright infringement suit brought by a celebrity photography agency.  The case arose when several dozen celebrity photographs were posted by users of the LiveJournal community, Oh No They Didn’t! (ONTD!).  The Central District of California granted summary judgment in favor of LiveJournal that service providers who provide an online platform for users are entitled to protection under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s safe harbor provision.
  • Secured a confidential settlement for Nike Inc. resolving its case against three former top Nike footwear designers in the Oregon Circuit Court less than six months after winning a TRO and a preliminary injunction preventing the designers from (1) disclosing misappropriated trade secrets, (2) working for any Nike competitor, and (3) publicly associating themselves with a Nike competitor on social media.  ​

Gibson Dunn has extensive experience in all types of transactions involving intellectual property, including:

  • Negotiation of IP transfer and licensing provisions
  • IP representations and warranties and due diligence as part of M&A transactions, IPOs, and investment and financing transactions
  • Purchase and sale of IP assets including domain names, trademarks, copyrights and patents
  • Acquisition of IP assets in bankruptcy proceedings
  • Licensing in and licensing out of intellectual property both within and without litigation

The Intellectual Property group has guided and counseled our clients through:

  • Development and implementation of patent acquisition programs
  • Formation of and participation in patent pools and research consortiums
  • Protection of IP assets
  • Evaluation of membership in patent defense funds and groups to purchase patent assets
  • Evaluation of potential declarations of IP rights to standards-setting organizations
  • The offsetting of risk through the sale of portions of potential collections pending appeal of patent damages awards
  • Software audits from the Software and Information Industry Alliance (SIIA) and the Business Software Alliance (BSA), as well as from individual software providers

This experience is across a wide range of technologies and industries including:

  • Software
  • Telecommunications
  • Internet and e-commerce
  • Semiconductors
  • Biopharma
  • Retail
  • Entertainment
  • Medical devices
  • Universities
  • Banking

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

13 Gibson Dunn Partners Named Lawyers of the Year

-August 20, 2020

Don’t Count On PREP Act To Defend Pandemic IP Infringement

-July 2, 2020

Supreme Court Holds That Adding “.com” To A Generic Term Can Create A Protectable Trademark

-June 30, 2020

Update on Intellectual Property-Related Issues in the Response to COVID-19

-June 26, 2020

Gibson Dunn Recognized in IAM Patent 2020

-June 17, 2020

Update on Intellectual Property-Related Issues in the Response to COVID-19

-June 12, 2020

Update on Intellectual Property-Related Issues in the Response to COVID-19

-May 28, 2020

U.S. Copyright Office Releases Report on Recommended Changes to Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)

-May 22, 2020

Update on Intellectual Property-Related Issues in the Response to COVID-19

-May 13, 2020

Supreme Court Holds That Copyright Protection Does Not Extend To Annotations Accompanying Statutory Text

-May 7, 2020

Federal Circuit Update (May 2020)

-May 7, 2020

Update on Intellectual Property-Related Issues in the Responses to COVID-19

-April 28, 2020

Supreme Court Holds That Courts Can Order Trademark Infringers To Disgorge Profits Without Proof Of Willful Infringement

-April 24, 2020

Supreme Court Holds That PTAB’s Timeliness Decisions For Instituting Inter Partes Review Are Not Judicially Reviewable

-April 21, 2020

Recent Trends Involving Intellectual Property Rights in the Responses to COVID-19

-April 14, 2020

Some Protection from Patent Infringement Suits Is Available to Those Who Make and Provide Personal Protective Equipment and Ventilators in Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

-April 9, 2020

Gibson Dunn Wins Two Awards in Managing IP Americas Awards 2020

-March 26, 2020

Jason Lo Named 2020 Top Intellectual Property Lawyer

-March 18, 2020

Gibson Dunn Earns 155 Rankings from Chambers Global 2020

-March 5, 2020

Gibson Dunn and Howard Hogan Named to World Trademark Review 1000 2020 edition for Enforcement and Litigation

-February 13, 2020

European Court of Justice Adopts Strict Standard for Reverse Payment Settlements

-January 31, 2020

2019 Year-End German Law Update

-January 10, 2020

Two Gibson Dunn Cases Named Among the Top 10 Copyright Rulings of 2019

-December 23, 2019

2018/2019 Federal Circuit Year in Review

-December 19, 2019

California Legislation Increases Antitrust Scrutiny of Patent Settlements between Branded and Generic Pharmaceutical Manufacturers

-December 12, 2019

Supreme Court Holds That The PTO’s Recovery Of “Expenses” Under The Patent Act Does Not Include Attorney’s Fees

-December 12, 2019

Appointment of Administrative Patent Judges Held Unconstitutional

-November 5, 2019

Federal Circuit Update (November 2019)

-November 4, 2019

USPTO Requests Public Comments on Patenting Artificial Intelligence Inventions

-August 29, 2019

12 Gibson Dunn Partners Named Lawyers of the Year

-August 19, 2019

Gibson Dunn Lawyers Recognized in the Best Lawyers in America® 2020

-August 15, 2019

Federal Circuit Update (August 2019)

-August 14, 2019

Best Lawyers in France 2020 Recognizes 16 Gibson Dunn Attorneys

-July 1, 2019

Supreme Court Holds That A Federal Ban on “Immoral or Scandalous” Trademarks Violates the First Amendment

-June 24, 2019

Supreme Court Rules That Trademark Licensee Retains License Rights Following Rejection in Bankruptcy

-May 28, 2019

Gibson Dunn Recognized in 2019 Managing IP Handbook

-May 21, 2019

Federal Circuit Update (May 2019)

-May 13, 2019

Wayne Barsky Named a Top Intellectual Property Lawyer of 2019

-April 17, 2019

Supreme Court Holds Recovery Of “Full Costs” Under Copyright Act Is Limited To Those Costs Enumerated In The General Costs Statute

-March 5, 2019

Supreme Court Holds That Copyright Owners May Not Sue For Infringement Until Copyright Office Processes Registration

-March 4, 2019

Media, Entertainment and Technology Group Outlook and Review – 2019

-February 21, 2019

WTR1000 Recognizes Gibson Dunn’s Trademark Work

-February 7, 2019

Federal Circuit Update (January 2019)

-February 1, 2019

Peter Alexiadis Recognized in Who’s Who Legal Data

-January 28, 2019

Supreme Court Holds That Confidential Licensing Agreements Can Trigger The America Invents Act’s “On-Sale” Bar

-January 22, 2019

Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems Legal Update (4Q18)

-January 22, 2019

2018 Trade Secrets Litigation Roundup

-January 17, 2019

The Impact of the New USPTO Eligibility Guidelines on Artificial Intelligence-related Inventions

-January 11, 2019

2018 Year-End German Law Update

-January 11, 2019

Federal Circuit Update (December 2018)

-December 4, 2018

2017/2018 Federal Circuit Year in Review

-November 26, 2018

U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Awards Gibson Dunn 132 Top-Tier Rankings

-November 2, 2018

SEC Warns Public Companies on Cyber-Fraud Controls

-October 18, 2018

Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems Legal Update (3Q18)

-October 10, 2018

Federal Circuit Update (October 2018)

-October 1, 2018

Gibson Dunn Win Recognized at LMG Life Sciences Awards

-September 13, 2018

Media, Entertainment and Technology Group – 2018 Mid-Year Update

-August 8, 2018

Who’s Who Legal Recognizes Nine Gibson Dunn Partners

-August 1, 2018

Federal Circuit Update (July 2018)

-July 31, 2018

Gibson Dunn Recognized in 2018 Managing IP Handbook

-July 2, 2018

Supreme Court Says That Patent Holders May Recover Lost Foreign Profits Resulting From Patent Infringement In The United States

-June 22, 2018

Jane Love Recognized by LMG Americas Women in Business

-June 8, 2018

Federal Circuit Update (May 2018)

-May 30, 2018

Gibson Dunn Receives Chambers USA Excellence Award

-May 25, 2018

Supreme Court Clarifies That Inter Partes Review Must Decide All Challenged Claims

-April 24, 2018

Supreme Court Upholds PTO Inter Partes Review of Patent Validity

-April 24, 2018

Federal Circuit Update (March 2018)

-March 29, 2018

D.C. Circuit Applies U.S. Copyright Law to Video Content Streamed from Abroad

-March 9, 2018

Exmark v. Briggs: Role of Claim Language in Damages Apportionment

-February 2, 2018

Alert – Federal Circuit Update (January 2018)

-January 31, 2018

TC Heartland and Hatch-Waxman: Square Peg in a Round Hole

-January 30, 2018

2017 Trade Secrets Litigation Round-Up

-January 19, 2018

In re Cray Inc.: The Federal Circuit’s Antidote to Patent-Venue Forum Shopping

-December 8, 2017

Federal Circuit Update (November 2017)

-November 30, 2017

2016/2017 Federal Circuit Year in Review

-November 2, 2017

Clarity at Long Last: Post-Verdict Compensatory Patent Infringement Damages

-September 15, 2017

Accelerating Progress Toward a Long-Awaited Federal Regulatory Framework for Autonomous Vehicles in the United States

-September 14, 2017

When AI Creates IP: Inventorship Issues To Consider

-August 10, 2017

The Continued Relevance of the Intellectual Property Umbrella

-August 8, 2017

Federal Circuit Update (July 2017)

-July 31, 2017

Media, Entertainment and Technology Group – 2017 Mid-Year Update

-July 19, 2017

Patent Assignments and Licenses: The Grant Clause and Related Patents

-July 14, 2017

Rejecting Laissez-Faire Approach To Patent Damages Experts

-July 6, 2017

Giving Offense is a Viewpoint

-June 23, 2017

Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban on Registration of Disparaging Trademarks on First Amendment Grounds

-June 21, 2017

Update on Discovery of Patent Prosecution Communications

-June 20, 2017

TC Heartland—A Renewed Opportunity to Challenge Venue in Patent Infringement Cases

-June 15, 2017

Federal Circuit Update (May 2017)

-May 24, 2017

High Court Laches Rulings Likely Won’t Affect TM Cases

-May 22, 2017

Supreme Court Establishes National Test to Determine When an Artistic Element of a Useful Item Is Protectable Under the Copyright Act

-March 31, 2017

Federal Circuit Update (March 2017)

-March 28, 2017

Supreme Court Rules That Supplying a Single Component of a Patented Invention Does Not Violate 35 U.S.C. Section 271(f)(1)

-March 22, 2017

Where Does Judge Gorsuch Fall on IP?

-February 13, 2017

Fair-Use Implications of Using the Logos of Others

-February 1, 2017

2016 Trade Secrets Litigation Round-Up

-January 27, 2017

Federal Circuit Update (January 2017)

-January 26, 2017

Where Will The Cards Fall When Trump Reshuffles The Deck on IP Policy?

-January 20, 2017

Offensive Trademark Arguments at High Court

-January 18, 2017

2016 Year-End German Law Update

-January 13, 2017

Supreme Court to Review Federal Circuit’s Decisions in Heartland and Lexmark

-January 3, 2017