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Are You A Money Transmitter In Michigan? In California?
The payments and money transmission regulatory landscape continues to evolve. A key new development is that Michigan has affirmed by legislation that "agent of a payee" ...
United States
9 Jan 2019
Latest News On The ITC's 100-Day Early Disposition Program
In a recent ruling, the Commission made clear that public interest issues are not suitable for resolution through the ITC's 100-day Early Disposition Pilot Program.
United States
14 Nov 2016
Copyright: Europe Explores Its Boundaries - 2016
Copyright reform is a key part of the European Union's package of measures designed to create a Digital Single Market (DSM) in the EU.
European Union
17 Oct 2016
The Internet Of Things: Interoperability, Industry Standards & Related IP Licensing Approaches (Part 2)
In an article published here in January we addressed some of the more significant Internet of Things (IoT) -specific standards and initiatives and emphasized the importance of interoperability...
United States
19 Apr 2016
The Internet Of Things: Evaluating The Interplay Of Interoperability, Industry Standards, And Related IP Licensing Approaches (Part 2)
The Intellectual Property Policy adopted by the OCF shows a high level of attention to detail, thoroughness and nuance.
United States
18 Apr 2016
Travelling With Your Online Account In Europe
Last year, we reported on the Commission's strategy to establish a " Digital Single Market" in the EU.
European Union
1 Mar 2016
The Internet Of Things: Evaluating The Interplay Of Interoperability, Industry Standards And Related IP Licensing Approaches
The financial impact of the Internet of Things on the global economy will be significantly affected by interoperability.
United States
2 Feb 2016
Creative Commons Works: Free To License, But Not Necessarily Free To Use
Each of the Creative Commons license variations permits use of a copyrighted work without paying a licensing or royalty fee, provided that the licensee complies with certain conditions.
United States
14 Dec 2015
Mobile App Legal Terms & Conditions: Six Key Considerations
For corporations, the mobile app is today's website. Back in the late 1990s, no self-respecting company, no matter how stodgy and old-fashioned, wanted to be without a website.
United States
22 Jul 2015
Qualcomm Agrees To $975 Million Fine And Conduct Remedies To Resolve Chinese Standard Essential Patent Licensing Investigation
The assertion of standard essential patents (SEPs) by patent-holders has raised patent, contract, and competition issues in jurisdictions around the world.
24 Feb 2015
It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, FRAND World
When an invention claimed in a patent is essential to complying with a technical operating standard, it is considered a Standard Essential Patent, or SEP.
United States
29 Jan 2015
IP Quarterly - Summer 2014
In the Summer issue, we discuss the Supreme Court’s latest patent decisions, the ITC’s domestic industry requirement, and the implied license defense in copyright law.
United States
21 Jul 2014
Technology Transfer Agreements And EU Antitrust Law
The European Commission has adopted new rules on the application of the EU’s antitrust regime to technology transfer agreements.
European Union
8 Apr 2014
Changes To FTC Premerger Rules Expand HSR Notification Requirements For Pharmaceutical Patent License Transactions
Yesterday, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") issued its final rule (the "New Rule") to the Hart-Scott-Rodino ("HSR") Act Premerger Notification Regulations to clarify and expand the coverage of the HSR Act to patent license and collaboration agreements in the pharmaceuticals industry where the licensee acquires "all commercially significant rights" to the pharmaceutical patents.
United States
14 Nov 2013
Sunbeam Products: Trademark Licensees Victorious In Seventh Circuit's Bankruptcy Ruling
Trademark licensees can continue using licensed trademarks after their licenses are rejected in bankruptcy, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled on July 9, 2012, in Sunbeam Products, Inc. v. Chicago American Manufacturing, LLC. The court’s ruling repudiates a frequently criticized, but widely cited, 1985 decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Lubrizol Enterprises, Inc. v. Richmond Metal Finishers, Inc.
United States
31 Jul 2012
Imation v. Philips: Federal Circuit Holds That Patent License Extends to Subsidiaries Acquired After Expiration of License Agreement
The Federal Circuit held in Imation Corp. v. Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.1 that Imation’s rights under a cross-license agreement with Philips extend to two subsidiaries that Imation acquired after the termination of the agreement.
United States
17 Jun 2010
American Needle: Supreme Court Finds the NFL's Intellectual Property Licensing to Involve "Concerted Action" Subject to the Antitrust Laws
In American Needle, Inc. v. National Football League, the Supreme Court held that that the NFL’s conduct relating to the licensing of the teams’ trademarks and other intellectual property constitutes concerted action of the sort that is within the scope of Section 1 of the Sherman Act rather than unilateral conduct to which Section 1 would not apply
United States
17 Jun 2010
Inequitable Conduct Pitfalls – Special Considerations For Reexaminations And Complex Family Prosecutions
Patent prosecutors, beware: The latest decision from the Federal Circuit on the materiality prong of inequitable conduct, Larson v. Aluminart, makes it clear that office actions from related, copending applications can be material to prosecution.
United States
1 Apr 2009
JFTC Issued Microsoft Ruling On Its NAP Clause Practice
On September 16, 2008, Japan Fair Trade Commission (the "JFTC") issued a ruling against Microsoft Corporation ("MS") regarding its use of a so-called "NAP" clause in its software licenses.
United States
29 Dec 2008
FTC Invokes Novel Theories In Standard-Setting Case
On January 23, 2008, the Federal Trade Commission announced it had entered into a consent decree with Negotiated Data Solutions LLC (“N-Data”) to settle a complaint against the company for repudiating a prior commitment to license users of its computer communications technology.
United States
28 Jan 2008
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