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Abbott Wins $26M Against Retailer In Test Strips TM Row
A New York federal judge has ordered a gray-market diabetes test strip seller to cough up almost $26.5 million to Abbott Laboratories over allegations of [...]
IP Litigator Rejoins McKool Smith From Caldwell Cassady
A veteran patent litigator has returned "home" to McKool Smith, where he spent more than 20 years building his practice before departing for Caldwell Cassady & [...]
Fed. Circ. Still Won't Stop Del. Judge's Funding Probes
The Federal Circuit on Wednesday rejected more attempts to override a requirement by Delaware's chief judge for patent owners to disclose all funding and ownership [...]
Preparing For Congress' Oversight Of Chinese Trade In 2023
Attorneys at WilmerHale discuss China-related priorities for the new Congress, including likely areas of focus for the new select committee on strategic competition between the [...]
RALIA Is Economic Suicide: A Reply to the Critics
Paul Morinville, Founder of US Inventor, recently published a response to my column criticizing RALIA, a bill in Congress that would abolish the Patent Trial [...]
Knobbe Martens Promotes 6 To Partner
Intellectual property law firm Knobbe Martens has elected six of its attorneys to partner, effective Jan. 1. [...]
Tenn. And Wash. Join FTC's Generic Pesticide Blocking Suit
Tennessee and Washington have joined the Federal Trade Commission's suit accusing major pesticide manufacturers Syngenta AG and Corteva Inc. of paying distributors to block competitors [...]
The Campaign Against Pharma Companies Creates New Level of Uncertainty for all Patent Attorneys Re: Duty of Disclosure and Inquiry
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a Notice on the “Duties of Disclosure and Reasonable Inquiry During Examination, Reexamination, and Reissue, and [...]
Solicitor General, Others Weigh In On Lanham Act's Reach
The solicitor general's office took no sides when it told the U.S. Supreme Court to throw out a $113 million verdict in a case that [...]
Ex-GE Engineer Gets 2 Years For China-Linked Espionage Plot
A New York federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a former General Electric Co. engineer to two years in prison following his conviction over an alleged [...]
Amgen Gets Broad Support In High Court Patent Fight
Massive drug companies, early-stage startups and a wide range of intellectual property groups were among many parties Tuesday urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hold [...]
Apple Atty Says She Was Fired For Reporting Death Threats
A former director of patent litigation at Apple says she was fired months after publicly complaining about a "gun-toting colleague" at the company who allegedly abused [...]
Clothier Thom Browne Ripped Off Adidas' Stripes, Jury Told
An attorney for Adidas on Tuesday told a Manhattan federal jury of how fashion house Thom Browne Inc. allegedly exploited the footwear giant's iconic three-stripe [...]
Canadian Gov't Cherry Patent Invalid, US Judge Rules
A Washington federal judge has invalidated the Canadian government's U.S. patent on a type of cherry variety, finding the product was on the market for [...]
Fed. Circ. Shields Alaska Airlines Source Code In Patent Row
A split Federal Circuit panel has dismissed Modern Font Applications LLC's appeal of a Utah judge's decision that the company's in-house counsel cannot access Alaska [...]
Fed. Circ. Won't Bar Generic Sleep Meds Amid Vanda Appeal
The Federal Circuit has rebuffed Vanda Pharmaceuticals' bid to block generic sleep drugs planned by rivals Teva and Apotex while Vanda appeals a district judge's [...]
Catching Up With Delaware's Chancery Court
Chestnuts, cranberries and holiday presents weren't the only things bursting open last week, as a number of new Delaware Chancery Court suits popped up between [...]
In Plastipak Decision, CAFC Fails to Resolve Precedential Inconsistency in Inventorship Determination
In Plastipak Packaging Inc. v. Premium Waters Inc., Appeal No. 2021-2244, decided December 19, 2022, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit’s (CAFC’s) [...]
Defendant In OnlyFans Consulting Case Duped By Fake Atty
The parties in a dispute over competing consulting firms for OnlyFans models told a federal court Tuesday that one of the defendants had been duped [...]
Fed. Circ. Backs Decision Clearing Pfizer On Heart Drug IP
The Federal Circuit has shot down Gilead Sciences' and Astellas' argument that they were wrongly barred from responding to amendments Pfizer's Hospira Inc. unit made [...]
VLSI Drops $4B Intel Patent Suit Amid Del. Ownership Row
VLSI Technology LLC has agreed to dismiss a patent suit against Intel in which Intel said VLSI was seeking over $4 billion in damages, after [...]
Vape Maker Seeks Win In Suit Over Tainted Knockoff Products
The owner of the "Big Chief" trademark is asking a Los Angeles County court to give him a win in a suit alleging his former [...]
Mallinckrodt Tries To Stop Another Oxide Rival
Pharmaceutical company Mallinckrodt is going to court to try to stop a French industrial gas company from marketing nitric oxide that would compete with the [...]
Durie Tangri Co-Founder Joins Boutique Prior To MoFo Merger
Litigation boutique Lex Lumina PLLC has brought on one of Durie Tangri LLP's co-founder, who has more than 30 years of litigation experience, shortly before [...]
EVENT   |   14th October, 2017

Gold Coast Women – A Day at the Races “Caulfield Guineas Day”

A great day at the races with GC Women in Law and Financial Professionals at the Caulfield Guineas day held in The Dome, at the Gold Coast Turf Club. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud […]

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Key Terms for an Intellectual Property Licensing Agreement

Successful technology licensing occurs only when the negotiator understands thoroughly the benefits that are available to both parties…the goal is to find a good balance of value so that the licence is a “win-win” transaction.  World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), 2015. What does “licensing” mean? A licensing agreement is a partnership between the owner of […]

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Drone Laws Australia 2017 – What Drone Operators Need to Know

Fun Fact: Did you know that Australia was the first country in the world to implement regulations for drone operation? The term “drone” was coined in reference to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) which were used as training tools for anti-aircraft crews in 1930s. When we hear the word ‘drone’ in 2017, no longer do we […]

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What you need in a Social Media Policy

Social media is spreading lightning fast around the globe as more people and businesses seek to connect online through various social media platforms. Business is increasingly recognising that social media offers more opportunities to connect to new customers and markets. Aside from gaining new clients and developing a loyal customer base, the downside of not […]

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Online Competition Laws and Boosting your Social Media Presence

When operating your business or promoting your brand online, there are many tips and tricks you can use to boost your following, interaction and traffic. Effective use of these techniques can be the driving force behind growing your customer base and taking your business social media profile to the next level! One technique proven to […]

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What’s The Difference between a Word and a Logo Trade Mark?

Word Trade Mark Before you apply for a trade mark, there are many issues you need to consider including whether the trade mark is available. You may be wondering whether someone has already registered the same or similar trade mark, or whether the trade mark itself is registrable. Whatever it may be, you are already […]

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Protecting an Unregistered Trade Mark and Passing Off

Trade marks need not be registered in Australia. Trade mark rights can be established either by use or by registration. At common law, a person who uses a trade mark first may acquire ownership in it because of the goodwill or reputation attached to it. At common law, therefore, a person who uses a trade […]

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Trade Mark Attorneys Gold Coast and Sydney

We specialise in protecting your business against the risk of intellectual property theft or accusations of infringement. Wherever you are in the world, we can help you: • protect your ideas, designs, products and brand identities • secure and commercialise your IP (trade marks, copyright, designs & patents) and internet law • negotiate and draft […]

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How to become an Intellectual Property Lawyer

Intellectual Property law is now considered a “hot” practice group because of the speed at which the Internet and technology is advancing in the Information Age. In recent years, there has been much publicity about the unlawful copying and distribution of intellectual property on the Internet. It is very important for online businesses to protect […]

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W3IP Law attend YP Gold Coast with Danny Maher

Danny, who has been named Australian CEO of the Year and sits at the helm of a booming business that services more than 115,000 organisations worldwide, is a champion for the Gold Coast’s evolution into an IT hub. Gold Coaster Danny Maher is at the forefront of one of the fastest growing business software companies […]

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