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American Axle v. Neapco

Introduction On July 31, 2020, in American Axle v. Neapco, the Federal Circuit split 6-6 on the question of whether to grant en banc review of a panel decision on patent eligibility seen by many as an unwarranted extension of the principle that...

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An Article by John Richards regarding the UK Supreme Court Decision in the Cases of Unwired Planet v. Huawei and Huawei v. Conversant is Now Available in the Education Center

On August 26, 2020, the United Kingdom Supreme Court handed down its unanimous combined decision in the cases of Unwired Planet v. Huawei and Huawei v. Conversant. Both cases involved questions of: Whether the contracts entered into by those who...

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LADAS NY OFFICE ENJOYS VIRTUAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

The Covid-19 pandemic can’t stop the learning and fun at the Ladas NY Office’s welcome reception for its second virtual internship program. Ladas attorneys and law students met virtually in a fun and casual way to get to know each...

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Patents in Crisis: Is there a Solution in Sight?

Patents in Crisis: Is there a Solution in Sight? Remarks prepared for presentation to the Emily C. and John E. Hansen IP Institute at Fordham Law School on September 19, 2019 I. Introduction II. The Four Sledgehammers Affecting Confidence in U.S....

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EUIPO AND EPO EXTEND DEADLINES, USPTO TO WAIVE FEES, OTHER COUNTRIES ANNOUNCE THEIR PLANS ON HOW TO CONDUCT IP OPERATIONS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Because of the world-wide disruptions caused by the COVID-19 virus, patent and trademark offices around the world have been reacting in a variety of ways such as extending deadlines, waiving fees or ceasing operations all together.  Here are some...

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LADAS ATTORNEY TO SPEAK AT THE CHICAGO BAR ASSOCIATION ON 4/30 ABOUT IP CHANGES IN THE UK AS A RESULT OF BREXIT

Kevin Thompson will be a speaker at a Chicago Bar Association seminar entitled “International Law: More Relevant Than You Think!” from 3-6pm on April 30, 2020. Mr. Thompson’s topic will be: “The Changes Coming to Intellectual Property...

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