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FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION v. QUALCOMM INCORPORATED

Introduction On August 11, 2020, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a decision of Judge Koh sitting in the Northern District of California that certain of Qualcomm’s business practices relating to its standards essential patents (SEPs)...

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Return Mail Inc. v. United States Postal Service

On June 20, 2019, the United States Supreme Court held that government entities could not be considered “persons” entitled to challenge patents owned by others before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board...

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THE MUSIC MODERNIZATION ACT: A PRIMER FOR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS

On October 11, 2018, the Music Modernization Act (MMA) was signed into law resulting in one of the most significant legislative changes to the copyright law in the United States in the last 50 years. The bipartisan legislation, which was written by...

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Authors: Scott J. Lebson, Lanning G. Bryer | Practices: , | Tags: ,

UPCOMING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RECORDAL PROJECT? KEEP THESE TIPS IN MIND

Keeping Intellectual Property (IP) recordal projects under control can sometimes be a daunting task. With the exception of certain transactions, such as stock purchase agreements, recently acquired intellectual property rights likely need to be...

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IT’S 2018: THE IMPACT OF IP DECISIONS FROM 2017

2017 saw a bumper crop of Supreme Court decisions on intellectual property matters around the world including eight by the United States Supreme Court, two by the Canadian Supreme Court, and two by the United Kingdom Supreme Court. U.S. Supreme...

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Author: Matthew D. Asbell | Co-Author: John Carl (JC) Zwisler | Practices: , , , | Tags: , , , , ,

Technology Evolution in the Media Industry Supported by Pilot Program Allowing U.S. Trademark Registrations to be Updated

Media companies have changed the way they provide their goods and services to consumers as a result of ongoing evolutions in technology. A magazine that once distributed print copies may now provide access to its articles and advertisements online....

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