Intellectual Property

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  • March 24, 2017

    TC Heartland May Cause Protective Suits In ANDA Cases

    On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in TC Heartland, a case that could affect where innovator pharmaceutical companies file patent infringement actions brought pursuant to the Hatch-Waxman Act. We recommend some best practices for branded pharmaceutical companies to employ both before and after the decision is issued, say Colleen Tracy James and Manuel Velez of Mayer Brown LLP.

  • March 23, 2017

    Dan Aykroyd Breaks Down Booze Bottle Angles In IP Trial

    Comedy legend Dan Aykroyd on Thursday told a California federal jury that a tequila company had ripped off his Crystal Head Vodka brand’s unique skull-shaped bottle, pulling out a ruler to dissect what he said are obvious similarities between the two bottles.

  • March 23, 2017

    Alice Dooms Vote Verification Patent, Judge Rules

    A Florida federal judge has dismissed a patent suit by Voter Verified Inc. against Elections Systems & Software LLC, holding that a patent on a vote verification system covers nothing more than the abstract idea of collecting and verifying votes.

  • March 23, 2017

    Eli Lilly Case Leaves Big Questions For Another Day

    While a recent decision rejecting U.S. drugmaker Eli Lilly's CA$500 million ($375 million) claim against Canada over the invalidation of its patents demonstrates a properly functioning investor-state dispute settlement system, the tribunal nevertheless declined to provide greater clarity on substantive areas of international law.

  • March 23, 2017

    Siemens Accuses Power Plant Co. Of Trade Secrets Theft

    Siemens Energy Inc. sued Alin Machining Company in Florida federal court Thursday, alleging the power plant parts and services provider breached a confidentiality agreement and stole its trade secrets in order to make and sell knockoff replacement parts for Siemens’ energy turbines.

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Intellectual Property

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  • Infringement suits over patents, copyrights, and trademarks
  • Patent Trial and Appeal Board disputes
  • Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) litigation
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  • U.S. International Trade Commission
  • World Intellectual Property Organization
  • Patent reform legislation and related bills in Congress
  • Efforts to streamline international intellectual property law
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  • International trade disputes involving IP issues
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