Trial firm McKool Smith PC continued the expansion of its intellectual property coverage by adding a pair of former King & Spalding LLP attorneys with decades of experience working high-stakes patent litigation, the firm announced Wednesday.
A trade judge has blocked domestic steel producers from backing the U.S. Department of Commerce in six suits challenging the agency's refusal to waive national security tariffs on certain imports, saying the companies lack a direct stake in the cases.
Switzerland has pulled out of talks for a treaty aimed at easing trade relations with the European Union because of "substantial differences," the government said Wednesday, raising concerns in the bloc over legal certainty in future relations.
A Michigan company that sells pipes, rolling papers and vaporizers for hemp and CBD is suing U.S. Customs and Border Patrol in federal court after the agency seized several shipments of its products, arguing they were improperly labeled as drug paraphernalia.
COVID-19 stay-at-home orders that led tire plants to halt operations in spring 2020 — and not lower-priced imports — caused U.S. manufacturers to lose market share last year, Asia-based producers told the U.S. International Trade Commission on Tuesday.
Former U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director Andrei Iancu said Tuesday that the U.S. is facing numerous challenges in counteracting China's theft of American intellectual property, and suggested that the new administration devote more effort to preserving its role as the global leader in technology.
A recent estimate showing a tax gap of at least $7 trillion over the next decade is probably understated, the U.S. Treasury Department's nominee for assistant secretary for tax policy told Senate lawmakers at a hearing Tuesday.
A Puerto Rico food importer and distributor can't look to coverage for over $550,000 in losses from expired seafood product during the COVID-19 pandemic, a federal judge ruled Monday, saying a government lockdown order wasn't directed at the goods themselves or their sale.
An Ohio city told the D.C. Circuit that gas intended for foreign markets should not be used by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as a reason to grant the developer of a $2.1 billion gas pipeline eminent domain authority for its construction under the Natural Gas Act.
As advocates for a World Trade Organization proposal to temporarily waive intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines try to win more support from developed countries, one obstacle to reaching consensus is whether compulsory licenses will require pharmaceutical companies to divulge trade secrets, experts say.
The Biden administration asked for an arbitration panel to rule on Canada's dairy import restrictions Tuesday, advancing the first-ever legal dispute filed under the North American trade deal that took effect last year.
Sens. Ed Markey and Marco Rubio teamed up to introduce a bill late Monday that would block Chinese technology companies like Huawei and ZTE from selling products in the U.S., earning swift support from at least one FCC Republican.
German automakers including Audi and BMW urged the Ninth Circuit not to revive a case from car dealers alleging they violated U.S. antitrust law by conspiring to reduce innovation and fix steel prices, contending the claims grew from "sensationalized" news articles.
Years after the Federal Circuit tossed duty orders on its foreign-made bricks, Delaware-based company Fedmet Resources Corp. is back in court fighting U.S. Customs and Border Protection's finding that it evaded tariffs.
Chad's former ambassador to the U.S. and several associates were hit with money laundering and corruption charges for taking $2 million in bribes and shares in an energy company in exchange for lucrative oil rights, prosecutors said in court documents unsealed in D.C. federal court.
The cost of construction materials has soared over the past year as demand has surged and supply has tightened, and experts say the pricing situation could worsen as more projects start to come on line later this year. Here, Law360 looks at the rise in construction costs, what it means for contracts and what the future may hold for developers.
The U.S. Department of Commerce announced final tariff rates on imported car tires from four East Asian countries on Monday, including duties punishing Vietnam for suppressing the value of its currency, the dong.
The U.K. is reviewing the retaliatory tariffs that the country imposed on certain U.S. goods while it was still part of the European Union, the British Department for International Trade announced Monday, saying it hoped to deescalate the dispute.
Organizations representing the branded-pharmaceutical industry have published their plan to expand vaccine production and distribution in a way that would not involve waiving intellectual property rights.
Leaders from the world's largest economies, including Vice President Kamala Harris, reached an agreement on Friday to support voluntary licensing of intellectual property covering COVID-19 vaccines, in a move that shows many countries are still reluctant to support a U.S.-backed World Trade Organization proposal to waive IP rights.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has launched an investigation into Apple after medical device maker AliveCor sought a limited exclusion order last month for certain Apple Watches it said infringe three patents covering its wrist-mounted KardiaBand device for detecting irregular heart rates.
A computer chip maker is pushing to shake its designation as a Chinese military-affiliated company, bolstering its Friday complaint with a D.C. federal court's finding that the Trump administration showed "a general lack of care" in branding technology firms.
A group of House lawmakers is renewing efforts to stop the online sale of counterfeit products that pose a danger to consumer health and safety, reviving a bill Thursday that would hold e-commerce marketplaces liable under trademark law for fake products peddled on their platforms.
Republican lawmakers introduced legislation that would allow the U.S. Department of State to deny visas to individuals who have spied on the U.S. or stolen American intellectual property, a measure intended to crack down on reports of Chinese espionage.
Vedder Price PC added a veteran attorney with experience in both international trade and aviation to its international trade and compliance group as a shareholder based in Washington, D.C., the firm announced.
The Federal Circuit's recent holding in Bio-Rad v. International Trade Commission, that an assignment clause wasn’t enough to claim patent ownership where the conception date followed former inventors’ employment, shows companies and workers the importance of specificity in drafting contractual limitations, say Bryan Vogel and Derrick Carman at Robins Kaplan.
This year's law graduates and other young attorneys must recognize that the practice of law tests and rewards different skills and characteristics than law school, and that what makes a lawyer valuable changes over time, says Vernon Winters, retired partner at Sidley.
The recent uncovering of THC-laced, knock-off candies in Florida illustrates why U.S. Patent and Trademark Office registration of cannabis trademarks would protect the public by providing companies with quality and safety incentives and empowering them to pursue counterfeiters, says Frederic Rocafort at Harris Bricken.
If recent talks for the U.S. to rejoin the Iran nuclear deal pan out, financial activity between formerly sanctioned entities and European counterparties will likely increase, and demand for certain types of legal work may shift, say Kartik Mittal and Stephanie Limaco at Zaiwalla.
In recent settlements with banks, U.S. authorities have taken the position that providing a job or even an unpaid internship to relatives or friends of foreign officials is a violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, but it is worth assessing how this theory would fare in individual prosecutions, say attorneys at Debevoise.
Instead of imposing tariffs on goods produced where foreign governments have assisted in cleaning up the environment, the U.S. should make trade policy green by helping industries reduce their environmental impact and encouraging every foreign government to do the same, say Elliot Feldman and Michael Snarr at BakerHostetler.
Wendy Cheng and Lauren Ralls at Kilpatrick break down what international trademark developments — such as significant amendments to China's law, the impact of Brexit on U.K. filing programs, enforcement strategies and budgets, and changes in the Mexican examination practice — mean for U.S. brand owners and their counsel.
Attorneys at Paul Hastings examine how an unprecedented standing subgroup recently created by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development to monitor Brazil's anti-corruption efforts reflects significant uncertainty regarding the country's commitment to enforcement, and what companies can do to address foreign bribery risk and strengthen compliance programs.
As red-hot special purpose acquisition companies hungry for de-SPAC transactions set their sites on Asia, practitioners can look to the failed Chinese reverse mergers of the early 2000s for lessons about regulation, due diligence and misrepresentation, say attorneys at Baker McKenzie.
The Biden administration may see enacting a border carbon adjustment system as a good way to advance climate goals and protect domestic industries and jobs, but any such plan must take into account the need to respect existing international trade agreements, say attorneys at Akin Gump.
The COVID-19 crisis has allowed lawyers to hone remote advocacy strategies and effectively represent clients with minimal travel — abilities that have benefited working parents and should be utilized long after the pandemic is over, says Chelsea Loughran at Wolf Greenfield.
Pandemic-prompted changes to international trade are highlighting novel legal issues related to the health care industry's reliance on an international supply chain, the proliferation of counterfeit supplies, and risks associated with offshoring administrative support, say Brett Johnson and Claudia Stedman at Snell & Wilmer.
With the Biden administration possibly eyeing border carbon adjustments on imported goods as a means to mitigate climate change, attorneys at Akin Gump discuss such policies' potential benefits to domestic businesses, and the political and technical challenges to their enactment in the U.S.
Attorneys at Kirkland discuss first-quarter developments in U.S. export controls and economic sanctions and what they may indicate about the Biden administration's national security and foreign policy agenda.
The well-intentioned efforts and salutary purposes of the legal industry's Mansfield Rule diversity metric are tainted by the Diversity Lab initiative's omission of veterans, who are underrepresented at large law firms and entitled to advantageous treatment based on more than 200 years of public policy, says Robert Redmond at McGuireWoods.