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What Mission Products Holdings v. Tempnology May (Or May Not) Mean For Trademark Licenses In Bankruptcy

What <i>Mission Products Holdings v. Tempnology</i> May (Or May Not) Mean For Trademark Licenses In Bankruptcy

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Tom Kulik of Dallas-based Scheef & Stone discusses what happens when a bankruptcy debtor exercises its statutory right to reject a contract.

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$43M Awarded to Intellectual Ventures I LLC in Patent Infringement Trial

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The jury also determined T-Mobile and Ericsson failed to provide convincing evidence that Intellectual Ventures’ claims involving the patents were invalid.

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WWE Hall of Famer Sues ‘Call of Duty’ Publishers, Alleges Copyright Infringement

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Booker T. Huffman has filed a copyright infringement suit against the publishers of the video game franchise “Call of Duty,” claiming its character “Prophet” is too similar to the “G.I. Bro” comic book action hero character he created.

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Navigating Open Source Risk with Tools for Usage Evaluation and License Compliance

Webinar, Feb. 28, 2019
Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP will present a free webinar, “Navigating Open Source Risk with Tools for Usage Evaluation and License Compliance,” featuring Philip Odence of Black Duck On-Demand and Fitch Even partners Amanda Lowerre O’Donnell, Joseph F. Marinelli, and Steven G. Parmelee.

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Knowledge Qualifiers in IP Representations and Warranties

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Counsel must carefully craft the definition of knowledge and decide which types of intellectual property such knowledge qualifier should apply, advises Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.

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FRAND Licensing: Recent International Developments – Webinar

Webinar, Nov. 15, 2018, 11 a.m. CT
Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP will present a free webinar, “FRAND Licensing: Recent International Developments,” featuring Fitch Even senior licensing specialist and patent analyst Curtis S. Dodd.

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In a Texas Courtroom, Tech Firm Huawei Stands Accused of ‘Corporate Espionage’ to Aid China

In a Texas Courtroom, Tech Firm Huawei Stands Accused of ‘Corporate Espionage’ to Aid China

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A former employee of Huawei Technologies Co. accuses the company of using a lawsuit against his Silicon Valley startup as part of a strategy to steal intellectual property and help China achieve technological dominance over the U.S. according to a report in The Dallas Morning News.

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Copyright or Copycat? Rock Classic ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Case Sent Back to Trial Court

Copyright or Copycat? Rock Classic ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Case Sent Back to Trial Court

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A dispute over the songwriting credit for the iconic “Stairway to Heaven” took a surprising twist when a California appellate court reversed a 2016 copyright victory for Led Zeppelin and ordered a new trial.

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Innovative IP Strategies for AI Development, Monetization & Protection

Innovative IP Strategies for AI Development, Monetization & Protection

Event, Nov. 13-15, 2018, Washington, DC
The IP for AI Summit aims to uncover the latest secrets and explore best practices to harness and deploy valuable Artificial Intelligence IP assets successfully and effectively.

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Contractual Allocation of Intellectual Property Ownership

Contractual Allocation of Intellectual Property Ownership

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Before entering into a business deal where intellectual property rights are implicated, it is usually better for the parties to spell out ownership rather than leave intellectual property ownership to be allocated by default laws, advises Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.

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U.S. Intellectual Property Ownership – Default Laws

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In order for a tech company to determine how to protect its intellectual property, the company should understand how the key intellectual property rights work, according to Morgan Lewis.

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Advanced Obviousness Analysis: Understanding the Reasonable Expectation of Success Doctrine

Webinar, May 31, 2018, 11 a.m. CT
Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP will present a free webinar, “Advanced Obviousness Analysis: Understanding the Reasonable Expectation of Success Doctrine,” featuring Fitch Even attorneys David A. Gosse and Margaret A. Wojkowski.

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Owning the Patent Isn’t Always Enough for Standing

Owning the Patent Isn’t Always Enough for Standing

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In a recent Initial Determination, an administrative law judge ruled that a patent owner did not have standing to sue without joining a third party to which certain rights had been transferred, reports Jones Day.

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Avoiding Prosecution Churn: When Ex Parte PTAB Appeals Make Dollars and Sense

Webinar, March 21, 2018, 11 a.m. CDT
Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP will present a free webinar, “Avoiding Prosecution Churn: When Ex Parte PTAB Appeals Make Dollars and Sense,” featuring Fitch Even partner Thomas F. Lebens and Anticipat founder Trent Ostler.

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Not So Common Sense? Reliance on Common Sense to Establish Obviousness

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Jones Day reports on a recent written decision of the Patent Trial and Appeals Board that sheds light on how the PTAB may treat common sense as used in obviousness arguments.

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Surviving the NDA Nightmare: New Webinar

Surviving the NDA Nightmare: New Webinar

Webinar, Feb. 22, 11 a.m. PST
ContractWorks will present a complimentary webinar, “Surviving the NDA Nightmare: Managing Legal & Logistical Problems,” on Thursday, February 22nd at 11 AM PST.

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Fundamentals of Software Audit Data Collection – Hardware Inventory

Fundamentals of Software Audit Data Collection – Hardware Inventory

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In order to effectively manage their software usage and to mitigate compliance exposure, companies need to know how to gather and analyze information regarding their product usage, writes Christopher Barnett of Scott & Scott LLP.

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Spotify Hit With $1.6B Copyright Suit Over Tom Petty, Neil Young Songs

Spotify Hit With $1.6B Copyright Suit Over Tom Petty, Neil Young Songs

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A music publishing company has filed a lawsuit in California federal court that alleges that Spotify is using tens of thousands of popular songs without a license and compensation, reports Billboard.

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How Coexistence Agreements Work

How Coexistence Agreements Work

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Anderson Duff, writing for Revision Legal, discusses coexistence agreements, which are contracts whereby two trademark owners agree to use their similar marks, but agree to limitations.

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Widening Your Moat: Using Continuation Applications to Protect Commercially Successful Products

Widening Your Moat: Using Continuation Applications to Protect Commercially Successful Products

Event, Sept. 28
Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP will present a free webinar, “Widening Your Moat: Using Continuation Applications to Protect Commercially Successful Products,” featuring Fitch Even partners Jonathan H. Urbanek and Mark A. Borsos.

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