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Invitation: 2018 Chief Litigation Officer & IP Law Summits

Invitation: 2018 Chief Litigation Officer & IP Law Summits

Events, March 11-13, 2018, Las Vegas
Marcus Evans Summits has announced the schedule for the 2018 Chief Litigation Officer Summit and IP Law Summit, both scheduled for March 11-13, 2018, a the Venetian in Las Vegas.

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Microsoft SPLA Self-Assessment – What It Is, and How to Respond

Microsoft SPLA Self-Assessment – What It Is, and How to Respond

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Christopher Barnett of Scott & Scott LLP writes that many of his clients have been contacting his firm in recent weeks regarding notices they received from Microsoft requesting an internal self-assessment of their license positions under their Services Provider License Agreements.

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Presenting Alice-Friendly Patent Claims: Is McRo Worth a Second Look?

Presenting Alice-Friendly Patent Claims: Is <i>McRo</i> Worth a Second Look?

Event, Oct. 25, 2017, 11 a.m. CDT
Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP will present a free webinar, “Presenting Alice-Friendly Patent Claims: Is McRo Worth a Second Look?,” featuring Fitch Even partner Steven G. Parmelee.

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Patent Suit Filings Plunge in East Texas Following Supreme Court Ruling

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New lawsuits are down — way down — in the mostly rural district that was once the national hotspot for patent disputes, reports Ars Technica, citing a study by IP litigation research company Lex Machina.

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Clyde Siebman Named Dallas/Fort Worth Patent Trial Lawyer of the Year

Clyde Siebman Named Dallas/Fort Worth Patent Trial Lawyer of the Year

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Siebman is the founder of Siebman, Burg, Phillips & Smith, LLP, which maintains offices in Plano, Sherman and the other Eastern District cities of Marshall and Tyler.

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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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Squire Patton Boggs Fights for Domain Name With Chinese Imitator

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World Trademark Review reports that a Chinese company appears to be practicing law using the same name and logo as that of the established firm Squire Patton Boggs, promoting its practice on a website located at squirepattonboggs.net.

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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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VMware Audits – What You Need to Know About Licensing Rules Pt. I

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Companies are turning to VMware to manage their virtualized environments. Virtualization can involve complex technical and software licensing issues. Technology law firm, Scott & Scott, LLP answers six common questions concerning licensing VMware.

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Supreme Court Has Another Chance To Help Take Down Patent Trolls

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When the U.S. Supreme Court hears  Oil States Energy Service v. Greene’s Energy Group, the justices will have the opportunity to banish patent trolls back under the bridge where they belong, according to Above the Law.

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4 Key Takeaways: Consulting Agreements – Who Owns the IP?

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The Kilpartick Townsend article discusses four key takeaways: Consulting agreements make it possible for companies to own IP produced by consultants, work-for-hire clauses, conflicting obligations, and failure to protect trade secrets.

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If You Trademark It, Then You Better Put a Ring on It

If You Trademark It, Then You Better Put a Ring on It

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Dallas lawyer Chris Schwegmann, a partner at Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst who tries intellectual property cases, offers some insight on the Tiffany v. Costco dispute.

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Cloud Patent Claim Risks and Providers’ Evolving Contractual Responses

Cloud Patent Claim Risks and Providers’ Evolving Contractual Responses

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Richard Kemp discusses how Cloud Service Providers are addressing the growing risks to service availability from patent claims.

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Understanding AIA 102: Prior Art Exceptions and Declaration Practice

Understanding AIA 102: Prior Art Exceptions and Declaration Practice

Event, August 17, 2017, 11 a.m. CDT
Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP will present a free webinar, “Understanding AIA 102: Prior Art Exceptions and Declaration Practice,” featuring Fitch Even partner Alan E. Schiavelli.

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McKool Smith Secures $9.4 Million Verdict for Quincy Jones Against Michael Jackson Estate

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The $9.4 million jury verdict was on behalf of legendary music producer Quincy Jones against the late music icon Michael Jackson’s production company, MJJ Productions Inc., in a breach of contract and royalty dispute.

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Are Mandatory Software Inventory Tools on the Horizon?

Are Mandatory Software Inventory Tools on the Horizon?

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Christopher Barnett of Scott & scott LLP offers a quick summary of how three of the most high-profile software publishers are addressing the issue of software inventory.

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Munck Wilson Mandala Adds 7 New IP Attorneys

Munck Wilson Mandala Adds 7 New IP Attorneys

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Munck Wilson Mandala has added seven intellectual property lawyers to the firm. The seven formerly were with Howison & Arnott.

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Qualcomm Accuses Apple of Infringing Six Patents in iPhone, iPad

Qualcomm Accuses Apple of Infringing Six Patents in iPhone, iPad

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Qualcomm said it will ask the U.S. ITC to ban imports of the Apple devices that use the chips. The company also filed suit in federal court in California on Thursday to request monetary damages, reports Reuters.

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Drafting and Negotiating IP & IT Provisions in M&A Transactions

Drafting and Negotiating IP & IT Provisions in M&A Transactions

Event, June 28, 2017, 1 p.m. EDT
Practical Law will present a free 75-minute webinar discussing IP and information technology considerations in drafting and negotiating M&A agreements.

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Judge Rips Lawyers in IP Rift; Will Award Fees to Defendants

Judge Rips Lawyers in IP Rift; Will Award Fees to Defendants

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The judge called the lawsuit “frivolous” and concluded that awarding fees to the defendants “would much better serve the purposes of the Copyright Act than the denial of such awards.”

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