Intellectual Property & Technology

IP Licensing in the Age of CoronavirusPosted on 06-18-2020

By: Catriona Collins , Lexis Practice Advisor While there have been no changes to U.S. intellectual property law as a direct result of the coronavirus crisis, the pandemic has changed the world in which intellectual property licenses operate. This article examines licensing issues that intellectual... Read More

Updates and Legal Developments - Spring 2020Posted on 03-11-2020

Lexis Practice Advisor subscribers may access a complete Coronavirus Resource Kit by following this link . CORONAVIRUS SPREAD CREATES UNCERTAINTY FOR BUSINESSES AND THEIR COUNSEL AS THE CORONAVIRUS CONTINUES ITS SPREAD FROM China to Europe and the United States, the World Health Organization (WHO... Read More

Tips for Avoiding IP Malpractice ClaimsPosted on 03-10-2020

By: Ethan Horwitz , Carlton Fields Malpractice cases are on the rise—and the amounts in issue are rising significantly as well. A recent survey of legal malpractice cases found that after “several years of stability,” the number of new malpractice claims was on the rise. 1 That survey... Read More

Antibody Claims: Patent Eligibility and Written Description IssuesPosted on 03-09-2020

By: Christopher E. Loh , Venable LLP The rise of antibody-based treatments in the pharmaceuticals market has been accompanied by developments in U.S. patent law that may adversely affect the scope of intellectual property protections available for such treatments. Some of those developments concern... Read More

Updates and Legal Developments Winter 2019Posted on 01-16-2020

AMAZON’S DATA STORAGE VIOLATES ILLINOIS BIOMETRIC PRIVACY LAW, STATE RESIDENTS ALLEGE AMAZON WEB SERVICES IS VIOLATING THE ILLINOIS Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), 740 Ill. Comp. Stat. Ann. 14/1, by allowing commercial customers to use its cloud storage services to house employees’... Read More

Animated “Motion Trademarks” Grow in Popularity and Legal Protection Around the WorldPosted on 01-15-2020

By: Belinda J. Scrimenti , Pattishall, Mcauliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP Digital technology has led to innovative advertising and marketing. Brand owners are increasingly using the technology to create and protect new forms of trademarks, consisting of motion, holograms, and other multimedia... Read More

Updates and Legal Developments Summer 2019Posted on 06-20-2019

SAN FRANCISCO ADOPTS ORDINANCE BANNING CITY’S USE OF FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY SAN FRANCISCO HAS BECOME THE FIRST CITY IN THE United States to ban the use of facial recognition technology to identify individuals. As a result, city agencies, including the police department, will be prohibited... Read More