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FTC v. Qualcomm: Court Requires Licensing of Standard Essential Patents to Competitors
The Qualcomm decision is unique in that it appears to be the first decision to require a SEP holder to license its patented technology to [...]
Why do you want a Patent?
Obtaining a patent can be the best business move you could ever make. On other hand, it may wind up costing you time, energy and [...]
Nokia Inks Patent Licensing Agreement With OPPO, A Rising Star in China’s Smartphone Industry
Nokia Corporation announced it entered into a patent licensing agreement with Chinese mobile consumer electronics firm OPPO. Although terms of the deal weren’t disclosed by Nokia, [...]
DOJ Antitrust Head Redoing Patent Accord To Help IP Owners
The head of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division on Friday delivered one of the sharpest examples yet of the division’s new emphasis on [...]
Door Maker Wins Price Protections After $185M Verdict
A North Carolina-based door part supplier will have to align its prices with fluctuating input costs and share that data with its buyer to comply [...]
Fed. Circ. Revives Medical Device Co. Laerdal’s ITC Case
The Federal Circuit on Friday overturned a U.S. International Trade Commission decision refusing Laerdal Medical Corp.’s request for an import ban against companies accused of [...]
Fed. Circ. Reverses Ax Of Novartis Patent Due To 1995 Law
The Federal Circuit on Friday reversed a lower court decision invalidating a Novartis AG patent on the cancer drugs Zortress and Afinitor, saying that a [...]
J&J Can’t Escape Retailers’ Antitrust Suit Over Remicade
Johnson & Johnson must face an antitrust suit accusing the drugmaker of foisting the brand drug Remicade on pharmacies and preventing them from carrying competing [...]
Antenna Maker Can Defend AT&T, Others In Row Over IP
A Texas federal judge on Friday granted a request by Swedish antenna maker CellMax Technologies AB to intervene in an infringement suit brought by Spanish antenna maker [...]
Motorola Wins Bid To Send Two-Way Radio Suit To Illinois
Motorola Solutions Inc. has won its bid to transfer from New Jersey to Illinois a federal antitrust lawsuit by Hytera Communications Corp. accusing the telecommunications [...]
Justices Urged To Undo Standing Limits On PTAB Appeals
Auto parts maker JTEKT Corp. asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to review a Federal Circuit ruling that it cannot appeal an inter partes [...]
Tara Reid Wants $100M Bite Out Of ‘Sharknado’ Merchandise
Actress Tara Reid wants the producers of the "Sharknado" science-fiction films to shell out $100 million for allegedly using her face on "Sharknado"-branded slot machines [...]
Brand Battles: Harry Potter And The ‘Wizarding’ Trademark
In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Warner Bros. faces a challenge to its efforts to register "Wizarding [...]
IP Demand Letter Puts Case In Texas District, Fed. Circ. Says
A Texas federal court has jurisdiction to hear whether several banks infringe a licensing company’s patents covering electronic banking procedures because the company sent demand [...]
SAP Gets $680K In Atty Fees In Financial Data Patent Win
A Texas federal judge has determined that SAP America Inc. is entitled to $679,000 in attorneys' fees racked up in a lawsuit challenging the validity [...]
BREAKING: Kirkland & Ellis Chairman To Retire, Successor Named
Kirkland & Ellis LLP's longtime chairman Jeff Hammes will retire in early 2020 and will be replaced by Jon Ballis, a Chicago-based private equity partner [...]
Genentech Asks Del. Chancery To Toss Takeda Patent Fight
Biotech company Genentech Inc. told a Delaware vice chancellor on Friday that a lawsuit filed by Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. over disputed patent rights associated [...]
Fed. Circ. Upholds Patent On Novartis MS Drug
The Federal Circuit on Friday affirmed a lower court’s decision that upheld a patent on Novartis AG’s multiple sclerosis drug Gilenya, a ruling that will [...]
Zumba Says Online Retailers Are Hawking Bootleg Merch
Exercise company Zumba Fitness LLC has filed a suit in Florida federal court alleging a group of custom merchandise websites including well-known platforms Redbubble and [...]
Health Hires: Hooper Lundy, King & Spalding, Williams Mullen
Hooper Lundy & Bookman PC has gained a health care partner from Brown Rudnick LLP and lost another to King & Spalding LLP, Williams Mullen has hired [...]
Data-Driven Lawyer: Morgan Lewis’ J. Kyle Poe
Morgan Lewis' J. Kyle Poe, a self-proclaimed "elder millenial," created a client management platform to streamline the firm's work in asbestos litigation that is now [...]
Law360’s MVPs Are Top Of The Class In IP Law
Stand-out intellectual property attorneys this year landed multimillion dollar verdicts, prevailed at the Supreme Court, and clarified patent infringement standards at the Federal Circuit. The [...]
IP Hires: Kirkland, DLA Piper, Dickinson Wright
In this week’s round of intellectual property attorney moves, Kirkland found a leader for its new IP litigation team in London, DLA Piper hired an [...]
Personal Jurisdiction is Not Established by Prior Lawsuit or Sending Infringement Notice Letters
The Federal Circuit recently affirmed the District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee’s dismissal of a declaratory judgment action based on a finding of [...]

Drone Regulations in Australia

Drone Regulations in Australia  The primary body that regulates drone use is the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (‘CASA’), which is primarily focused on the safety aspect of flying drones, or ‘unmanned aircraft’, in both controlled and uncontrolled airspace. The principle regulation that covers drone usage is the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (Cth), and in […]


6 Important Steps in Trade Marking a Brand Name

It is essential for every business to trade mark their brand name because a mark represents your product or service and distinguishes it from other products and services in the market. Registering your trade mark grants you the right to use an identifying sign exclusively, and a registered trade mark also comes along with legal […]


Mars Touchdown – WISH YOU WERE HERE!

First Mission to Mars in 6 Years It was an exciting morning on 26 November 2018. Just before 7:00am AEDT, NASA’s spacecraft ‘Insight’ barrelled through Mars’ atmosphere at 19,785km per hour and made a successful landing on Mars. Insight sailed 548 million km through deep space, slowed just enough to be able to land by […]


How Do I Create a Successful Start Up?

Starting Off Right   Like most processes – beginning a start-up is by no means straightforward. There are many factors that can affect whether or not your start-up may be the next huge thing to conquer the market. Whilst there is no ‘right way’ roadmap of instructions, there are things you can do as a […]


How to Register Your Brand on Amazon Brand Registry

What is Amazon Brand Registry? Amazon Brand Registry is a powerful tool that helps sellers on Amazon protect their brands. The program also assists sellers in identifying potential counterfeit products, with the functionality of being able to report trade mark infringement of other sellers. Sellers enrolled in the Amazon Brand Registry scheme are able to […]


How do I use Trade Mark Symbols?

The owner of a trade mark is typically asserting trade mark rights to the public through using the ™ symbol which signifies that a given mark is a trade mark.  The ™ symbol is used in connection with unregistered trade marks whereas the ® symbol is used once the trade mark is registered.  What do […]


Is My Trade Mark Too Descriptive?

Descriptive Trade Marks   The function of a trade mark is to serve as a “badge or origin”. When a trade mark is filed, it gives the applicant exclusive rights and the power to prevent others from using the trade mark in the specific classes it was filed in. It is a sign or symbol […]


A ‘Good Faith’ Defence to Trade Mark Infringement

There are several defences that can be useful in mounting a challenge against an allegation of trade mark infringement. Though, each defence will need to be assessed on its merits and against the evidence put forward in a trade mark infringement claim. This article considers the ‘good faith’ defence that may be raised in response […]

EVENT   |   19th November, 2018

Australian Data Summit 2018

Facebook scandal. Cambridge Analytica scandal. Establishment of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation and Australia’s Consumer Data Right. Because of all these, organisations are forced to enable data transparency  and reassess their approach to data management. This November, Akolade’s AUSTRALIAN DATA SUMMIT will bring together both the public and private sector for an exploration of how […]


Cracking the Trade Mark Game of Thrones Legal Protection Code

Trade Mark Protection  What many don’t know about the world of intellectual property is that it can be a place of sneakiness and power plays. When you have poured blood, sweat and tears into promoting, advertising and building your brand, it makes sense that you should protect it. Trade marks and the legal protection they […]