Intellectual Property

  • Show me the money

    Companies are under increased pressure to maximize the value of their assets, and with Big Data and data analytics, we’re in a highly competitive environment.”

  • Intellectual value

    Welcome back, everyone. Judging by the non-tourist pedestrian traffic around our editorial offices, and the extra seats on the subway, a lot of people have been away. I managed to duck out of the city, the country even. And what did I do on my summer vacation? On one day,...

  • Prepping for battle

    So far, this IP-themed issue of InsideCounsel has taken us through the steps of monetizing and protecting IP assets. But the fact of the matter is, in this day and age, the biggest trends that in-house counsel are tracking are those involving IP litigation. Whether your company is an accused...

  • Alphabet soup

    The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) was seen as the most important new patent law in a half century when it was approved in 2011. The law basically moved the U.S. patent system from a “first to invent” to a “first inventor to file” system. It also allowed for inter...

  • IP lockdown

    The era of Big Data is, for better or for worse, upon us. And in this Brave New World that has such data in it, companies inevitably have massive amounts of information that must be kept both private and secure. Trade secrets such as customer lists, manufacturing processes and even...

  • Congress tries to pass trade secrets protection bill

    Some bipartisan members of Congress have once again backed a bill that attempts to stop the loss of hundreds of billions of dollars a year from the theft of corporate trade secrets.

  • More changes proposed on PTAB trial proceedings

    “The PTAB proceedings are succeeding in their Congressional mandate to effectively and efficiently resolve patent validity disputes, while providing timely, low-cost alternatives to district court litigation,” USPTO Director Michelle Lee said.

  • A look at the post-Actavis landscape

    Two years ago, the Supreme Court issued its decision in FTC v. Actavis, Inc., holding that patent litigation settlement agreements in which the patentee pays the defendant to settle the patent infringement case the patentee brought—often referred to as a “reverse settlements”—can create potential antitrust liability.

  • How Verizon cut its copyright infringement risk

    With so much information available online and on shared servers, today's global organizations are more collaborative and unified than ever before. However, all of this sharing comes with its own set of potential pitfalls and liabilities.

  • Bill Shreve and the Glaukos success story: When having an IP attorney pays off

    It’s no secret that for many start-ups and small businesses, resources are limited -- time and money being two of them. But leaving room in the budget for intellectual property can not only help with growth and protecting interests, it can also play a critical part in a company’s long-term...

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