• Patents fuel the American Dream

    It has been said time and again that America is the land of opportunity, and there’s a reason for that: patents. Our history of invention runs deep, and continues to power the patent system, which encourages America’s inventors today. Patents continue to play a huge role in the global marketplace...

  • Cybersecurity: The energy industry case

    The energy sector's method of preparing for cyber threats and promoting appropriate regulation is instructive in planning for the inevitable "cyber regulation" of other industries such as manufacturing, transportation, and communications. This article discusses the "lessons learned" from the energy sector and helps explain how those lessons could apply to...

  • The Alien Tort Statute

    The Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”), 28 U.S.C. § 1350, gives U.S. district courts jurisdiction over “any civil action by an alien for a tort only, committed in violation of the law of nations or a treaty of the United States.”

  • Trade secrets and the AIA: Prior user rights and the clear and convincing evidence standard

    More than three years after the enactment of the AIA, the expanded doctrine of prior user rights remains largely undeveloped, but its existence nonetheless should remain a consideration for businesses as they implement strategy to protect intellectual property rights and trade secrets in particular.

  • The state of patent trolls in 2015

    When it comes to smothering inventions, no one does it better than patent trolls, also known as “patent assertion entities,” “non-practicing entities,” or “non-manufacturing entities.” Whatever the name, these parasites feed off the work of legitimate manufacturing companies that strive to create products and American jobs.

  • Ann-Marie McGaughey, Dentons US LLP

    Ann-Marie McGaughey is a member of the Board of Directors of Dentons US, Hiring Partner for the Atlanta office and co-chair of legacy McKenna Long & Aldridge's Mergers & Acquisitions group.

  • The products of tomorrow

    Rapidly changing technologies and exciting new products offer seemingly limitless opportunities for growth and progress across a broad range of industries. But the same innovative qualities that make new products likely to gain widespread publicity may also attract unwanted – and unwarranted – attention from the plaintiffs’ bar and others...

  • Veleka Peeples-Dyer appointed as partner at McDermott Will & Emery

    Peeples-Dyer will join the Washington, D.C.’s Health Industry Advisory Practice Group

  • Multinational monetization

    Companies that play ball on an international level must take pains to examine their portfolios and strategies to assess whether or not they are approaching the international marketplace properly

  • BlackBerry CEO’s compensation plummets

    According to filings with regulators, Chen received a total compensation of $3.4 million. This represents a precipitous drop from 2014, when Chen netted a total of $85.8 million.

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