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Over the last decade, there has been a movement among the software developer community to employ “agile development” rather than traditional software development methodology. With this transition, IP law practitioners must adapt their lawyering approach to capturing and securing IP rights.
This article casts light on the sometimes-hard-to-spot ethical issue of adversity in patent litigation.
As courts apply antitrust scrutiny to so-called “pay-for-delay” settlements, robust assessment of settlement terms through fairness opinions will be critical in determining their legality.
While Congress considers whether to update U.S. copyright law, there appears to be a growing consensus that it is time to modernize the Copyright Office.
Many USPTO registrants may not use their respective marks on all, or indeed any, of the specified goods and services in their registrations. Overinclusive registrations—referred to as “dead wood”—block others from legitimately registering and using similar marks for similar goods or services unless those parties wish to take a substantial risk and initiate costly cancellation proceedings. This article discussed efforts by the USPTO to reduce the quantity and scope of trademark registrations covering goods/services for which the corresponding mark is not used.
By fitting “the process to the fuss,” patent arbitration can be an extremely cost- and time-efficient substitute for litigation and an effective alternative to AIA post grant proceedings.
You will never have enough time to do everything you need to do. But when you change your perspective from one of attempting to find more time in the day to owning the time you do have, you will feel like you have more control.
Here are some practical tips for building stronger client relationships and loyal clients who will advocate for outside legal counsel inside their organization and with peers in their networks.
A consultant provides a view of IP practice management development in firms and corporations and identifies opportunities to build strong practices that provide both business and legal value.