Intellectual Property Bulletin Spring 2009
3/20/2009 - A bipartisan quartet of senators and representatives held a press conference on March 3, 2009 announcing yet another push at patent law reform. Hearings commenced the following week.
Mergers and Acquisitions Alert: New HSR Thresholds for 2009
1/7/2009 - The dollar thresholds for pre-acquisition filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act will increase mid-February (exact date still pending), due to an annual adjustment mechanism that was created in the last round of amendments to the HSR Act...
Intellectual Property Bulletin Fall 2008
10/17/2008 - In Fisher Tool Co., v. Gillet Outillage, 530 F.3d 1063 (9th Cir. 2008), the Ninth Circuit adopted the Federal Circuit's standard requiring a showing of bad faith in order to maintain Lanham Act and state law claims.
Intellectual Property Bulletin Summer 2008
7/15/2008 - Rejecting the authority of more recent Ninth Circuit cases on the ground that their holdings could not be reconciled with an earlier Ninth Circuit decision, a Washington District Court has held a transfer of computer software to represent a sale…