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…
Intellectual Property Bulletin Spring 2008
5/19/2008 - Just as a semiconductor clean room aims to exclude airborne particles that could contaminate wafer layers, so the legal software clean room has sought to protect computer software developers from contaminating 'access' to earlier works.