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BONDing WITH NPE’s – The requirement for security for costs or expenses under Section 1030 of the California Code of Civil Procedure

A little used and often overlooked provision of the California Code of Civil Procedure recently played an important role in three recent cases brought by AF Holdings LLC, a foreign entity formed under the laws of the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, against California residents for allegedly dealing with copyright infringing content through use … Continue Reading

Federal Circuit Avoids Central Joint Infringement Question and Articulates New Standard For Inducement

By Dennis Smith, Martin Bader, Gray Buccigross On August 31, 2012, the Federal Circuit, sitting en banc, issued a seminal, split decision articulating a new standard for induced infringement. Adjudicating two companion cases, Akamai Technologies, Inc. v. Limelight Networks Inc., and McKesson Technologies, Inc. v. Epic Systems Corp. (Fed. Cir., No. 2009-1372, -1380, -1416, -1417), … Continue Reading

Second Circuit Digs Its Heels Into Louboutin Dispute; Finds “Red Sole” Trademark Protectable, But Limited in Scope

By Tyler Baker and Ted Max On September 5, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued its long-awaited and highly anticipated decision in Christian Louboutin S.A. v. Yves Saint Laurent Am. Holding, Inc., Docket No. 11-3303-cv. The Second Circuit reversed the lower court decision, in part, holding that Christian Louboutin’s “red outsole” trademark was … Continue Reading

FCC’s New Closed Captioning Rules Kick Into Gear

By Edwin Komen and Brian Weimer New FCC regulations on closed captioning of IP-delivered video programming have caught many by surprise even though they have been in the works for the past two years. Many of those who will be directly impacted by the new rules may still be unaware of the rapidly approaching compliance … Continue Reading

Supreme Court Holds That a Law of Nature Applied Using Known and Obvious Steps Is Not Patent Eligible

By Kevin Capps On March 20, 2012, the Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision in Mayo Collaborative Services, DBA Mayo Medical Laboratories, et al. v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc., with potentially far-reaching ramifications for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, particularly those developing diagnostic methods and assays.… Continue Reading

Digital Media Law Forum – Fall 2010

Building Brands In A Digital World Building a better mousetrap, widget, or search engine isn’t enough. Join leading branding professionals and trademark counsel for an in-depth discussion of how to build a compelling brand, including online brand development strategies as well as best practices regarding brand protection and enforcement in both the actual and virtual … Continue Reading

Beware The New Patent Trolls – Strategies For Handling and Avoiding False Patent Marking Claims After Forest Group v. Bon Tool

ABA Section of Litigation – Intellectual Property Roundtable Discussion Tuesday, May 18, 2010 – Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton New York The Co-Chairs of the Intellectual Property Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation invite you to participate in one of the Committee’s most popular programs—the Roundtables. These gatherings are informal opportunities for … Continue Reading
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