Intellectual Property Law News and Insights

Defenses To A Claim For Copyright Infringement

Published: Jan 21, 2020
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One of the primary considerations you or your company must make upon receipt of a copyright infringement notice is the defenses you or your company may have to the claim for infringement. To establish a copyright infringement in court, the owner must show (1) ownership of a valid copyright, and (2) violation...

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101 Debate Punted Back To Congress

Published: Jan 15, 2020
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COTUS Declines to Wade Into 101 Morass One of the more noteworthy IP law developments of 2019 was the patent subject matter eligibility (35 U.S.C. § 101) craze that swept Congress in the late spring of 2019. With unprecedented marathon hearings, and almost universal agreement from dozens of witnesses on the...

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“IP Due Diligence Checklist: What To Address Before Executing A Transaction”

Published: Jan 06, 2020
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In an article published in Life Science Leader's January issue, Partner and Chair, Biotechnology & Life Sciences Eric M. Brusca, Ph.D. discusses intellectual property (IP) due diligence for life sciences companies. During a due diligence project, sorting out a company’s IP portfolio and freedom-to-operate status are the most time-consuming parts. “Initially, the parties...

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