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IP Strategy, Due Diligence and Risk Assessment
2011-08-04 China’s Intellectual Property Regime Comes of Age
China intellectual property protection: not too many years ago that would have been considered an oxymoron. Then the Chinese government announced its future economy would be based on innovation, not manufacturing.
2008-01-01 Practical Strategies for Proactive Risk Management: Patent Oppositions in Europe and Elsewhere
Managing risk is a critical function of all business concerns. This is certainly true in the realm of intellectual property, where new product and technology offerings pose a risk of infringing rights of others.
2006-04-10 Risk Management in New Product Development
New product development is aptly considered the transformation of market opportunities into commercial products.
2004-04-22 What Does Rule 26 Protect When You Retain an Expert?
Rule 26 provides that all expert reports "shall contain a complete statement of all opinions to be expressed and the basis and reasons therefore; [and] the data or other information considered by the witness in forming the opinions ...
2003-11-01 The Continuing Story of Festo: Festo IX
The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has again heard from the parties in the now famous case between Festo Corp. and Shoketsu.
2002-12-23 Counsel as Ringmaster: IP Strategies for Protecting Consumer Products
Mammoth resources are required to launch new consumer products and to bring those products to the attention of the consuming public.
2002-12-23 Are We Overstating the Federal Circuit's Festo Decision?
The Federal Circuit's Festo decisioni has generated extensive interest within the legal community and the popular press.
2002-12-02 Securing Valuable Design Protection for Consumer Products
Mammoth resources are required to launch new consumer products. Engineering efforts produce a consumer product that performs while industrial designers add consumer appeal to the product and marketing campaigns bring the resulting product to the attention of consumers.
2002-09-23 Maintaining Your Competitive Advantage: A Periodic Intellectual Property Audit
Companies routinely inspect equipment, audit finances, inventory stock, and review personnel and business plans.
2002-08-23 Supreme Court Overturns? Festo
Not too many of us experienced in patent law were surprised to learn that the U.S. Supreme Court vacated the en banc finding of the Court of Appeals of the Federal Circuit (CAFC) this past May when it "redefined" the interplay between the doctrine of equivalents and prosecution history estoppel.
2000-12-23 Patent Clearance for e-Commerce: Preemptive Patent Clearance or Wait Until Your Client Receives a Notice Letter
Patent filings for e-commerce "business methods" have been soaring in recent years and have been stirring up significant controversy.