Category: Legal Updates


Navigating Contractual Rights and Remedies During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Understanding Your Options for Relief and How to Minimize Liability.

By William Cory Spence, Michael McDonough, and Daniel Hess As we continue to live and work through the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses are starting to feel the direct impact of fewer customers, tighter budgets, and strains on contractual obligations. During this time of uncertainty and fluidity, it is more important than ever to have a […]

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The Term ‘Inventor’ and its Growing Definition: Artificial Intelligence’s Impact on Inventorship

By: Gopal Gannamraj, AJ Wenn, and Alok Parikh Can artificial intelligence systems be treated as an inventor? If so, what ownership rights flow to the owner of the artificial intelligence system? As some of the biggest technology and pharmaceutical companies in the world continue to invest heavily into their artificial intelligence systems, the USPTO has […]

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Navigating Contractual Rights and Remedies During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Doctrines All Businesses Should Consider

By: William Cory Spence, Michael McDonough & Daniel Hess Introduction Traditionally, it was nothing more than standard boilerplate contract language or a legal theory that bar exam students crammed into their heads at the last minute. But with the outbreak of COVID-19 the force majeure contract clause is seeing new light and becoming a hot […]

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CHOOSING WHERE TO LITIGATE: Venue Considerations After In Re Google

By AJ Wenn, Gopal Gannamraj and Alok Parikh Before filing suit, one of the most important decisions a plaintiff will make is where to file. While certain venues tend to be more plaintiff friendly, such as the Eastern and Western districts of Texas, other venues favor defendants, such us the Northern District of California1. Under […]

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PITFALLS OF PATENT LICENSING

How to Ensure Patent Enforcement Without Joining the Patent Holder By AJ Wenn, Jason Wejnert and Daniel Hess Sophisticated investors recognize the benefits of patent licenses and many prefer exclusive licenses over the cost, hassle, and uncertainty of patent litigation. Investors should recognize that exclusive licenses may not always prevent the patent holder from being […]

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THE PENDULUM CONTINUES TO SWING – DEVELOPMENTS IN SECTION 101 LAW

William Cory Spence, Jason Wejnert, Jason Sanders, Laura Shapiro As any patent practitioner, whether in patent prosecution, patent licensing or patent litigation, has witnessed over the past several years, patent eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101 has undergone a sea change back and forth. Cases have gone from District Court to Federal Circuit to Supreme […]

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IPR Deadline Applies Even If Complaint Was Defective, Says PTO

See the original PDF Document here. 8/26/19 REUTERS LEGAL 11:04:19 REUTERS LEGAL Copyright (c) 2019 Thomson Reuters August 26, 2019 IPR deadline applies even if complaint was defective, says PTO Barbara Grzincic (Reuters) – The one-year clock for challenging a competitor’s patent under the America Invents Act starts to run when the challenger is served […]

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