fbpx

Top Rated

Post Grant Proceedings

Aside from litigation before the federal district courts, the validity of granted U.S. patents may be challenged before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Post grant proceedings are in fact a changing and vibrant area of patent law, as the America Invents Act (AIA) has changed the landscape for such post grant challenges. Following AIA, …

Post Grant Proceedings Read More »

Patents

Possessing a keen understanding of and knowledge in the science and technology sectors, IPLL provides clients counseling in all advanced areas of technology. Our patent law-related services are cutting-edge, and our understanding of technology matters is unsurpassed. Our expertise includes searching; drafting and filing; prosecution; infringement, validity and freedom-to-operate analyses and opinions; due diligence investigations …

Patents Read More »

Strategic IP Counseling

IPLL evaluates the business strength of technologies through market segmentation and detailed analyses of relevant systems, products and employed methodologies. We employ the services of leading experts in the relevant technologies as well as experts in damages. In the high technology area, representative industries include electronics, telecommunications, Internet, software, computer hardware, financial services, semiconductors and …

Strategic IP Counseling Read More »

Diversity

Enhancing Our Client Solutions At our firm we view diversity not as another corporate initiative, but as a vital component of how we conduct our business, and how our members live and work together. The diversity of our members, in race, culture, religion and belief systems fosters empathy and acceptance, creativity and innovation. We serve …

Diversity Read More »

Clients

Our legal services are offered to the leading corporations, governmental and quasi-governmental organizations, startup companies, research associations and technology creators the world over. With nearly two decades of experience per average lawyer, our counselors have represented leaders in their industries.

Copyright Violation and the Constitutionality of Excessive Damages – Music Downloaders Beware!

The Eight Circuit affirmed the constitutionality of statutory damages for copyright infringement against the challenge that it is disproportionately excessive. Capitol Records, Inc. v. Thomas-Rasset, 692 F.3d 899 (8th Cir. 2012). In 2011, record companies sued a woman for making copyrighted music available to others for free download by using a file-sharing service. First the jury awarded …

Copyright Violation and the Constitutionality of Excessive Damages – Music Downloaders Beware! Read More »

Employee Access vs. Misappropriation of Trade Secrets

The Michigan District Court in Dana Limited v. American Axle and Manufacturing Holdings, Inc., 1:10-cv-00450 (W.D. Mich. Aug. 19, 2013) addressed an important aspect of a trade secret misappropriation claims, holding that the mere fact that a former employee had access to a valid trade secret does not necessarily mean that he or she misappropriated the …

Employee Access vs. Misappropriation of Trade Secrets Read More »

Assignment of Intent-to-use Trademark Applications

The Trademark Act Section 10(a)(1) clearly states that an intent-to-use application cannot be assigned “except for an assignment to a successor to the business of the applicant, or portion thereof, to which the mark pertains, if that business is ongoing and existing.” In the recent Trademark Trial and Appeal Board case, Cent. Garden & Pet …

Assignment of Intent-to-use Trademark Applications Read More »

YouTube
LinkedIn
LinkedIn
Share