• Section 301: US Investigates Allegations Of Forced Technology Transfers To China

    On 18 August 2017, the Trump administration invoked Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 to launch an investigation into alleged Chinese violations of intellectual property rights (IPR). In response, China stated that the United States ‘disregards the rules of the WTO’ and that it will ‘take all proper measures to safeguard its legitimate rights’. Alongside investigations into steel and aluminium imports, the new Section 301 case holds the potential to escalate US–China trade tensions, write Zhiyao (Lucy) Lu and Gary Clyde Hufbauer.

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  • Combating Lawyer Burnout and Recharging Your Career

    Do you feel fatigued by the long hours, demanding clients and little sleep?   At points in our careers, many lawyers feel like they don’t have a life and that their work defines them.   This is understandable given the demands of the job and the high fees clients pay for legal services.   Yet, you must find ways to recharge and maintain your momentum for the work… Successful people stay focused and attack the challenge at hand, while enjoying family, friends and their surroundings. This is…

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  • Danielle Herritt, Deborah Vernon and Cristin Cowles Join Womble Carlyle’s Boston Office

    A trio of experienced patent partners and their team are making the move to Womble Carlyle’s new Boston office.  Danielle Herritt, Deborah Vernon, Ph.D., and Cristin Cowles, Ph.D., and their team, join an established Womble department of more than 70 intellectual property attorneys in all areas of patent, trademark, copyright and related litigation and transactions.  The firm, a larger general practice business firm, was established more than 140 years ago.

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  • Webinar on the Estoppel Effect of PTAB Decisions

    LexisNexis will be offering a webinar on “The Ever-Evolving Estoppel Effect of PTAB Decisions” on October 10, 2017 from 1:30 to 2:00 pm (ET). Gina Shishima and Tom Owens of Norton Rose Fulbright and Miri Beiler of LexisNexis will discuss the following: • How the PTAB has interpreted the estoppel provision • Federal court cases interpreting the estoppel provision • The potential impact of the Supreme Court’s coming decision in SAS Institute Inc. v. Matal, considering whether a final written decision in an IPR must address all challenged claims, and its implications for the scope estoppel Those interested in registering…

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  • Webinar on Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC

    LexisNexis will be offering a webinar on “Strategic Considerations in Anticipation of Oil States” on October 17, 2017 from 1:30 to 2:00 pm (ET). Orion Armon of Cooley LLP, Sarah Guske of Baker Botts LLP, and Miri Beiler of LexisNexis will discuss the following: • The potential impact of the Supreme Court’s decision in Oil States • Guidance for how to use IPRs while Oil States is pending • How to leverage PTAB proceedings in district court even if the Supreme Court finds IPRs unconstitutional Those interested in registering for the webinar, can do so here.

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  • Commenting on Patently-O (Add your Photo)

    Patently-O comments include lots of good information, but any site with over 300,000 comments will have their share of problematic ones.  I’d like to refer everyone back toward my 2014 post: Moving Toward a Better Patently-O Ecosphere. Tech Update: If you want to customize your commenting-photo, the process is to first create an account with […]

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