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November 28th, 2016 News, Recent News No Comments
DMCA – Reduced Fee for Share Harbor Paperless Agent Designators
Jeffery A. Schwab, Esq. Effective December 1, 2018 a less expensive and more reliable process is available to passive internet service providers that avail themselves of the benefits of safe harbor provisions of DMCA arising out of having an agent designated for take down notices. In an effort to provide more easily accessible current information…
August 5th, 2016 News, Recent News No Comments
GUIDANCE FROM THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT ON RAND LICENSE ROYALTIES
Charles Stein, Esq. Devices manufactured by different companies can often work together because they adhere to standards established by industry groups. Where the standards are based upon patented subject matter (“standard essential patents” or “SEPs”), the standard-setting groups typically require that the patentee establish reasonable and non-discriminatory (RAND) terms for licensing its technology. In patent…
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ICANN: Life After Fadi Chehadé
In an article entitled “ICANN: Life After Fadi Chehadé” and published in Trademarks & Brands Online, Greg Shatan, an Abelman Frayne & Schwab partner and President of the Intellectual Property Constituency of ICANN, discusses the future for the Domain Name System controller after the resignation of its CEO, Fadi Chehadé.
July 18th, 2016 News, Recent News No Comments
BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGY CAN BE PATENT INELIGIBLE
Norman Hanson, Esq. Even breakthrough technology can be patent ineligible. On June 12, 2015, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued its opinion in Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. v. Sequenom, Inc. This decision included a majority opinion by two of the three judges on the panel, and a “concurrence” that signal an extremely restrictive…