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New gTLD Program

The domain name system for use on the Internet provides for ‘Top Level Domain Names’ (TLDs). These TLDs are managed by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”). Most TLDs with three or more characters are referred to as “generic” or “gTLDs” (i.e. .com, .net, .org, .biz). Each gTLD has a designated “registry…

September 24th, 2012 news No Comments Continue Reading »

Patent Damages Laches And Equitable Estoppel

We are often asked about the consequences of delay or other patent owner activities as a defense to either a damage claim or indeed the right to maintain an infringement action. We are therefore providing this brief overview of the key issues. Patent Damages During the Pendency of a Patent Application No infringement claim can…