The online marketplace, eBay, has announced that it will remove all listings for beer and liquor from its website. Ebay has long prohibited the sale of alcohol in its marketplace with the exception of wines sold by licensed wine sellers.  However, it did allow for the sale of collectible alcoholic beverage... Continue Reading

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... 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... Continue Reading