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Invention Rights Do Not Automatically Vest to a Federal Contractor Under the Bayh-Dole Act
By: Rob D. Pyatt
In June, the U.S. Supreme Court reviewed the provisions of the Bayh-Dole Act to determine ownership rights of an invention developed using federal funds. Passed by Congress in 1980...
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What Did I Do Wrong To Harm the Value of My Patents: Consequences of Inattention in License Negotiations and in Corporate Acquisitions and Reorganizations
June 2011
By: David J. Brody
Congratulations! You just won a major victory against your competitor: after years of a hotly contested court battle, the jury found that your competitor’s product infringes...
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Employee Invention Assignment Agreements: Issues in Getting Them Right
June 2011
By: David J. Brody
Employee invention assignment agreements are among the most common agreements that companies have. In spite of their pervasiveness, there are a remarkable number of pitfalls that can...
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GlobalTech v SEB - The Supreme Court Lowers the Standard for Willful Inducement of Infringement
June 2011
Any time the U.S. Supreme Court speaks on a question of patent law, we are well advised to listen and consider the ramifications in day-to-day business. The Court’s May 29, 2011...
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Battling Infringement
January 2011 - Nature Biotechnology
By: John L. DuPré and James M. Smith
In a David versus Goliath intellectual property (IP) battle, the large, well-financed Goliath can sometimes minimize or nullify David's hard-earned legal rights, thereby gaining...
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When to Choose Trade Secret Protection Over a Patent
January 2011 - IAM magazine
It may be surprising to some that when a company comes up with a new idea or development that it wishes to use in its business, there are likely to be a number of ways to protect it...
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Patent Office Pilot Fast-Tracks Green Tech Applications
January 2011 - This article appeared in the January 2011 edition of WPI Venture Forum's Vantage Newsletter
By: Keith J. Wood
What should come first – the intellectual property portfolio or the outside investment, the “VC” or the “IP”?  Most any technology entrepreneur...
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Enforcing Your Patent 2010
July 2010 - GC New England Roundtable Series 2010
By: Brian T. Moriarty
Rafael Rosado, the intellectual property counsel for the Fire & Security division of United Technologies Corp., moderates a timely discussion of patent law with three other noted...
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Invention Rights Do Not Automatically Vest to a Federal Contractor Under the Bayh-Dole Act
By: Rob D. Pyatt
In June, the U.S. Supreme Court reviewed the provisions of the Bayh-Dole Act to determine ownership rights of an invention developed using federal funds. Passed by Congress in 1980...
More »

What Did I Do Wrong To Harm the Value of My Patents: Consequences of Inattention in License Negotiations and in Corporate Acquisitions and Reorganizations
June 2011
By: David J. Brody
Congratulations! You just won a major victory against your competitor: after years of a hotly contested court battle, the jury found that your competitor’s product infringes...
More »

Employee Invention Assignment Agreements: Issues in Getting Them Right
June 2011
By: David J. Brody
Employee invention assignment agreements are among the most common agreements that companies have. In spite of their pervasiveness, there are a remarkable number of pitfalls that can...
More »

GlobalTech v SEB - The Supreme Court Lowers the Standard for Willful Inducement of Infringement
June 2011
Any time the U.S. Supreme Court speaks on a question of patent law, we are well advised to listen and consider the ramifications in day-to-day business. The Court’s May 29, 2011...
More »

Battling Infringement
January 2011 - Nature Biotechnology
By: John L. DuPré and James M. Smith
In a David versus Goliath intellectual property (IP) battle, the large, well-financed Goliath can sometimes minimize or nullify David's hard-earned legal rights, thereby gaining...
More »

When to Choose Trade Secret Protection Over a Patent
January 2011 - IAM magazine
It may be surprising to some that when a company comes up with a new idea or development that it wishes to use in its business, there are likely to be a number of ways to protect it...
More »

Patent Office Pilot Fast-Tracks Green Tech Applications
January 2011 - This article appeared in the January 2011 edition of WPI Venture Forum's Vantage Newsletter
By: Keith J. Wood
What should come first – the intellectual property portfolio or the outside investment, the “VC” or the “IP”?  Most any technology entrepreneur...
More »

Enforcing Your Patent 2010
July 2010 - GC New England Roundtable Series 2010
By: Brian T. Moriarty
Rafael Rosado, the intellectual property counsel for the Fire & Security division of United Technologies Corp., moderates a timely discussion of patent law with three other noted...
More »

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