Online consumer electronics retailer Newegg – which last month suffered defeat in an Eastern District of Texas patent case against Erich Spangenberg-backed NPE TQP – was lauded as a champion of the anti-‘troll’ cause when it prevailed in patent litigation ...
Jack Ellis, IAM Magazine | 10 Dec 2013
France Brevets, which was created in March 2011 with €100 million of backing from the French government and Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC), has initiated legal action in both the US and Germany against LG Electronics and HTC alleging infringement of patents ...
Joff Wild, IAM Magazine | 09 Dec 2013
Not unexpectedly, the US House of Representatives gave its overwhelming approval to the Goodlatte Innovation Act last Thursday. So, what is a very flawed piece of legislation now heads to the Senate where it will be further debated and could end up being approved as early as the end of ...
Joff Wild, IAM Magazine | 08 Dec 2013
Non-practising entities continue to dominate the patent debate in the United States, but there is still little data shedding light on the scale of their activities or the strategies that they pursue
The Supreme Court recently clarified that the audiovisual exploitation rights of a football match cannot be deemed to be copyrights. The Royal Spanish Federation of Football had assigned the audiovisual exploitation rights of certain competitions organised by it to Grupo Santa Mónica Sport, SA (GSM). The case arose when GSM transferred such rights to another party, which then authorised certain local broadcasters to show a particular match.
In spite of the European Court of Justice's Brustle decision, it may be possible to get claims granted by the European Patent Office which, on their face, encompass human embryonic stem cells (hES cells). But is there any point in getting such claims granted? Do patents prevent parties from using hES cells in Europe, or is there freedom to operate?
Established in 1965, the Licensing Executives Society (United States and Canada) Inc (LES) is a professional society comprised of nearly 5,000 members engaged in the transfer, use, development and marketing of intellectual property.
The LES membership includes a wide range of professionals, including business executives, lawyers, licensing consultants, engineers, academicians, scientists and government officials. Many large corporations, professional firms and universities make up the society's membership.
LES is a member society of the Licensing Executives Society International Inc, which has a worldwide membership of over 12,000 members in 30 national societies, representing over 80 countries.