List Mania: Top IP Developments of 2016 04/04/2017Posted by Morse Barnes-Brown Pendleton in Computer Software & Hardware, Intellectual Property, Internet and E-Commerce, Privacy and Data Security, Telecommunications & Networking.
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While you may have been distracted by a tumultuous 2016, at MBBP we have been monitoring developments in intellectual property. We are happy to present, in no particular order, our list of the top IP developments of 2016, plus an Honorable Mention for 2017.
- Patent Infringement Plaintiffs Get a “Halo”: Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc. and Stryker Corp. v. Zimmer, Inc.
- A Light at the End of the Tunnel for Software Patents?: Enfish v. Microsoft Corp.
- High Octane Fee Shifting: Octane Fitness, LLC v. Icon health & Fitness, Inc.
- Limits on “Common Sense”: Arendi S.A.R.L. v. Apple
- Shhh… It’s a Secret: Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016
- Designs, Damages, and Dinner Plates: Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co.
- Personal Information Expressway: EU-US Privacy Shield Framework
- In Defense of Abbott and Costello: TCA Television Corp. v. McCollum
- Thanks, but No Thanks: UK votes to exit the European Union
- Honorable Mention for 2017: CRISPR/Cas9
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Intellectual Property Law 2016: The 19th Annual New England Conference will take place on June 23rd at the MCLE Conference Center in Boston, MA. This conference will focus on new developments, trends, and industry-specific guidance that IP, business, and litigation counsel must know. MBBP attorneys Howard Zaharoff and Erin Bryan are both on the Faculty, with Howard also serving as a Co-chair. Erin will be presenting at the conference on the topic of IP issues in 3D printing and bioprinting.
The conference will also be available by both live and recorded webcast.
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Looking back at 2013, there were many interesting developments in intellectual property. In an effort to keep our contacts and clients up-to-date with the most recent IP law changes and court decisions, MBBP has compiled our Top 10 Intellectual Property Developments of 2013:
- AIA Institutes “First Inventor to File” System
- Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics
- Bowman v. Monsanto
- Apple and Samsung
- Federal Trade Commission v. Actavis, Inc.
- Already, LLC v. Nike, Inc.
- Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- The Authors Guild, Inc. v. Google, Inc.
- COPPA Rule Amendments
- New Top Level Domain Names
For more information on these developments, please view the full article here.