The trend of increased scrutiny over noncompete enforceability, coupled with the uptick in remote work, make it all the more important for companies to revisit the “reasonable efforts” in place to protect their trade secrets.
Web Exclusive: Lawyers debate how IP laws apply to NFTs
Over the last three years, non-fungible tokens have gone from niche to mainstream. But with the new digital marketplace has come more questions than answers for lawyers — particularly in the realm of intellectual property.Read More
The new frontier: Indiana attorneys navigating name, image, likeness ‘Wild, Wild West’
On June 21, 2021, the Supreme Court of the United States unanimously ruled the National Collegiate Athletic Association couldn’t prohibit athletes on teams at member schools from receiving certain education-related compensation. In affirming the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals’ opinion in NCAA, et al. v. Alston, et al., college athletes were given the green light to get paid for their names, images and likenesses. By June 30, the NCAA had released an interim NIL policy, providing general guidelines as to how universities and athletes could approach NIL business ventures while also complying with existing NCAA bylaws prohibiting “pay-for-play” arrangements.Read More
10 years after America Invents Act, IP lawyers have mixed feelings on challenge provisions
The America Invents Act sought to make the patent filing process easier, enabling American entrepreneurs and businesses to get inventions to the marketplace more quickly with fewer costs and unnecessary litigation. While that’s proven true for some, other members of the innovation community say those goals have been hit or miss over the last decade.Read More
Attorneys prepare for legal challenges posed by new collaborative advanced manufacturing hub
A new smart manufacturing hub is coming to town this summer and gearing up to boost Indiana’s manufacturing industry. At its helm are two Hoosier attorneys who have deep roots in the state’s economic development, both of whom say the legal complexities of pursuing such a venture make the process interesting.Read More
Trademark dilution law appears to be losing its significance. Another perspective, however, proposes the major drop in trademark dilution suits confirms the trademark dilution statute serves its purpose perfectly.
This article will highlight the three generally accepted methods used to value IP. While using a single method will not be definitive, together these methods may provide an effective perspective on the value of IP.
Do you or your clients have operations or sales in Russia? It is not a popular place to be doing business right now. The physical conflict in Ukraine has spread to economic and political countermeasures, including various private companies voluntarily withdrawing from the Russian market. But the Russian government is striking back at U.S. and other companies who are pulling out of the market by modifying the Russian intellectual property systems.
Here, we provide a few tips for understanding IP in the EU, specifically under the purview of the EU Intellectual Property Office.
Purdue University’s Purdue Research Foundation is suing Google LLC over Android software that Purdue says incorporates patented technology for smartphones.
Physician group Methodist Sports Medicine announced Tuesday that it has changed it to Forte Sports Medicine and Orthopedics following a lawsuit filed against it last month by Indiana University Health claiming trademark infringement and unfair competition.
Artificial intelligence offers great potential to positively affect virtually all areas of our lives. There is, however, significant potential for abuse and harm resulting from irresponsible use of AI. These warnings have led to a growing body of regulation around AI, which seems likely to increase as this technology develops.
While the SolarWinds hack is, at least for now, arguably the most significant known data breach, it can serve as a lesson for other companies that may experience less dire incidents.
As we enter peak gifting season, have you noticed an increase in the number of #ad or #sponsored posts in your social media feeds? While the holidays are one cause for this annual advertising bombardment, in parallel, enforcement of the unfair competition laws is leading to more sponsorship disclosures by content creators.
Businesses of all stripes feel the sting of online counterfeiters and grapple with how to deal with the all-too-often anonymous culprits in unknown locations. A default judgment is highly likely, but there’s an initial obstacle that must first be overcome: How does one properly serve papers on a phantom?
IU Health has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis, claiming trademark infringement and unfair competition. It is asking a judge to order Methodist Sports Medicine to change its name.
The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that Congress erred when it set up a board to oversee patent disputes by failing to make the judges properly accountable to the president.
A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate in March seeks to quantify the lack of diversity among patent holders. The Inventor Diversity for Economic Advancement Act of 2021 — or IDEA Act — would require the USPTO to collect inventors’ demographic information, including race and gender.
The COVID-19 pandemic killed millions worldwide and uprooted livelihoods and industries in the past year. But at least one industry has emerged relatively unscathed, if not stronger. Some Indiana intellectual property attorneys have seen an increase in patent requests and inventions during the pandemic as individuals utilized their creative skills while quarantining.
A final surprise for 2020 emerged from December’s marathon omnibus spending and COVID-19 relief negotiations. Congress included a trio of notable and hotly debated intellectual property measures in its multi-trillion-dollar spending and relief package which could fundamentally alter the manner in which intellectual property owners protect and enforce their rights.
Should SCOTUS fail to take up the matter now or fail to address broader issues and provide a more cogent framework for Section 101 patent eligibility in its determination, I expect the next round of significant news on the subject to be Congress stepping in and acting.