As many technology-rich companies face economic problems, they are looking to their intellectual property to raise money. Zack Clement, Johnathan Bolton and Carmen R Eggleston analyze the role of IP rights and licences in financial restructuring
Indonesia has made slow progress in tackling the piracy that has thwarted IP rights owners in the country. Nicholas Redfearn examines the country’s attempts to develop effective protection and reveals how some rights owners are coping with the problems
Genaro Hathaway, assistant general counsel, The Timberland Company
Victims of trade secrets misappropriation often seek monetary awards to compensate for their loss. John P Fry and Robert L Lee analyze how US courts have calculated damages in recent trade secrets cases
Copyright and contractual issues pose serious challenges to internet companies and their suppliers. David Sternbach of A&E Television Networks Interactive identifies three problems that recur, and suggests practical solutions to them
Patent applications for business methods have dramatically increased in recent years. But, say Robert Cooper and Frances Sun, applying to patent business methods in Australia has been risky as there was a dearth of case law – until now
The US Supreme Court has decided four trade dress cases in the past 10 years. Dickerson M Downing reviews the decisions and asks if the Court is discouraging the over-extension of trade dress protection
The first of the new top-level domains have been launched with extensive measures to protect IP rights. James Nurton investigates the options available to trade mark owners
Jeff Neuman is director of policy and intellectual property for Neulevel, which has the licence to run the new .biz top-level domain. He was formerly an attorney with Greenberg Traurig’s technology department, and also worked on ICANN’s working groups to develop the UDRP. James Nurton and Ralph Cunningham spoke to him during the INTA Conference in San Francisco in May.
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Tribal sovereign immunity: Taking a wrecking ball to the IPR system
The lawyer behind Allergan’s controversial transfer of patents to a Native American tribe says others are “lining up to do deals”. But, Michael Loney asks, will the PTAB rule that sovereign immunity applies in these types of deals?
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