Former Google Inc. deputy general counsel Michelle Lee, who is currently the director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office's Silicon Valley satellite office, has been appointed Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the PTO.
Worldwide intellectual property patent filings grew at their fastest pace in almost two decades in 2012, with China outpacing all other countries both for number of filings and rate of growth, according to a United Nations agency report.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed patent reform legislation that would bring sweeping changes the intellectual property landscape and curb litigation abuse by so-called patent trolls.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner partner Donald Dunner has argued more cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit than anyone and has strong views about the Federal Circuit's position as the exclusive appellate court for patent cases.
Is it time to allow the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to fully reject patent applications?
Aside from criminal prosecution, what can corporate victims of international cybercrime do to recoup, or at least mitigate, their losses?
A Miami federal judge ruled in favor of Rovio Entertainment Ltd., the developer of the Angry Birds game, in ordering golf club manufacturer to stop using a similar logo.
With a vote on anti–patent troll legislation expected to take place in Congress this week, both supporters and opponents of the bill have been pulling out all the stops as the finish line approaches.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner has published a free e-book that provides a summary of the top trends in patent filings and litigation in the chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.
Almost 1.9 million patent applications were filed at the world's five largest patent offices in 2012, according to a new statistical report.
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