Lisa Shuchman

Demon Rum and the Havana Club Trademark Saga

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The U.S.-Cuba rapprochement adds a wrinkle to the ongoing battle.

IP Whack-a-Mole: The 2016 Patent Litigation Survey

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Suits by trolls still bedevil patent holders, despite efforts to rein them in.

The ITC: Life in the Fast Lane

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The U.S. International Trade Commission is a popular forum for IP actions, thanks to its speed and its mandate.

Trademark Litigation Steady, Report Finds

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But the Central District of California, the Southern District of New York and the Southern District of Florida were the most popular districts for trademark lawsuits from January 2009 through this March.

PTO Issues Fewer Patents, But Litigation Isn't Cooling Off

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Fewer new patents did not translate into a calmer litigation landscape.

Companies Skimp on Trademark Services, Study Finds

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Companies have been actively increasing the size of their trademark portfolios. But the increase in trademark-related support services, such as watching the market and monitoring for abuse and infringement, is not keeping pace.

Blurred Lines at Oracle

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No, their lawyers aren't dancing to that tune. But they know the business from top to bottom, and think nothing of inviting engineers to speak their mind at hearings.

Obama Signs Trade Secrets Act Into Law

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President Barack Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 into law on Wednesday, giving companies the ability for the first time to use federal law to sue those who misappropriate their confidential information.

Big Pharma Gets a Big Win in India

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India may be showing signs that it no longer wants to be Big Pharma's public enemy No. 1.

PTAB Is No Patent Killer, Report Finds

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Anecdotal reports have suggested that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Patent Trial and Appeal Board has created a dire situation for patent owners, but a recently released study has found that outcomes from the PTAB are much more balanced.

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