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Weil, Gotshal & Manges partner James Griffin

More Deal Lawyers Talking About Attorney-Client Privilege

By David Ruiz |

Attorney-client privilege provisions are on the rise, after a Delaware judge made it clear that privileged information can switch hands after an M&A deal closes.

Gilead Sciences headquarters in Foster City, Calif.

Merck on Hook for 'Hefty' Attorney Fees in Patent Row

By Scott Graham |

Merck & Co. is going to have to pay Gilead Science's attorney fees from their knockdown-dragout fight over hepatitis C medicine patents.

Raymond NIro

Raymond Niro, the Original ‘Patent Troll,’ Dies at 73

By Scott Graham |

Raymond Niro Sr., a seminal figure in intellectual property law whose incensed opponents dubbed him the first "patent troll," died unexpectedly Monday while vacationing in Italy. He was 73.

Jaguar Wins $2 Million in 'Exceptional Case' Fees

By Tom McParland |

A Delaware federal judge has signed off on automaker Jaguar Land Rover North America’s request for more than $2 million in “exceptional case” attorney fees and expenses over a patent infringement case that was deemed “objectively baseless.”

Beijing Intellectual Property Court

IP Litigation in China: Foreign Companies Still Face Challenges

By Anna Zhang |

Companies have always found China a challenging place to protect their intellectual property, but several recent studies have concluded that foreign patentees are achieving a high win rate—well above 80 percent—in patent infringement litigation in China. So does this mean it is now easier for international companies to protect their patents in China?

Social Media Sites' Infringement Remedies Another Reason to 'Favorite' Trademark Registration

By Vanessa A. Ignacio and Matthew Hintz, Lowenstein Sandler |

Social media sites usually provide online forms that can be effective tools for brand owners to remove infringing uses of protected trademarks.

Google Wins Judgment in IP Case

By Tom McParland |

A Delaware federal judge on Tuesday invalidated two patents on a system of sharing streaming video, marking a victory for Google Inc. and its subsidiary YouTube LLC.