02 Jan’20

IP Predictions and Wishes for 2020

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At the beginning of a new year, I usually get asked what my predictions are for the coming year. With the beginning of 2020 being also the start of a new decade, I have participated in a survey of IP experts conducted by IPWatchdog, a leading IP blog that I contribute a lot of articles […]

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26 Nov’19

Arthrex v. Smith & Nephew: Inter Partes Review and Unconstitutional Appointment of APJs

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On Halloween, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit delivered its opinion in Arthrex, Inc., v. Smith & Nephew, Inc. that the appointment of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s Administrative Patent Judges (“APJs”) violates the Appointments Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The background of this case involved Arthrex receiving a final […]

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28 Aug’19

Trade Secret Damages Expert Blog: Flexible Approach Gone Wrong

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This is the third blog in our series on trade secrets and the methodologies utilized in calculating trade secret misappropriation damages. In the previous blog, we discussed the Wellogix, Inc. v. Accenture, L.L.P. case where the flexible approach to trade secret damages calculations was utilized by the expert to determine compensatory damages based on the […]

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