Global Patent Litigation

How and Where to Win

Author: C. Gregory Gramenopoulos,Michael C. Elmer

Publisher: Bureau of National Affairs (BNA)

ISBN: 9781617462115

Category: Law

Page: 1222

View: 1878



Patent Remedies and Complex Products

Toward a Global Consensus

Author: C. Bradford Biddle,Jorge L. Contreras,Brian J. Love,Norman V. Siebrasse

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108426751

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

View: 7675


Through a collaboration among twenty legal scholars from North America, Europe and Asia, this book presents an international consensus on the use of patent remedies for complex products such as smartphones, computer networks, and the Internet of Things. This title is also available as Open Access on Cambridge Core.

Patents in Germany and Europe

Procurement, Enforcement and Defense – An International Handbook

Author: Alexander Harguth,Steven Carlson

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041159940

Category: Law

Page: 440

View: 1727


Germany’s patent system presents unique opportunities for patent holders, as well as risks for companies doing business there. Germany is one of the world’s top jurisdictions for patent enforcement because of the expertise of German courts, their unique procedures, and the speed of these proceedings. Winning a patent suit in Germany is tantamount to winning the European market, and gives the patent owner substantial leverage over opponents to achieve a worldwide settlement. In addition, suits in Germany frequently resolve well ahead of United States counterpart suits, at a fraction of the cost. This handbook, now in its second, fully updated edition, provides international lawyers with a practical understanding of Germany’s patent system, including the many legal changes that have occurred since the book’s original publication in 2011. It also addresses the implications of the upcoming Unified Patent Court. This second edition provides an in-depth, step-by-step procedural analysis of aspects of current patent practice in Germany, including the following: • Germany’s split system that bifurcates infringement from validity cases; • Obtaining discovery; • Claim construction; • Budgeting; • Implications of the upcoming new patent system, in particular the Unified Patent Court; • Germany’s labor law regarding employee inventions; and • Customs actions. The authors — both experienced patent lawyers, one German, one American — present proceedings in Germany in parallel with corresponding patent litigation stages in the United States. The chapters track the structure of patent disputes, starting with the overall structure of the German judicial system, followed by topics such as patentability, patent procurement, oppositions, infringement trials and customs enforcement actions. This book concludes with an extensive selection of forms and legislative material. Understanding the opportunities available in Germany provides companies with a broader toolkit for enforcing their intellectual property rights and defending against challenges brought by others. Practicing patent lawyers will not find a more complete, informed and practical guide than this book explaining the framework for patent procurement, enforcement and defense in Germany. Many will find surprising options without parallel in the United States.

Internet and the Law

Technology, Society, and Compromises

Author: Aaron Schwabach

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610693507

Category: Computers

Page: 352

View: 2865


The world of Internet law is constantly changing and is difficult to follow, even for those for whom doing so is a full-time job. This updated, everything-you-need-to-know reference removes the uncertainty.

Development of FDA-regulated Medical Products, Second Edition

A Translational Approach

Author: Elaine Whitmore

Publisher: ASQ Quality Press

ISBN: 0873898338

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 883


Translating promising discoveries and innovations into useful, marketable medical products demands a robust process to guide nascent products through a tangle of scientific, clinical, regulatory, economic, social, and legal challenges. There are so many human and environmental elements involved in shepherding medical advances from lab to launch that the field of medical product development has been referred to as an ecosystem. The purpose of this book is to help provide a shared foundation from which cross-functional participants in that ecosystem can negotiate the product development labyrinth and accomplish the goal of providing both groundbreaking and iterative new medical products. The book is intended for anyone in industry, the public sector, or academia—regardless of functional specialty, workplace, or seniority—who is interested in medical product development. The years since the publication of the previous edition of this book have seen profound changes in the actions and attitudes of patients, insurers, manufacturers, and the Food and Drug Administration regarding the streamlining of medical product development and approval. What those years have not seen is a concomitant increase in innovative treatments with profound benefits to patients. Despite enormous investments in research by both private and public sources and a surge in scientific and technological advances, new medical products barely trickle into the marketplace. For a variety of reasons, applied sciences necessary for medical product development are not keeping pace with the tremendous advances in basic sciences. Not surprisingly, industry and academia are under substantial pressure to transform discoveries and innovations from the laboratory into safe and effective medical products to benefit patients and improve health. This evolution—from bench to bedside—has become known as translational research and development, and this approach is what this book illuminates.

Edison in the Boardroom Revisited

How Leading Companies Realize Value from Their Intellectual Property

Author: Suzanne S. Harrison,Patrick H. Sullivan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111817013X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 6841


A revised and expanded edition of the groundbreaking Edisonin the Boardroom, highlighting the winning strategies today'sbiggest companies use to maximize the value of their intellectualproperty Now fully revised and expanded, Edison in the Boardroom,Second Edition takes an in-depth look at the revolutionaryconcept of intellectual asset management (IAM). Incorporatingstories and teachings from some of the most successful companies inthe world—such as Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Procter & Gamble,Rockwell, Dow, Ford and many others—Harrison and Sullivanhave made an exhaustive study of IAM and its implications fortoday's businesses. Features updated interviews of companies, and a new treatmentof the Profit Center Level Updates stories and teachings from some of the most successfulcompanies in the world Showcases a hierarchy of best practices that today's companiescan integrate into their own business philosophies to gain the bestreturn from their intellectual assets Edison in the Boardroom, Second Edition compiles a wealthof knowledge and successful stories that illustrate how farbusinesses have come in their ability to leverage and monetizetheir intellectual assets.

Mergers, Acquisitions, and Other Restructuring Activities

An Integrated Approach to Process, Tools, Cases, and Solutions

Author: Donald DePamphilis

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128150769

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 584

View: 5836


Mergers, Acquisitions, and Other Restructuring Activities: An Integrated Approach to Process, Tools, Cases, and Solutions, Tenth Edition, is the most comprehensive and cutting-edge text available on the subject. Supported by recent peer-reviewed academic research, this book provides many recent, notable deals, precedent-setting judicial decisions, government policies and regulations, and trends affecting M&As, as well as takeover strategies and tactics. Today's policies, politics and economics are reflected in the book's 40 case studies, 90% of which involve deals either announced or completed during the last several years. These cases represent friendly, hostile, highly leveraged, and cross-border transactions in ten different industries, involving public and private firms and those experiencing financial distress. Sections discuss an overview of M&As, key regulations, common strategies and tactics, how managers may choose a business strategy from available options, valuation methods and basic financial modeling techniques, the negotiating process, how deal structuring and financing are inextricably linked, how consensus is reached during the bargaining process, the role of financial models in closing the deal and strategic growth options as alternatives to domestic M&As. Provides a rigorous discussion of the strengths and limitations of financial modeling as applied to M&A and how these models can be applied in various areas Includes new academic research and updated/revised case studies Presents updated M&A tactics and strategies, along with court cases and new regulations governing business combinations, valuation methodologies and financing