On June 15, 2017 at 9am PDT we are hosting a webinar focusing on the US Supreme Court’s recent landmark ruling in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC. This judgment entirely changes the position that has prevailed since 1990 on where patent infringement suits may be filed against US corporations.  In this …

An interesting judgment recently emerged from the Beijing IP court. The court rejected Apple’s attempts to trademark the standby screen on its iWatch, finding that the overall design lacked distinctiveness because it was too complex for consumers to recognise it as a trademark. In this article, first published in Intellectual Property Magazine (and reproduced …

The completion of the state of Colorado’s Water Plan on November 19, 2015, reflects a growing trend in western water management away from conflict and towards collaborative and inclusive discussion. Increasingly, western water managers are opting, or perhaps feeling obliged, to pursue more creative and coordinated solutions to complex water issues, built on broad-based stakeholder … Continue Reading
This month marks the one-year anniversary of the Yates Memorandum, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) memorandum drafted by Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates, which announced revisions to the US Attorney’s Manual (USAM). One purpose of the Yates Memorandum was to refocus corporate compliance on individual accountability. To do so, it created incentives for … Continue Reading