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  • Blog: Ireland IP & Technology Law BlogEU reaches compromise on new Copyright DirectivePosted on February 22, 2019 by Davinia Brennan
    The European Parliament, Council and Commission have reached a compromise on the text of the new Copyright Directive (previously discussed here).  The proposed Directive targets digital use of press publications by information society service providers, such as news aggregators and media monitoring services. As discussed below, the two most controversial provisions are Articles 11 and...Continue Reading…
  • Blog: Privacy and Information Security Law BlogCNIL Publishes FAQs to Prepare for a No-Deal BrexitPosted on February 21, 2019 by Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
    On February 20, 2019, the French data protection authority published a set of questions and answers to specify the CNIL's recommendations and steps that organizations should take to prepare for a no-deal Brexit. Continue Reading
  • Blog: Biologics BlogFederal Circuit Strikes Down Diagnostic Patent in Latest § 101 DecisionPosted on February 19, 2019 by
    On February 6, 2019, the Federal Circuit issued its latest opinion on patentable subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101 in Athena Diagnostics, Inc. v. Mayo Collaborative Servs., LLC, No. 2017-2508, slip. Op. (Fed. Cir. Feb. 6, 2019).  Judge Lourie wrote for the majority in this split decision, expressing some regret but affirming an order invalidating a diagnostic [...]
  • Blog: Haynes and Boone BlogsPatent Term Adjustment deductions for applicant delay are only appropriate when the Applicant could have taken steps to advance prosecution but failed to do soPosted on February 13, 2019 by Elizabeth Crompton
    In Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Iancu, No. 2017-1357 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 23, 2019), the Federal Circuit rejected the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s practice of deducting time from the patent term adjustment (PTA) for applicant delays during periods of time when the applicants had no reasonable steps to take to advance prosecution.  Slip op. at […] The post Patent Term Adjustment deductions for applicant delay are only appropriate when the Applicant could have taken steps to advance prosecution but failed to do so appeared first on Haynes and Boone Blogs.
  • Blog: Appellate InsightCosts and Attorney Fees on AppealPosted on February 13, 2019 by Gary A. Watt
    If you’ve ever read a California Court of Appeal opinion closing out with “each side to bear its own costs on appeal,” you might have presumed that such wording forecloses an award of attorney fees on appeal. It’s okay, you’re probably not alone. And if you have thought that, and still do, now would be […]
  • Blog: Labor & Employment Law BlogA New Year’s Resolution for Illinois Employers: Update Policies and Procedures to Comply with New Law Requiring Broad Expense Reimbursement DutiesPosted on December 20, 2018 by Abad Lopez
    Beginning on January 1, 2019, Illinois employers will—for the first time—have to reimburse employees for “all necessary expenditures or losses incurred by the employee within the employee’s scope of employment and directly related to services performed for the employer.” “Necessary expenditures” are defined as “all reasonable expenditures or losses required of the employee in the discharge of employment duties and that inure to the primary benefit of the employer.” The new law amends the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act (“IWPC...

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