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Intellectual Property and Patent Litigation Group

Apple v. Samsung: The Federal Circuit Reverses the District Court and Sets New Standards for Obtaining Permanent Injunctions in Patent Infringement Actions

  As the ongoing war between Apple and Samsung continues, one of the key questions facing both parties is whether Apple can ultimately obtain permanent injunctive relief against Samsung in addition to a significant damages award.  The district court initially answered that question in the negative.  On appeal, however, the Federal Circuit reversed.  It held […]

Intellectual Property and Patent Litigation Group

Assignment Agreements: How to Obtain All of the Rights to Patents in Assignment Agreements

When drafting assignment agreements, it is important for universities to consider whether, and to what extent, the assignment conveys the right to enforce the patents through litigation. It is also important to understand whether the university has the right to recover past royalties or will be limited to the recovery of future royalties. Indeed, questions […]

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Acquiring and Licensing Patents: Does the Language of Your Agreement Provide You with Enforcement Rights?

Acquiring and Licensing Patents:  Does the Language of Your Agreement Provide You with Enforcement Rights?   When acquiring or licensing patents, it is important to consider whether, and to what extent, the acquisition or license conveys the right to enforce the patents through litigation.  It is also important to understand whether you have the right […]