Intellectual Property

Intellectual property issues often arise for corporate counsel. How do you protect the corporation’s intellectual property? What are the best practices for managing an intellectual property portfolio? What defenses are available against claims of patent infringement? Understanding general intellectual property topics is critically important for attorneys who counsel businesses in all industries, as failure to meet certain filing deadlines or take certain actions, can lead to an irreversible waiver of protective rights. The Intellectual Property section of FindLaw’s Corporate Counsel Center can help you get up to speed with information on Copyright, Patent, Trademark, Trade Dress, Trade Secret, and other related Intellectual Property issues.

Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property Articles
    • Protecting Your Rights to Intellectual Property in Bankruptcy

      The United States bankruptcy laws affect intellectual property rights, particularly the rights of secured creditors and licensees. This article first reviews how creditors should protect and perfect their security interests in intellectual ...

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    • An Introduction To Copyrights
      *Patricia Smink Rogowski is a partner in the Wilmington, Delaware law firm Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP. Ms. Rogowski is a graduate of Lehigh University (B.S.M.E., with highest honors) and the University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D.). James M ...

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    • Monsanto Win and Implications for the Patent Exhaustion Doctrine
      On May 13, 2013, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of Monsanto, finding that a farmer's unauthorized copying of Monsanto's genetically modified soybean seed infringed Monsanto's patent. Writing for a unanimous court, Justice Kagan ...

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    • Study Finds Patent Claimants Fare Better with Juries
      Patent claimants, or patentees, fare better than alleged patent infringers with juries than they do with bench trials, according to a recently published study by Stanford law professor, Mark A. Lemley. In his study, Professor Lemley, along with ...

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    • Parody Use of Trademarks
      Parody usage of trademarks is quite prevalent in our society, for a wide variety of uses.  However, with a large number of cases litigated, it is inevitable that courts would apply judicial standards inconsistently. The Trademark Act of 1946 (the ...

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