Nearly all manufacturing processes involve a significant number of intellectual assets. These assets may include registered intellectual property (designs, patents, copyrights, or trademarks) or unregistered trade secrets, know-how, confidential information, or other intangibles.
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There are two common categories of outsourced manufacturing: toll manufacturing and contract manufacturing. While both these manufacturing options have distinct and clear characteristics, their strategic advantage is their ability to provide customers with valuable ways to save both time and capital on their product line development.
Since the beginning of the industrial age, companies have outsourced part of the manufacturing process to third-party providers. In the twentieth century, as manufacturing processes became more complex and distribution more global, this trend accelerated.
In the topsy-turvy world of Standard Essential Patent (SEP) litigation, a court acknowledging the obvious often counts as news. Thus, when Judge Gilstrap in EDTX noted the other day in an order before trial (Doc 376) that the ETSI IPR policy does not require royalties being calculated on use by the smallest saleable patent practicing […]
I am very pleased I can now share the article that I co-authored with Doug Clark. The article first appeared in IAM Issue 92, published by Globe Business Media Group – IP Division. To view the issue in full, please go to www.IAM-media.com To read the article please click here.
By David Cohen & Donal O’Connell The headlines: “China national charged with stealing trade secrets” – U.S. Justice Department “Chinese battery expert is charged with stealing trade secrets from US employer, as he prepared to join mainland firm” – South China Morning Post
In October I was honored to be part of the John Marshall Law School IP Executive seminar program run by the inestimable Daryl Lim, and to be part of an all-day, three-person panel on Standard Essential Patents (SEPs). My co-panelists were Graham Bell of Cubicibuc Ltd. and Randall Rader, former Chief Judge of the US […]
Over the course of my 20+ years practicing law, I have had the honor of working with many individuals who are involved at the cutting edge of all aspects of intellectual property. I consider myself very lucky that most of these folks, in addition to being luminaries in the industry, are good people and have […]
If the patent demand letter situation escalates and you may be sued for infringement, you have options to consider. Consider filing a lawsuit for declaratory judgment (DJ). In certain cases you may file a lawsuit against a patent owner for declaration that you are not infringing on any valid patents. Knowing the patent owner’s litigation […]
Very interesting study from the UK Intellectual Property Office and the British Business Bank about using IPR (at least in part) as collateral for business loans. Very odd, however, is that there is NO mention of trade secrets at all. Which is quite surprising actually. While analyzing trade secrets usage as collateral is (understandably) more […]