Technology Worldwide (TechWW) is a blog published by Shaked & Co. It provides periodic information and perspectives of interest to the international technology and business communities with respect to developments in technology law, licensing and intellectual property. Writers include S & C attorneys as well as guest contributors. TechWW does not provide legal advice.
As this blog has pointed out, of all the recent patent decisions from the US Supreme Court its ruling in Impression Products v Lexmark International is proving to be a particular cause for concern among some members of the patent licensing community. The case concerns patent exhaustion and, according to Lillian Shaked of Shaked & Co, throws up several problems…Read more
High-tech startups, highly leveraged businesses, companies anticipating growth, a turnaround, or that are otherwise in need of capital, may not always find a willing investor or acquirer that is able to finance what can be an expensive investment or M&A. Willing buyers may also be confronted by a lack of funds when acquiring another company’s…Read more
Who Owns that Jointly Developed IP? Technology has enabled large scale global R&D collaboration among companies. Tools designed to support physically disbursed working groups and the availability of cloud based processor-heavy tasks such as CAD (Computer-Aided Design) have made it easier than ever for companies to join forces to develop new products, technology, and intellectual…Read more
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has reduced a crucial clause to mere words Inclusion of a “covenant not to challenge” clause in a patent license agreement has until recently been seen by licensors as crucial to protecting the validity and value of their rights. Without it, nothing prevents a licensee from attempting…Read more