, a shareholder in Stradling’s Corporate and Securities
practice group, authored an article for Preferred Returns Newsletter
, the ABA
’s Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee’s publication, regarding the Delaware Supreme Court’s recent dismissal of a trade secrets case against a private equity fund. Alarm.com brought suit against ABS Capital alleging the firm has misused confidential information by investing in its competitor.
, an associate in Stradling's Intellectual Property practice group co-authored an article, “Can ‘Plain and Ordinary Meaning’ Still Be Invoked In Claim Construction?” for New Matter magazine
, the IP publication for the Cal State bar.
, chair of Stradling's Intellectual Property practice group, co-authored an article with Ryan Lindsey, senior corporate counsel for IP and litigation at Edwards Lifesciences,
entitled "Patent Venue After TC Heartland: Is Your Business Safe From the Long Arm of the Eastern District of Texas?", published in the Orange County Business Journal. The article explains how although the TC Heartland case lessened the likelihood of being sued in the Eastern District of Texas and other districts where your company is not incorporated or headquartered, patent venue remains far from certain.
When a business licenses a trademark, lawyers often warn that if the licensor files for bankruptcy, the licensee could be left without a right to use the mark. This was based on long-standing case law that held a debtor-licensor’s rejection of an IP licensing agreement cuts off the licensee’s right to use the IP. But recent appeals court decisions suggest licensees may be better protected than previously thought.
Intent-to-use (ITU) trademark applications are trademark or service mark applications filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office based on the applicant’s good faith intention to use the mark in commerce in the near future. Companies contemplating the acquisition of trademarks need to be careful with ITUs as there are some potential pitfalls, which were detailed here.
Stradling IP attorney Salil Bali co-authored an article, "The Role of Design Patents, Copyright and Trade Dress in Protecting the Next Generation of Inventions" in "New Matter" The Official Publication of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of California.
Thought leaders and senior dealmakers presented stimulating discussions on protecting your security interests in intellectual property in a distressed situation. This series addressed timely issues faced by general counsel, C-level executives, boards of directors, business owners and their advisors, as well as institutional investors.