This week has just sped by! We’re getting ready for next week’s IP Group luncheon during INTA, and excited for the ILN’s 24th Annual Meeting the following week in Washington, DC! 

So without further ado, here are this week’s Top Five! 


Continue Reading Week of April 30, 2012 on ILNToday – A Roundup

When did it get to be the end of April already? This year is flying by! 

So without further ado, here are the most popular articles from ILNToday for this week! 

  • Official Marks in Canada – Foreign public authorities need not apply from Clark Wilson: Karen Monteith discusses the Federal Court of Canada recent ruling in favor of Maple Leaf Foods Inc. in an appeal of the decision of the Registrar of Trade-marks.
     
  • Pitfalls In Proving CERCLA Divisibility Of Harm from Epstein Becker & Green: Bill Ruskin delves into the Pakootas v. Teck Cominco Metals Ltd. case, and a judge’s recent ruling that PRP Teck Cominco Metals, Ltd. failed to prove that contamination at a CERCLA site was divisible and, as a result, will be subject to CERCLA 107 joint and several liability at an upcoming September 2012 bench trial. 


Continue Reading Week of April 23, 2012 on ILNToday – A Roundup

It’s time for another roundup here on a rainy Friday morning in New Jersey! 

Once again we’re seeing some excellent content coming out of our member firms from around the world – I highly recommend checking out these articles and blog posts. I’m switching over entirely to a top 10 each week, so without further ado, here’s your roundup for this week!

  • Digital IP and the Supreme Court of Canada Crookes v. Newton from Fogler Rubinoff: In this article, IP expert, Colleen Spring Zimmerman examines the sticky issue of hyperlinks with respect to libel in the case of Crookes v Newton, and the potential ramifications for copyright issues. 
     
  • Trends 2012: Employment tribunals from Fladgate LLP: Lou Marshall of Fladgate LLP discusses an employment tribunal’s recent award to Dr. Eva Michalak, the measures being implemented by the government in April as part of a tribunal review, and things to be aware of.


Continue Reading Week of January 23, 2012 on ILN Today – Roundup!

We kicked off the Saturday morning session with a presentation from Mr. Norman Zivin of one of the ILN’s member firms in New York, Cooper & Dunham, who reported on their recent involvement in a Supreme Court case and the implications for ILN member firms, both in the US and abroad.

Norman said that the case involved a deep fryer, a product made by their client, SEB, a French company in Lyon.  A number of years ago, they brought a lawsuit against a company in Hong Kong for infringement of the patent.  The opposing side defended on the grounds that they couldn’t have infringed the patent because the products were made and sold in China. They said that therefore, they don’t do any business in the United States and couldn’t have induced anyone to infringe, because they didn’t even know that SEB had a patent.

The case was tried three or four years ago, before a jury. Norman commented that the reason that a lot of foreign companies bring cases to the US is that juries in the US tend to grant much higher damages than one would get in a case in Europe or Asia.  The jury took about 15 minutes to deliberate and came back with a judgement of $5 million in favor of their client. The case went up on appeal, and the decision was affirmed, so everyone thought the case was over.


Continue Reading Actual Knowledge Necessary for Inducement, Mr. Norman Zivin, Cooper & Dunham