Challenges of Negotiating a Licensing Deal with a Start-Up

1 Comments Written by on September 12, 2014 | Posted in Commercialization of Intellectual Property

I recently gave a webinar on Negotiating License Agreements with Start-Ups, and wanted to follow up on that program with some comments for Silicon Valley IP Licensing Law Blog readers on some of the challenges that companies may face when negotiating an IP licensing deal with a start-up. In the years that I have worked […]

Successfully Managing Intellectual Property Disputes as an Early-Stage Start-up

Comments Off on Successfully Managing Intellectual Property Disputes as an Early-Stage Start-up Written by on September 11, 2014 | Posted in IP Licensing Litigation

TechCrunch posted an article this afternoon written by attorney David Soofian, which caught my attention, addressing the issue of what to do as a young start-up if you are sued for patent infringement.   In particular, the article addressed the challenges posed by so-called patent trolls, who use “weak patents to go after young tech […]

Trademark Commissioner Resigns over Allegations of Nepotism Law Violations

Comments Off on Trademark Commissioner Resigns over Allegations of Nepotism Law Violations Written by on September 8, 2014 | Posted in USPTO & Copyright Office Developments

Trademark Commissioner Deborah Cohn was reported by The Washington Times to have announced her resignation today after allegations were reportedly made against her that she had violated nepotism laws.  A Federal Times article from July provides some additional background on the reported scandal. This particular Washington scandal has received virtually no coverage outside of the […]

Getty Images Copyright Dispute Against Microsoft to Challenge Legality of Recently Released Widget

Comments Off on Getty Images Copyright Dispute Against Microsoft to Challenge Legality of Recently Released Widget Written by on September 5, 2014 | Posted in Commercialization of Intellectual Property, Copyright Cases of Interest, Copyright Infringement, IP Licensing Litigation

Getty Images made news in the copyright world this week by filing a complaint against Microsoft Corporation in the Southern District of New York  for “infringing and facilitating the massive infringement of [its] copyrights” through its release of the new Bing Image Widget service.  To review the full complaint, click here. The case is significant […]

Twitpic’s Abrupt Announcement to Shut Down over Trademark Dispute: Convenient Excuse or Full Story?

1 Comments Written by on September 4, 2014 | Posted in Trademark Filings, Trademark Litigation

Twitpic announced in a blog posting today that it will be shutting down on Sept. 25th over a trademark dispute with Twitter regarding the use of the name “twitpic.” Various media outlets have also covered the announcement such as  Wall Street Journal and Time. The reporting on this story has thus far not raised many […]

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