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Supreme Court Extends Reach of Patentee to Recover Lost Foreign Profits

The Supreme Court on Friday held that WesternGeco, LLC (“WesternGeco”), owner of patents for a system used to survey the ocean floor, can recover profits from sales it lost outside the U.S. due to Ion Geophysical Corp.’s (“ION”) infringement of its patents. Under section §271(f) of the Patent Act, a company can be liable for … Continue Reading

Christian Louboutin Claims Victory in EU Court Trademark Battle Over Its Iconic Red-Soled Shoes

On Tuesday, June 12, 2018, the European Union’s (EU) highest court, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the CJEU) (La Cour de justice de l’Union européenne), held that French designer Christian Louboutin’s mark consisting of a color applied to the sole of a shoe is not subject to the EU’s prohibition of the … Continue Reading

The GDPR Protects Infringers, Not Brand Owners: It’s Now More Difficult to Fight Cybercrime

We’ve all read dozens of articles, blog posts, and tweets about how GDPR is coming. Unlike Game of Thrones’ much-promised winter, GDPR arrived relatively quickly. With all this lead up, the message has essentially been that the General Data Protection Regulation (the long and rarely used origin of the term GDPR): (a) originates from the … Continue Reading

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Effective May 25, 2018, Will Impact Many United States Businesses

Who: United States businesses that process (i.e., collect, store, or transmit) the personal information of EU residents in connection with offering goods or services in the EU (online or otherwise) are subject to the GDPR, regardless of whether the business has any physical presence in the EU or any payment is made by the EU … Continue Reading
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