CLE: Are You Satisfying Your Responsibilities As A Lawyer In Your Career?
Chicago IP Litigation
by R. David Donoghue
2w ago
On Wednesday, January 25, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. CT, The Richard Linn American Inn of Court and the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (“IPLAC”) are hosting an interactive panel discussion focusing on lessons learned in evaluating whether lawyers are satisfying their responsibilities competently and diligently, and with integrity and satisfaction.  In advance of the meeting, questions were posed to Inn members relating to issues addressed and lessons learned regarding our responsibilities as lawyers.  Questions might include: “how do you competently and dili ..read more
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Damages for Trade Secret Misappropriation
Chicago IP Litigation
by R. David Donoghue
2w ago
On Tuesday, January 24, 2023, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CT, the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (“IPLAC”) is hosting a panel discussion focusing on the complexities and nuances of trade secrets damages.  The panel is moderated by Timothy Oliver, Grogan, Hesse & Uditsky.  Panel members include: John Bone, CPA, Managing Director, Stout; and David Duski, Principal, Charles River Associates The virtual event is free for IPLAC Members and $15.00 for Non-Members.  Click here to register.  ..read more
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CLE: Navigating Common Sticking Points in Technology and Licensing Transactions
Chicago IP Litigation
by R. David Donoghue
3w ago
On Wednesday, January 18, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CT, the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) is hosting a discussion on navigating common sticking points in technology and licensing transactions.  IP licensing and technology transactions attorneys Cole Hardy, Walgreens and Francesca Cardillo, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP will discuss the most common sticking points in transaction involving IP, data, or technology, share negotiation tips and tricks, offer considerations to keep in mind for both licensor and licensee, and provide guidance on how to discuss th ..read more
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IPLAC Speed Networking
Chicago IP Litigation
by R. David Donoghue
3w ago
The Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) is presenting a series of speed networking events.  The next, live speed networking event will be Loyola University of Chicago’s School of Law in the 13th floor faculty lounge on Thursday, January 19, 2021 from 5:40 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CT.  The event is free for Members and $25.00 for Non-Members.  Please click here to register ..read more
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Judge Feinerman Returning to Private Practice
Chicago IP Litigation
by R. David Donoghue
1M ago
Congratulations to Judge Feinerman who has decided to retire from the federal bench and return to private practice at the end of the year. His thoughtful analysis, kind demeanor and thorough, well-reasoned opinions will be missed. Judge Feinerman’s move will create a third vacancy on the Northern District of Illinois bench. The others were created when Judge Norgle took inactive senior status in October and when Judge Dow left the bench to become counselor to Chief Justice Roberts ..read more
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Judge Dow Leaves Federal Bench to Become Chief Judge Roberts’ Counselor
Chicago IP Litigation
by R. David Donoghue
1M ago
Congratulations to Judge Dow. He left the Northern District bench to become Counselor to Chief Justice Roberts. As Counselor, Judge Dow will focus on “Court-wide policies and initiatives” and “matters of judicial administration.” Our local loss is the country’s game. Anyone who has appeared before Judge Dow knows that he is exceptionally bright and hard working. No doubt those traits will benefit him and the Supreme Court in his new role ..read more
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Patent litigators and patent lawyers representing generic pharmaceutical companies should be on the lookout for Patent Office’s PTA calculation mistakes
Chicago IP Litigation
by R. David Donoghue
3M ago
By Dinis Cheian on October 21, 2022 The following article by Dinis Cheian is an interesting analysis of patent extension calculation errors that Cheian claims to have found in the Patent Office’s software. I thought Chicago IP Blog readers would find it interesting. The Patent Office’s software is miscalculating the expiration extensions of some patents. Typically, a patent expires twenty years after the filing of the underlying application. However, the Patent Office extends patent terms to compensate for certain delays in processing applications. This extension is known as PTA. By default, t ..read more
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Claims and Affirmative Defenses Must be More than Bare Bones Allegations
Chicago IP Litigation
by R. David Donoghue
4M ago
H-D USA, LLC v. Partnerships & Unincorporated Assocs., No. 21 C 496, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 14, 2022) (Tharp, J.). Judge Tharp granted plaintiff Harley Davidson’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss defendant’s first counterlcaim and granted in part its motion to dismiss affirmative defenses in this trademark dispute involving HARLEY DAVIDSON marks. Defendants’ counterclaims were a bare list of legal conclusions without any supporting facts. The Court, therefore, dismissed them. Similarly, defendants’ statute of limitations, laches, estoppel, and implied license affirmative defens ..read more
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Trade Secret Plaintiff Cannot Avoid Forum Selection Clause by Dividing Claims
Chicago IP Litigation
by R. David Donoghue
4M ago
Nulogy Corp. v. Menasha Packaging Co. LLC, No. 21 C 1164, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 10, 2022) (Rowland, J.). Judge Rowland granted defendant Menasha’s motion to dismiss for forum non conveniens and denied defendant Deloitte’s as moot in this trade secret action involving supply chain software. The parties Agreement had a forum selection clause mandating that Canadian law governed and that any action related to the Agreement be brought in Toronto. While Nulogy’s claims are based in trade secret, not upon the Agreement, the forum selection clause still governed. The Supreme Court requires that fo ..read more
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Call for Nominations for the 2022 Don Dunner Leadership Award
Chicago IP Litigation
by R. David Donoghue
4M ago
The Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law has announced the 2022 Don Dunner Leadership Award will be presented at its 66th annual IP Conference on Friday, November 11, 2022.  The inaugural 2020 Award was presented to Hon. Pauline Newman, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The 2021 Award was presented to Mr. David Kappos, former Under Secretary of Commerce and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  To be eligible for consideration, award nominations must be submitted online by Monday, October 10, 2022, using ..read more
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