The IP Beacon, October 2010


Haynes and Boone, LLP IP Beacon

Haynes and Boone Welcomes Three New IP Litigators

Washington, D.C.

Partners Kyle Musgrove and Michael Shen each have extensive experience in all aspects of intellectual property litigation, with a particular focus on pharmaceutical litigation related to the Hatch-Waxman Act and representation of abbreviated new drug applicants.

Kyle Musgrove

Michael Shen

San Antonio

Partner Bill Nash is a registered patent attorney and litigator with more than 22 years of extensive national and international experience in all aspects of intellectual property, including everything from small user disputes to major patent infringement actions.

Bill Nash

David Harper, head of the firm's intellectual property litigation section, said:

"It is crucial to be able to provide coast-to-coast representation to clients facing major IP issues at a time when the industry is evolving and strong IP protection is critical to business objectives. These lawyers have the legal knowlege and critical technical experience required to understand complex technology and communicate comfortably and confidently with our clients."

The Intellectual Property Law Newsletter
of Haynes and Boone, LLP
October 2010

"Abbreviated" Biologics Applications: The Reality of Providing Biosimilar Products

Evert Uy Jeff Wolfson

The newly enacted follow-on Biologics legislation provides a regulatory pathway for approving biosimilar and interchangeable biologic drugs, along with tectonically shifting the patent clearance considerations compared to the Hatch-Waxman regime for small molecule pharmaceutical generics.
Read more.

Skip the Copyright Office and Proceed Directly to Suit?

Jason Bloom

The U.S. Supreme Court recently overturned the long-standing belief that a copyright registration is required before filing suit for copyright infringement. The ruling seems to be good news for copyright-holding plaintiffs.
Read more.

Counterfeiting and Piracy: Can It Be Quantified?

Joseph Mencher

The Government Accountability Office has released a study of the economic impacts of counterfeiting and piracy on consumers, industry, the government and the U.S. economy. While these are considered substantial problems, the news is not all bad.
Read more.

Insurance Coverage for E-Commerce Website-Related Patent Litigation

Theodore G. Baroody

Carmaker Hyundai successfully invoked the "advertising injury" clause of its insurance policies, which covered costs of defending a patent infringement lawsuit involving features on the company's e-commerce website. Business owners should review their own policies when similar matters arise.
Read more.

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