The IP Beacon, October 2010
The IP Beacon is a Haynes and Boone Newsletter highlighting current issues in Intellectual Property Law. Articles featured in the Ocrober 2010 issue include:
"Abbreviated" Biologics Applications: The Reality of Providing Biosimilar Products
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.
Skip the Copyright Office and Proceed Directly to Suit?
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.
Counterfeiting and Piracy: Can It Be Quantified?
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.