With respect to prior public uses and sales, evidence of such usage or sales anywhere in the world may potentially qualify as patent defeating prior art as contrasted with the old US statute where only uses and sales occurring within the US could qualify. The statutory language encompassing relevant prior art is also inclusive in nature as prior art that is ‘otherwise available...Read More
Background to the America Invents Act
Much has been said and written about the ‘America Invents Act’ or AIA, which has introduced the most profound and sweeping changes to the patent laws of the United States of America, since the modern day patent statute was codified in 1952, through Title 35 of the United States Code (USC). Many of the substantive features of the AIA have been...Read More
John Lane, the leading Lexis UK contributing author on intellectual property and information technology, published a 2 part article on The America Invents Act spanning issues such as:
Background to the America Invents Act
The AIA in comparison to European practice
Post Grant Review and Inter Partes Review (IPR)
‘First to file’ or ‘First inventor to file’ principle, and...Read More
On Saturday, September 19, 2015, Kevin
Murphy taught Trial Advocacy at the Fall Conference of the Asian-American Bar Association (AABANY). The AABANY Trial Advocacy Program at the Fall Conference provides young Asian American lawyers the opportunity to hone their trial skills in a setting very much like what they would face in a...Read More
Rob Garson was asked to comment in Newsweek on the MTA’s retroactive decision to ban a pro-muslim advertisement.
Garson said the MTA has “decided to use a sledgehammer to crack a nut.”
“They don’t want to be making these tough decisions…. Its much easier to put things into an all or nothing situation from their policing perspective,” … “It would it be nice if every...Read More
There have been moves by the MTA to limit the content of advertisements that appear on its properties. In a Newsweek article Rob Garson of GS2Law commented that the MTA’s policy
“could sanitize satire within the commercial context. As long as you’re saying, ‘Go and buy this,’ that’s fine. But if you’re saying, ‘Our shoes ar large, therefore de Blasio might not like them,’ that could fall...Read More
March 2, 2015 – New York, NY – Garson, Segal, Steinmetz, Fladgate LLP has announced that Kevin Murphy is ending his 14 Year relationship with Frommer Lawrence and Haug to join the Chelsea based Intellectual Property boutique to head up Asian growth.
“Kevin is sheer quality,” says managing partner Rob Garson, “A proven patent litigator and pharmaceutical lawyer of...Read More
In a Law360 article entitled “Barclays Fighting To Hold On To ‘Lehman Brothers’ Trademark”, Bill Donahue writes:
“Barclays PLC has largely discarded the “Lehman Brothers” brand since it acquired much of the bankrupt investment firm during the 2008 financial crisis, but court records show that it’s now fighting at the trademark office to prove that it still...Read More
Chris Fladgate and Robert Garson were asked to present a paper on Arbitration, the Beth Din and its wider commercial applicability. Title “Religious Courts & Alternative Dispute Resolution” – Aspen, 2014.
Aaron Thomas embezzlement claims dropped
Former MasterChef contestant Aaron Thomas has $7.6m embezzlement claims dropped
Published: September 11, 2014 – 9:34PM
Aaron Thomas, the 26-year-old former contestant on MasterChef Australia, who was accused of embezzling more than $US 7 million ($7.6 million) from his own company, has had the allegations dismissed.
Thomas, who was...Read More
The Observer Scores One …ent | New York Observer
The Observer Scores One for the First Amendment
By Ken Kurson | 05/19/14 10:34am
An important legal victory in support of a free press occurred in a Manhattan court on Thursday, made all the more delicious because the victor was the New York Observer.
Here’s what happened.
On December 11, 2012, the New York Post ran a story...Read More
The public seems to revel at the first hint of a wholesome star-type beginning to go supernova. It means column inches for the journos, renewed copyright opportunities for the paps, repetitive strain injury for the bloggers, declarations of undying love from diehard fans and blunt tweets from Seth Rogen.
The story is trite and hackneyed but like Hollywood, the tried and tested formulas not...Read More
“Pink, it’s my new obsession” sang Steve Tyler and also it seems it is for Victoria’s Secret. So blinded is Lesley Wexner’s VS with desire to own the mark “Pink” that they have forgotten the spanking Thomas Pink doled out last year in Ohio.
This battle has genuinely conflicted me, as a British lawyer, working in the States with a number of clients in...Read More
Over the last few years the dissipation of a person’s image has not only become ubiquitous but it has been embraced by many. The impact on privacy or publicity rights of the Instagram culture will be discussed in a series of articles over the course of the year, which will analyze the law as it currently stands in different jurisdictions to see if the legislatures are lagging behind.