Intellectual Property Transactions

  • Intellectual Property Newsletter

    January 2018

    Shearman & Sterling’s IP litigation team has published its latest newsletter.  The newsletter addresses a number of current IP topics, ranging from the constitutionality and judicial reviewability of inter partes review to 2017 highlights of the Lanham Act in the entertainment industry.

  • Video: Altman on FinTech and M&A—Protecting Intellectual Property

    11 Jul 2017

    Jordan Altman discusses the necessary steps—from developing source code to active filings—in protecting a FinTech company’s intellectual property rights during an M&A transaction, and looks at the industry’s bright future ahead.

  • Intellectual Property Newsletter

    June 2017

    Shearman & Sterling’s IP litigation team has published its quarterly newsletter. The newsletter covers a wide range of current IP topics: the Supreme Court’s TC Heartland patent-venue decision, the constitutionality of inter partes review, the Federal Circuit’s interpretation of the AIA on-sale bar and its recent holdings on attorneys’ fees and CBM review, whether a patent can expire before it issues, an update on IPR estoppel under Section 315(e), passage of the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act, and a summary of the Supreme Court’s Matal v. Tam decision, holding that the trademark disparagement clause is unconstitutional.   

  • Altman and Serrato Contribute to Mergermarket Report on Data Privacy Issues in M&A

    28 Mar 2017

    Partner Jordan Altman (New York-IP Transactions) and counsel Jeewon Kim Serrato (San Francisco-Privacy & Data Protection) contributed to a Mergermarket report on data privacy considerations in M&A transactions.  The article discusses the due diligence process, negotiating agreements and the evolving regulatory landscape.

  • Fifth Annual Report Reviews Global Antitrust Developments

    20 Mar 2017

    Shearman & Sterling’s 2017 Antitrust Annual Report reflects our lawyers’ experience and insights on key antitrust risks affecting our clients’ businesses.

  • Intellectual Property Newsletter

    March 2017

    Shearman & Sterling’s IP litigation team has published its quarterly newsletter. The newsletter covers a wide range of current IP topics: updated predictions on patent policy under the Trump administration; recent happenings at the Federal Circuit, such as significant scaling back of CBM eligibility, trends in remanding PTAB obviousness determinations, and jurisdiction over patent owner challenges to PTAB IPR time-bar decisions; district court splits on the scope of IPR estoppel; and the Supreme Court’s tackling of patent venue, design patent damages, and liability under Section 271(f)(1).

  • Government Surveillance Under a Trump Administration

    19 Dec 2016

    As the transition of power from President Barack Obama to President-elect Donald Trump continues, industry and consumer-protection groups continue to scrutinize Trump’s appointments, policy positions and tweets for insight into what a Trump administration might mean for privacy and data security. 

  • Intellectual Property Newsletter

    Nov 2016

    Shearman & Sterling’s IP litigation team has published its quarterly newsletter. The newsletter covers a number of current IP topics, including patent venue, Federal Circuit jurisdiction to review PTAB decisions, the expanding scope of attorney fees in IP cases, proposed Patent Office rule changes, disparaging trademarks, and copyright in features of useful articles.

  • Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands: Supreme Court Evaluating Copyrights in Features of Useful Articles

    Nov 2016

    On May 2, 2016, the Supreme Court granted Star Athletica, LLC’s petition for a writ of certiorari on the following question: “What is the appropriate test to determine when a feature of a useful article is protectable under section 101 of the Copyright Act?”

  • Cuozzo Did Not Alter Federal Circuit’s Lack of Jurisdiction Over PTAB Institution Decisions

    Nov 2016

    Since the inception of post-grant review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”), the Federal Circuit has consistently held that it lacks jurisdiction over the Board’s decisions as to whether to institute proceedings and reconsideration thereof.17


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