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Diversity Q&A: ‘COVID-19 has already slowed change’

International06-01-2021Muireann Bolger

As we start 2021, WIPR asked IP lawyers for their thoughts on the legal sector’s progress in the area of diversity and inclusion, as well as the impact of the pandemic and the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement on these initiatives. Cecilia Sanabria, partner at law firm Finnegan, shares her thoughts.

ITC breaks new ground in IPR decision

United States18-12-2020Smith Brittingham

Litigators should pay close attention to a recent decision from the US International Trade Commission, Smith Brittingham of Finnegan writes.

Is AI pushing the envelope of IP protection?

17-11-2020Frank DeCosta, Aliza Carrano, Amanda Stephenson, Harry Feng

The USPTO has been gathering comments on the future of AI inventorship and patent eligibility. Frank DeCosta, Aliza Carrano, Amanda Stephenson and Harry Feng of Finnegan report on the findings.

Hidden depths: the problem of unconscious bias

International04-11-2020Muireann Bolger

Deep-rooted prejudices continue to blight the legal sector and its D&I efforts. But while many firms have introduced training programmes to tackle unconscious bias, it will take more than quick-fixes to change entrenched behaviour. Muireann Bolger reports.

The history and purpose of section 1782: will courts permit discovery into documents located abroad?

21-09-2020Lionel Lavenue, Ben Cassady and Joseph Myles

For many decades, section 1782 has enabled foreign parties to seek discovery in the US but unsettled jurisprudence around the act has led to confusion among different courts, as Lionel Lavenue, Ben Cassady and Joseph Myles of Finnegan report.

How to earn protection for trade secrets

07-09-2020Robert Yoches and Michelle Rice

Robert Yoches and Michelle Rice of Finnegan explore some of the recent requirements laid down by US courts.

Beating ‘wilful infringement’: a new alternative?

23-07-2020Lionel Lavenue, R. Benjamin Cassady, Kevin Spinella and Seth Bruneel

The most common tactics for defending allegations of wilful infringement can be risky and expensive. But a new Nevada court decision suggests there could be another way, as lawyers from Finnegan argue.

Patent ineligibility in Ericsson v TCL

China, United States12-05-2020Computer software, ElectronicsJeffrey D Smyth, Max Mauldin and Joseph Myles

In a significant 35 USC §101 ruling, the Federal Circuit has held that claims relating to an Ericsson patent were ineligible subject matter under the law, as Jeffrey D Smyth, Max Mauldin and Joseph Myles of Finnegan explain.

Breathing life into AI


As artificial intelligence research surges across the globe, WIPR looks at the effect that patent filings in this area will have on companies.

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