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Author
Mark Evans, Partner and Graham Hood, Partner, Smart & Biggar
Publication Date
05/05/2020
4 pages

This article outlines five key considerations for in-house counsel looking to cost-effectively enforce trademark rights in Canada.

Articles
Publication Date
05/05/2020
4 pages

This article explains the top ten amendments to the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) that were made after the 2018 American midterm elections. These new amendments affect Canadian IP law .

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Interest Area: Intellectual Property
Region: Canada
Articles
Author
Justin L. Krieger, Managing Partner, Denver Office, John C. Alemanni, Mr. Morlock, and David Reed, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
Publication Date
05/08/2020
47 pages

In this ACC Guide, an overview of recent developments in post-grant proceedings before the United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board are explained. With relatively new administrative proceedings developed for challenging competitor grants, in-house counsel will need to familiarize themselves with this knowledge to prepare for hearings.

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Interest Area: Intellectual Property
Region: United States
1 person found this helpful.
Articles
Author
Urszula McCormack, Partner, and Scott Farrell, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
Publication Date
06/18/2020
3 pages

Digital identities are a set of attributes that can allow an individual to be represented in a digital form in a online environment. In this article, in-house counsel will learn the basics of how digital identities interact and why they're so important in a global environment. This resource was published in March 2019.

Articles
Author
Evelyne Yeung, Senior Associate, Oldham, Li and Nie
Publication Date
08/03/2020
4 pages

This article discusses the highlights of reform to the Hong Kong patent system.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Intellectual Property
Region: Hong Kong
Articles
Author
Anna Chan, Partner, Martin Tse, Associate, and Lok Ho, Trainee Solicitor, Oldham, Li & Nie
Publication Date
08/03/2020
3 pages

This article explores Hong Kong brand trademark laws, including parallel imports, the exhaustion principle, and use of copyright law.

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Interest Area: Intellectual Property
Region: Hong Kong
Articles
Author
Brittany Knutson, Associate, and Christopher Varas, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Publication Date
08/06/2020

As social media has taken an increasingly central role in building brands and promoting businesses, in-house counsel need to keep related legal issues top-of-mind. In this Top Ten, learn how to navigate the non-stop world of social media marketing.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Intellectual Property
Region: United States
Audience: Mid-Career, New to In-House
Articles
Author
Sheldon Hamilton, Partner, Smart & Biggar LLP, Barrister and Solicitor Patent and Trademark Agent, and Nancy Pei, Partner, Smart & Biggar LLP, Barrister and Solicitor Patent and Trademark Agent
Publication Date
01/27/2022

Patented medicine regulations in Canada can be complex and the review process is fast-paced. In this Top Ten, in-house counsel will learn the essential points of how to prepare for the "Regulations" review. Editor's note: This article was updated to reflect recent developments; a prior version of this article was published on August 6, 2020.

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Region: Canada
Checklists
Author
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Publication Date
08/21/2020
2 pages

Checklist, US

Author
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Publication Date
08/21/2020
3 pages
Resource Details
Interest Area: Intellectual Property
Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Publication Date
08/21/2020
3 pages

This is a copyright assignment agreement.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Intellectual Property
Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Publication Date
08/21/2020
2 pages
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Publication Date
08/21/2020
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Publication Date
08/21/2020
2 pages
Resource Details
Interest Area: Intellectual Property
Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Publication Date
08/21/2020
5 pages
Resource Details
Interest Area: Intellectual Property
Region: United States
Checklists
Author
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Publication Date
08/21/2020
11 pages
Resource Details
Interest Area: Intellectual Property
Region: United States
1 person found this helpful.
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Publication Date
08/21/2020
5 pages
Resource Details
Interest Area: Intellectual Property
Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Publication Date
08/21/2020
7 pages
Resource Details
Interest Area: Intellectual Property
Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Publication Date
08/21/2020
2 pages
Resource Details
Interest Area: Intellectual Property
Region: United States
Checklists
Author
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Publication Date
08/21/2020
4 pages
Resource Details
Interest Area: Intellectual Property
Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Publication Date
08/21/2020
7 pages
Resource Details
Interest Area: Intellectual Property
Region: United States
Articles
Author
Joel Bush, Partner, Allen Garrett, Partner, and Ben Richardson, Associate, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Publication Date
12/15/2020
65 pages

This ACC Guide provides an overview on trade secrets in the United States. It will explain the legal framework that in-house counsel can use to inform, protect, and provide guidance when dealing with trade secrets, intellectual property usage, and what you company might face in attempting to protect certain information.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Intellectual Property
Region: United States
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, CLO / GC, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Joel Bush, Partner, Allen Garrett, Partner, and Ben Richardson, Associate, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Publication Date
12/15/2020
5 pages

In this Sample Exit Interview Form, a United States Company is categorizing access to tools and information from the former employee.

Resource Details
Region: United States
Audience: Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Publication Date
12/15/2020
1 pages

In this example of possible "Notice" language about Whistleblower Immunity, language is constructed to inform a possible whistleblower of their rights and immunity.

Resource Details
Region: United States
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, CLO / GC, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Publication Date
12/15/2020
1 pages

In this Sample Acknowledgement Form, an incoming employee is reviewing and acknowledging the trade secrets policy the hiring company has instituted.

Resource Details
Region: United States
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
David Chambers, Senior Counsel, Smith & Nephew, and Rosaline Oskanian
Publication Date
12/15/2020
6 pages

In this Sample Trade Secret Policy, in-house counsel can review informative language about trade secrets and how to define them for potential new employees in the United States.

Resource Details
Region: United States
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Nancy Pei, Partner, Alice Tseng, Partner, Toronto Office and Daphne Lainson, Partner, Chair of Firm, Ottawa Office, Smart & Biggar LLP
Publication Date
01/27/2022

Canada is an attractive market for pharmaceutical manufacturers. Most Canadian consumers have some form of drug coverage through government programs and/or private insurance. Below are ten patent and regulatory topics that in-house counsel need to know before bringing an innovative product to Canada. Editor's note: This article was updated to reflect recent developments; a prior version of this article was published on December 16, 2020.

Resource Details
Region: Canada
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Nancy Pei, Partner, Smart & Biggar LLP and Brian Coggio, Fish & Richardson PC
Publication Date
10/15/2020
5 pages

In September 2017, amendments to the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations introduced a new scheme for pharmaceutical patent linkage litigation in Canada. That scheme is now much closer to the United States' (US) Hatch-Waxman scheme, but with remaining key differences that are explained in this article.

Resource Details
Region: Canada, United States
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Nancy P. Pei, Partner, Smart & Biggar LLP, and Daniel Wise, Carpmaels & Ransford LLP
Publication Date
10/15/2020
4 pages

Amendments to the Canadian Patent Act and enactment of the Certificate of Supplementary Protection Regulations flowing from the Canada-European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) in September 2017 introduced a new framework in Canada for the issuance of Certificates of Supplementary Protections (CSPs). Key aspects of the two regimes, Canada's and the EU's, are compared in this chart.

Resource Details
Region: Canada, European Union
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Publication Date
12/28/2020

Understand the implications of the Brexit agreement of December 24, 2020 between the United Kingdom and the European Union.

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