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Intellectual Property and Technology Guide to Going Global 2018

DLA Piper’s Guide to Going Global – Intellectual Property and Technology, outlines crucial aspects of IPT laws in 41 jurisdictions that are particularly relevant to businesses seeking to expand their operations globally. We also summarize some fundamental commercial terms that customarily appear in IPT-related agreements. You will find answers to such common questions as: Which jurisdictions recognize … Continue Reading

Intellectual property basics for startups: trade secrets

The crown jewels of a typical technology company are often found in its intellectual property portfolio. Having a good basic understanding of intellectual property protection is essential for entrepreneurs to extract value out of their company’s key assets and manage opportunities and risk arising from them. Among these key assets is the trade secret. Our colleague … Continue Reading

Considerations when expanding globally

This article by our colleagues Ute Krudewagen and Yana Zubareva provides an overview of the key issues to consider when scaling your business globally. While international expansion remains at the forefront of the expansion plans of many companies, risks also abound. In particular, regulatory risk has become one of the major concerns associated with international expansion. Click here to read … Continue Reading

IP & Tech News: Text, Blood and Rock ‘N’ Roll

  As we all know, the EU’s GDPR understandably received a lot of attention in 2017.  At the same time, of course, we can’t lose sight of other jurisdictions.  In our 2017 Q4 issue of Intellectual Property and Technology News (North America), our colleagues deliver an instructive study of eDiscovery rules, address global cybersecurity and data … Continue Reading

What’s patentable about software?

What is a software patent? When do you need a software patent? What types of software are patentable? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this article written by Boston-based partner, Larissa Park.… Continue Reading

Trade secrets are more important, and trade secret litigation is more common: 7 questions to ask yourself about protecting your company

In today’s business environment, trade secrets have become much more important, and trade secret litigation much more common.  Three long-term trends– (i) reduction in patenting and corresponding increase in keeping technical information secret; (ii) ease and frequency of trade secret theft; and (iii) better and more venues for trade secret litigation– make the identification, protection … Continue Reading

UK widens the scope of patent protection

On July 12th, the English Supreme Court introduced a major change to English patent law, extending the potential scope of protection of a patent beyond the interpretation of its claims to variants which achieve substantially the same result in substantially the same way as the invention of the patent.  To read more about the case … Continue Reading

Announcing Our New Handbook: GLOBAL PATENT LAWS

We are thrilled to announce the launch of DLA Piper’s newest handbook, Global Patent Laws. Global Patent Laws is designed to provide you with an overview of the key patent laws and dispute resolution procedures that are relevant to businesses operating in key jurisdictions around the world. For each of these jurisdictions, the handbook covers … Continue Reading
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