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Equitable Estoppel Defense to Intellectual Property Infringement Claims in International Trade

Can an Equitable Estoppel Defense Win the Day in Intellectual Property Infringement Cases This blog post will be the first of a series dealing with this subject.  In completing my LLC (Master of Laws) in International Business Transactions at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, I spent the last 4 1/2 months studying the […]

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Interdigital Loses On International Patent Issue…Again

Inside an ITC International Patent Dispute Last week, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“ITC”) upheld, with modifications, its Administrative Law Judge’s (“ALJ”) June findings that neither ZTE Corp.’s devices nor Nokia’s phones (now made by Microsoft Corp.) violated InterDigital Inc.’s international patent rights. The ITC stated that it would release the reasoning in more detail […]

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U.S. International Trade Commission Issues Groundbreaking Stay on Cease and Desist

Why did the USITC issue a stay on a cease and desist order? On June 11, 2014, the United States International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a stay of a cease and desist order (“CDO”) for the first time in its history. The stay was issued in In the Matter of Certain Digital Models, Digital Data, […]

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Anti-Dumping Order is An International Trade Win For U.S Steel Pipe Makers

Why do anti-dumping measures benefit U.S. steel manufacturers? On August 22nd, U.S. Steel producers were handed a big win in an international trade case against six nations for dumping gas and oil pipe onto the United States market.  This decision comes after a complaint was filed last year by U.S. steel companies against foreign manufacturers […]

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Tax Inversion, Not a Yoga Move

What is a tax inversion and can it save your company money? Apple, Inc. made headlines this year when it managed to avoid over $70 million in taxes that the U.S. said the company owed to the federal government.  Estimates vary as to the amount of money Apple keeps offshore, but the numbers are consistently […]

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International Trademark Law

How International Trademark Laws Kept The “Apple Watch” Secret

Can international trademark laws keep your branding secrets? Over the past few months there have been many rumors and much speculation about Apple’s new product releases.  Two of those rumors, that new iPhones would include a much larger screen and the Apple would be launching a smart watch, turned out to be true.  September 9th […]

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Maine, International Trade, and Lobster

What do Maine, International Trade, and Lobster have in common? When one thinks of Maine, a few things come to mind: fresh lobster, cold winters, its beautiful coastline bordering the Atlantic Ocean.  Next on the list: international trade?  While it’s not currently the first thing to pop into the mind when thinking about Maine, that […]

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