The city of Hong Kong is located within a special administrative region of China on the eastern Pearl River Delta in South China. The city became a British Colony in the early part of the 19th century until it was transferred to China on July 1, 1997.
The federal court system provides parties with the opportunity to engage in a broad level of discovery. Discovery is the formal process through which litigation participants exchange information that is relevant to the case. As a result, many plaintiffs will avoid doing extensive pre-planning before bringing a lawsuit and rely on the ability to obtain broad discovery, to their detriment.
I belong to a networking group that requires me to make a short presentation every week on a topic that relates to my law practice. I usually like to present something about a celebrity inventor to give the members some idea as to what types of things that people invent and, in some cases, seek to patent.
Conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham published a book titled Shut Up and Sing, which was directed at celebrities who expressed their opinions on various political issues. The phrase sort of became her tagline.
If you read this blog, you will notice that I tend to write a few posts about Supreme Court opinions in intellectual-property (IP) cases. The Supreme Court usually issues at least three to four IP opinions in a year. These opinions are often issued in May or June of a given year, right before the Court’s term ends.
Venue in patent-infringement lawsuits continues to be a heavily contested issue. As I indicated in my June 29, 2017 blog, the Supreme Court made a major change to patent law by narrowing its interpretation of the patent venue statute, 35 U.S.C. § 1400, in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, 581 U.S. ___ (2017).
The Supreme Court issued a recent decision that represents good news for copyright registrants. In Unicolors, Inc. v. H&M Hennes & Mauritz, L. P., 595 U.S. ___ (February 24, 2022), the Court held that a minor error of law by a copyright registrant did not invalidate a copyright registration.
Myanmar has been identified as a potential source of low-cost manufacturing since at least 2014. Unfortunately, a recent coup and the COVID crisis have threatened the country’s status as an emerging economy.