Intellectual Property Law

National Pulse

Patent holders allege financial companies are misusing new post-grant review process for profit

Trademark Law

Is Reese Witherspoon’s name entitled to trademark protection? Judge weighs claims in actress’ suit

Legal Technology

IP analytics company Lex Machina is sold to LexisNexis; it plans expansion to new practice areas

Criminal Justice

Barefoot Bandit can’t profit from crime spree but studio pays $1M restitution to tell his life story

Copyright Law

Songwriter sues Huckabee over use of ‘Eye of the Tiger’ at campaign event

Copyright Law

YouTube to pay defense costs for some video creators facing takedown demands


Taylor Swift shakes off copyright suit; judge invokes her lyrics in opinion

Trials & Litigation

Our hamster toy looks nothing like Fox News anchor, says Hasbro in response to lawsuit

Opening Statements

‘Iconathon’ held by the PTO to create symbols for IP concepts

National Pulse

Chinese companies doing business in the US build barriers to legal remedies


Judge grants Hulk Hogan’s request to inspect Gawker’s computers

Internet Law

Amazon’s display of competitor brands doesn’t violate trademark, 9th Circuit says in reversal

Copyright Law

Standing issue gives Jay Z win in infringement suit over ‘Big Pimpin’’

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court to consider standard for enhanced damages in patent cases

Copyright Law

Google’s book copying project isn’t infringement, 2nd Circuit rules

Entertainment & Sports Law

Refilming ‘Escape from New York’ plot in outer-space setting violated copyright law, court rules

Intellectual Property Law

Apple infringed University of Wisconsin patent, jurors find; damages could be up to $862M

Intellectual Property

Customer suggestion yields ‘formal and legalistic’ response from IP lawyer

Copyright Law

City owes $117K in legal fees to critic it sued over meeting clips in his YouTube videos

Copyright Law

Donald Trump campaign is once again targeted for song use; is ASCAP license enough?