Intellectual Property Law

Copyright Law

‘Smoking gun’ evidence shows Happy Birthday lyrics are no longer protected by copyright, lawyers say

Copyright Law

Georgia sues Carl Malamud group, calls publishing state’s annotated code of laws online unlawful

Trials & Litigation

Bankruptcy firm chief sues ex-associate for $1M over alleged software conspiracy

Aviation & Space Law

Writers blast ‘airline seating from hell’: One calls for law to ban plan detailed in patent filing

Antitrust Law

Federal magistrate awards nearly $46M in legal fees in NCAA athlete-pay case

Legal Ethics

Is popular verein structure jeopardizing big firms? Dentons challenges conflict-of-interest ruling

First Amendment

NFL team’s First Amendment rights weren’t violated by loss of disparaging trademarks, judge rules

Opening Statements

Hall and Oates sue food company over Haulin’ Oats granola

Opening Statements

Jury sides with ‘the cop’ in copyright question over a Village People hit

Copyright Law

Artist sues Starbucks, says chain created ‘substantially similar’ works for Frappuccino ads

U.S. Supreme Court

Patent royalty superpowers have expired for inventor of Spider-Man toy, Supreme Court rules

Copyright Law

4th Circuit revives $10M ‘Somebody to Love’ suit against Justin Bieber and Usher

Internet Law

Google’s requests for law firm documents are an ‘abuse of the litigation process,’ filing contends

Trials & Litigation

Judge cuts $2.4M ‘Cadillac Escalade’ legal fee bid by Beastie Boys, OKs $700K ‘Honda Civic’ award

Trials & Litigation

Lawyer drops suit over ‘stupid patent of the month’ blog post featuring his patent

Media & Communications Law

Atlanta lawyer sues after his patent is featured in ‘stupid patent of the month’ blog post

Criminal Justice

Prosecutors seek forfeiture of motorcycle gang’s logo in racketeering case

National Pulse

New Innovation Act, aimed at ‘patent trolls,’ would require more details in infringement complaints

Copyright Law

Northwestern settles with ex-employee, will jointly publish book about infamous Chicago murder

Copyright Law

Led Zeppelin denies most allegations in ‘Stairway to Heaven’ suit, but admits ‘exceptional talent’