Intellectual Property Law

Opening Statements

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

Opening Statements

Hall and Oates sue food company over Haulin’ Oats granola

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’

First Amendment

First Amendment protects anti-abortion activist’s satirical use of NAACP name, 4th Circuit rules

Copyright Law

En banc 9th Circuit nixes earlier Google takedown order for ‘Innocence of Muslims’

Trademark Law

Rock band gets First Amendment rehearing in its quest for a trademark deemed disparaging

Business of Law

Head of IP boutique takes 8-lawyer team to Arnold & Porter

Real Estate & Property Law

Man is jailed for refusing to turn over Facebook and Twitter passwords in business bankruptcy case

Trademark Law

Band can’t trademark disparaging name, Federal Circuit says; judge raises First Amendment concerns

Legal Ethics

Alleged patent quotas spur whistleblower suit by fired L’Oreal in-house lawyer