Intellectual Property Law
2108 ABA Journal Intellectual Property Law articles.
Three lawyers with Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel were spared sanctions but got no vindication in a federal judge’s critical decision earlier this week.
Jul 29, 2021 11:27 AM CDT
A federal appeals court has upheld sanctions of more than $100,000 against copyright lawyer Richard Liebowitz for lying to a New York federal judge and violating his orders.
Jul 26, 2021 1:35 PM CDT
Legal Services Corp. could receive largest funding increase under new legislation
The House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations approved on Thursday funding legislation that includes $600 million for the Legal…
Jul 16, 2021 4:40 PM CDT
Lateral hiring for associates increased in nearly all practice groups in the first quarter of 2021, with data privacy, entertainment and media and insurance practices showing the most activity, according to a legal data company.
Jul 16, 2021 11:35 AM CDT
A federal appeals court has upheld a judge’s nationwide order requiring a copyright lawyer to notify his clients and the courts handling his cases of the sanctions decision against him.
Jun 29, 2021 1:56 PM CDT
SCOTUS limits power of Patent Trial and Appeal Board
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that administrative judges on the Patent Trial and Appeal Board act as “principal officers” who…
Jun 21, 2021 4:01 PM CDT
A New Jersey lawyer’s remote practice from his home in Florida does not constitute the unlicensed practice of law in Florida, according to an advisory ethics opinion approved May 20 by the Florida Supreme Court.
May 24, 2021 11:51 AM CDT
Running a law practice in 2021 is no small feat. With the digitization of documents, filings and court calendaring systems, the added complexities involved in tracking that data can make it difficult to stay on top of the daily challenges of managing a thriving law firm and busy caseload. That’s where law practice management software comes in. It helps lawyers streamline their law firms from client intake to the final bill and beyond.
May 24, 2021 10:35 AM CDT
Nonlawyer employees of Trademark Express are not engaged in the practice of law, a federal judge said in a decision Tuesday.
Apr 8, 2021 1:57 PM CDT
Google did not violate copyright law when it copied a portion of Java programming language for use in its Android platform for smartphones, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday in a 6-2 decision
Apr 5, 2021 11:34 AM CDT
California judges must consider defendant’s ability to pay when setting bail, ruling says
The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that it is unconstitutional to keep criminal defendants behind bars simply…
Mar 26, 2021 3:14 PM CDT
Law school deans want more time for reporting employment outcomes
Citing the COVID-19 pandemic, law school deans have asked the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar…
Feb 12, 2021 4:27 PM CST
A federal appeals court has upheld a $1.5 million restitution order against a Minnesota lawyer who pleaded guilty in a scheme to upload porn to file-sharing websites and then sue people who downloaded it.
Feb 11, 2021 11:20 AM CST
John Van Amsterdam, a shareholder at Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, says events hosted via video conferencing platforms because of COVID-19 have provided a surprisingly effective avenue for building personal connections at the firm.
Feb 10, 2021 12:22 PM CST
Federal judge blocks Biden’s deportation moratorium
U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton of Texas has blocked President Joe Biden’s moratorium on many deportations. Tipton ruled Tuesday in a Texas lawsuit…
Jan 26, 2021 4:38 PM CST
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