2102 ABA Journal Intellectual Property Law articles.
Courts are citing a recent U.S. Supreme Court case to justify rulings in favor of companies defending patent infringement claims.
The Supreme Court’s ruling in KSR International Co. v. Teleflex…
Aug 1, 2007 6:17 PM CDT
It was standing room only for business-suit types at Ocean Tomo’s Spring 2007 Live Intellectual Property Auction.
Aug 1, 2007 11:50 AM CDT
Lawyers for the founders a social networking Web site will get a chance to revise their infringement complaint against their big-name competitor, Facebook Inc.
But they may face an uphill…
Jul 26, 2007 8:29 PM CDT
A Microsoft lawyer who battles illegal copies of the company’s software sees “a real milestone” in yesterday’s seizure of more than $500 million worth of Chinese-made counterfeits.
The FBI and…
Jul 25, 2007 2:56 PM CDT
A Pennsylvania law firm has emerged unscathed from its trip through the “Wayback Machine.”
Judge Robert Kelly of Philadelphia has ruled Harding, Earley, Follmer & Frailey did not infringe a…
Jul 24, 2007 1:20 PM CDT
Patents may pave a path to litigation rather than profits, especially in the information technology industry, according to a study by two researchers.
They found that patent litigation in the…
Jul 16, 2007 5:40 PM CDT
Playing music on the Internet gets more expensive on Sunday—in some cases prohibitively so—because of inaction by a federal appeals court.
Sunday is the day that broadcast royalty rates will…
Jul 13, 2007 5:05 PM CDT
Big law firms are giving patent-litigation boutiques a run for their money.
IP Law & Business began surveying law firms in 2000 to determine their…
Jul 13, 2007 1:47 PM CDT
A federal judge has denied dueling motions in a patent infringement case that seek to disqualify the other side’s lawyers.
Senior U.S. District Judge William Schwarzer of San Francisco ruled…
Jul 6, 2007 1:10 PM CDT
Netflix has settled a suit that alleged Blockbuster stole its business method to charge subscribers a monthly fee to rent videos online.
Blockbuster revealed the settlement in a filing with…
Jun 28, 2007 8:39 PM CDT
A New York chef has sued a competitor for copying the look and feel of her restaurant.
Rebecca Charles, who owns the Pearl Oyster Bar in the West Village, says…
Jun 27, 2007 1:03 PM CDT
A federal judge in Manhattan today upheld a patent on the blood thinner Plavix.
U.S. District Judge Sidney Stein said Plavix’s maker, Sanofi-Aventis, was entitled to an injunction barring a…
Jun 19, 2007 5:52 PM CDT
Semiconductor maker Qualcomm has hired the DLA Piper law firm to help it battle accusations that it failed to turn over more than 35,000 documents in a patent infringement case.…
Jun 14, 2007 12:27 PM CDT
A federal statute that bars bootlegged copies of performances survived an initial review before a federal appeals court today.
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals based in New York…
Jun 13, 2007 7:49 PM CDT
A Los Angeles magistrate has ordered a Web search engine to collect customer data stored in random access memory in perhaps the first case to require such discovery.
TorrentSpy, a search engine that directs users to video files, is appealing the order, the Recorder reports. The company is being sued for copyright infringement by six movie studios seeking access to RAM to learn more about the files sought by site visitors.
Jun 13, 2007 12:24 PM CDT