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Intellectual Property Law

2102 ABA Journal Intellectual Property Law articles.

Patent Rulings Favoring Defendants

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…

IP, Going Once ... Twice

It was standing room only for business-suit types at Ocean Tomo’s Spring 2007 Live Intellectual Property Auction.

Judge Skeptical of Facebook Suit

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…

Counterfeit Arrests a ‘Milestone’

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…

Firm’s Archive Search Not Illegal

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…

Patent Profits Elusive

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…

The Day the Internet Music Dies

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…

Big Firms Rise in IP Survey

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…

Dueling Motions Denied

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…

Video Rivals Settle Patent Dispute

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…

Suit Claims Restaurant a Copy

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…

Plavix Patent Upheld

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…

Qualcomm Hires DLA Piper

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.

Anti-Bootlegging Law Upheld

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…

E-Discovery Order May Be a First

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.

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