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EU Court: This Bud’s for Anheuser

A European court ruled today that Anheuser-Busch may use Budweiser and Bud brand names on merchandise such as T-shirts and barbecue sauce.

Reuters reports that Czech brewer…

Motion Claims 35,000 Documents Withheld

A pending motion for sanctions claims chip maker Qualcomm failed to turn over more than 35,000 discovery documents in a patent infringement case.

Qualcomm had sued rival semiconductor maker Broadcom…

Patent Reform Pending

The Senate Judiciary Committee will consider legislation today that makes it more difficult to obtain patents and lowers penalties for infringement.

Critics contend the present system favors those who obtain…

Rival Outfoxed by PA DA’s Ballot Move

An incumbent Pennsylvania prosecutor who is professionally known by her maiden name, Fox, pulled a fast one on him at election time, contends her rival, whose middle name is also…

Howrey Conflict Alleged

A company that owns several patents is seeking to disqualify Howrey from representing a defendant it sued for infringement.

San Francisco company Friskit Inc. says in a May 25 motion…

Help Wanted: Hedge Fund Mole

Hedge fund managers are sending patent litigators to court to report on the outcome of patent litigation.

Ron Laurie, of Inflexion Point Strategy, an IP investment bank, told

Andy Griffith Wins Right to Run for Sheriff

Although he lost resoundingly the last time around, Andy Griffith can continue to run for sheriff in Grant County, Wis., a federal judge has ruled.

The federal court in Madison,…

Vonage Cites Patent Ruling, Seeks Retrial

Vonage Holdings is citing the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent patent ruling in a motion seeking a retrial of a patent infringement case.

Vonage filed the motion…

Google Cites Law’s Protections in Copyright Case

A response filed by Google in a copyright infringement suit says it is protected from liability by safe-harbor clauses in a 1998 federal law.

Viacom Inc. claims Google infringes its…

Patent Ruling Has Broad Reach

The U.S. Supreme Court decision yesterday making it more difficult to obtain patents on new products is one of its more important patent rulings in years.

The…

Mixing IP with Mmmmmm

There’s a multipage nondisclosure agreement that visitors must sign before they’re allowed in the kitchen at Moto restaurant in Chicago. And some of the food prepared by executive chef Homaro…

Crisis Pending

Can a patent on a legal strategy prevent a client from taking your advice? The courts may soon decide.

Supreme Court Rules on Two Patent Cases

In two patent decisions today, the U.S. Supreme Court made it easier to challenge patents on new products and declined to extend U.S. anti-infringement standards abroad.

In one case, the…

Vonage Back in Business While Appeal Proceeds

Despite allegedly infringing several voiceover patents held by Verizon Communications Inc., Internet upstart Vonage Holdings Corp. can continue in business as usual against the telephone giant while its appeal of…

Chinese Court Orders Yahoo Fine

A Chinese court has ordered Yahoo Inc. to pay about $27,000 for infringing the copyrights of music companies, the Associated Press reports.

The suit brought by…

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