Copyright, Trademark Suits Netted Big Payouts In 2010

Law360, New York (December 27, 2010, 11:57 AM EST) -- While patent infringement cases featured prominently on the list of the 10 largest intellectual property judgments, settlements and verdicts in 2010, trademark and copyright suits made a splash as well, with large payouts in cases concerning digital technology and the still-murky world of Internet commerce.

Samsung Electronics Co., Apple Inc. and Microsoft Corp. agreed or were ordered to pay hundreds of millions of dollars over patent infringement claims in 2010, while other technology firms were hit with large copyright judgments. Meanwhile, Chinese counterfeiting operations were ordered...
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