McDonnell Boehnen Fires Back In Academic Publisher IP Suit

Law360, New York (June 3, 2013, 1:47 PM EDT) -- Law firm McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP rebutted a copyright infringement suit claiming it jilted two academic publishers by forwarding emails of copyrighted journal articles while pursuing patent applications, telling an Illinois federal judge Friday the publishers haven't shown they own the copyrights.

In May, John Wiley & Sons Ltd. and the American Institute of Physics asked the court in a partial summary judgment motion to find that when McDonnell Boehnen submitted their scientific journal articles to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, it made...
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