Donald Trump's presidential campaign was hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit Tuesday from the photographer behind an infamous image of a bowl of Skittles that one of the candidate's sons used to illustrate the supposed danger of Syrian refugees in the U.S.
A Florida federal judge Friday ordered live testimony from attorneys at the center of cosmetics maker Hard Candy LLC's bid to have Jones Day disqualified as opposing counsel in a trademark suit over the design of Procter & Gamble Co.'s Katy Perry CoverGirl products.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and companies including Samsung have asked a judge to toss a suit challenging the USPTO’s decision to extend filing deadlines during a major power outage by declaring several days to be “federal holidays,” saying the plaintiff lacks standing.
FeraDyne Outdoors LLC, an outdoor sporting goods company, asked the U.S. International Trade Commission on Thursday to block imports of counterfeit arrowheads from China and issue a cease and desist order to the individuals and companies allegedly selling the infringing goods.
SightSound Technologies has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Federal Circuit’s finding that it is jurisdictionally barred under the high court’s Cuozzo decision from considering if the Patent Trial and Appeal Board erred when it invalidated two SightSound patents challenged by Apple Inc. on grounds Apple didn't explicitly raise.
Crowell & Moring LLP has added an Employee Retirement Income Security Act and Affordable Care Act partner in its corporate, health care, tax and labor and employment groups. Goodwin Procter LLP grew its life sciences practices through a partner from U.S. Food and Drug Administration boutique Kleinfeld Kaplan & Becker LLP, and a UnitedHealth Group attorney has joined Faegre Baker Daniels’ insurance and health practices.
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board on Thursday declined to reconsider its invalidation of several claims of two VirnetX network security patents asserted against Apple in light of the patent owner’s allegation that another petitioner challenging the claims did not identify all interested parties.
In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, English soccer club Arsenal takes on a cider brand named for Pittsburgh's historic Allegheny Arsenal, the Chicago Cubs file even more trademark cases, and Microsoft goes after a Japanese industrial giant over "Surface."
A Virginia federal judge has reconsidered his earlier ruling and found that an Orbcomm vehicle-tracking patent asserted against rival CalAmp is invalid for claiming only an abstract idea, saying he changed his mind due to a recent Federal Circuit decision.
Volkswagen AG has pushed the Federal Circuit to uphold a final ruling by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board finding that a catalyst company’s challenged claims over a gas pollutant treatment patent are unpatentable due to prior art, arguing the company’s appeal is generally unsupportable.
Measuring instrument company TSI Inc. wants a Washington federal judge to overturn and dismiss a $5.1 million jury verdict against it that found the former A.H. Lundberg Associates Inc. customer hired away a vital Lundberg employee and stole secret wood-drying technology, saying on Thursday that there is no evidence pointing to legally protectable trade secrets.
The Intellectual Property Owners Association recently stepped into a Canada Supreme Court dispute over an AstraZeneca Canada Inc. patent that was asserted against Apotex Inc. but nixed under the controversial "promise doctrine," urging the court to abolish the doctrine from Canadian IP law.
A small drugmaker is heading to the Supreme Court to challenge a Fourth Circuit ruling that Bayer AG could file a trademark lawsuit over a foreign brand name that it had never used in the U.S. market.
Greenspoon Marder PA announced on Thursday that it has opened a Nashville, Tennessee, office and has simultaneously launched an intellectual property practice group, which will be led by a former Stites & Harbison PLLC lawyer who is an accomplished patent attorney and scientist.
The Texas Supreme Court on Friday denied a request from commercial sign vendor Tesoro Corp. to review its name infringement suit and reverse a decision favoring Tesoro Petroleum Corp., leaving in place a lower appellate ruling that the sign company hadn't proven it would be irreparably harmed by the petroleum company’s use of the name.
The company behind Poo-Pourri, a line of toilet deodorizing products and a cheeky viral video advertisement, dumped a lawsuit on the Canadian maker of the “Poopee Chic” product line in Texas federal court Thursday, alleging trademark infringement and dilution.
Chicago-based boutique firm SpencePC has hired a senior intellectual property litigator as partner and two new associates to bolster its intellectual property and complex litigation practice, the firm said Wednesday.
The U.S. International Trade Commission terminated an investigation into whether Fitbit Inc. stole trade secrets from Jawbone on Thursday, saying that it did not find a need to review an earlier decision that cleared Fitbit Inc. of the allegations.
A Wisconsin federal judge has sanctioned two individuals for withholding photographs subpoenaed in a copyright infringement lawsuit by two sports photographers but refused to sanction their counsel, finding that he did not represent them in the instant matter despite the confusion caused by his representation of them in another case.
A California judge who once ordered Hustler’s Larry Flynt gagged for courtroom obscenities said Thursday that in his 50 years on the bench he’s never “seen anything” like the contempt two brothers in a trade secrets battle with NuScience Corp. have shown for court orders.
An Off-Broadway puppet parody of popular 1980s sitcom "The Golden Girls" has spurred a New York state lawsuit by the creator of a near-identical show that debuted in Australia in 2013, who is alleging the New York production is a ripoff.
While patent quality is unquestionably important, it is a fool's errand to seek automotive-level quality. Nor do we find a panacea by looking to other patent systems, says David Kappas, a partner with Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP and former director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Samsung was joined by the U.S. Department of Justice in suggesting that a fact-finder conduct a test to determine how much of the value of a technology product was due to its design patents. That approach appears tailor-made for consumer research. The precedents come from litigation over infringement of utility patents, say Betsy Gelb, a professor at the University of Houston's Bauer College of Business, and Gabriel Gelb of Endeavor Management.
I went to the law books, where I discovered the crime of “obstruction of justice,” and realized I was right in the middle of a criminal conspiracy. I didn't fully understand my conduct during Watergate until — decades later — I learned about the psychology of cover-up at work, says John Dean, who served as White House counsel for President Richard Nixon.
Somewhat surprisingly, very few of the dozens of "trial pros" who have been interviewed by Law360 have revealed the secret to effective trial preparation that is vital to their success. But ultimately, the “secret” to effective trial preparation is not actually a secret, says Jamin Soderstrom of Soderstrom Law PC.
Recent federal court decisions in Adams Arms and TriZetto support the interpretation that any post-Defend Trade Secrets Act misappropriation — including continued misappropriation commenced prior to DTSA enactment — is subject to the DTSA. Consequently, trade secret claimants may have even easier access to federal court than previously thought, say Casey Griffith and Michael Barbee of Griffith Bates Champion Harper LLP.
On Dec. 1, 2016, several important amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure take effect. The most impactful amendment is the shortening of the permissible length of appellate briefs, which will affect many appeals and will have a particularly significant impact on complex appeals such as patent cases, says Matthew Dowd of Dowd PLLC.
The Federal Circuit's recent obviousness decision in Apple v. Samsung contradicts almost 200 years of consistent U.S. Supreme Court precedent. The mistake in the en banc majority opinion was not in how it applied the standards of review, but rather in the question to which it applied them, say attorneys with Shearman & Sterling LLP.
In this weekly column, real-life New York City jury consultant and psychologist Roy Futterman parses fact from fiction in "Bull," the new TV series about a fictional NYC jury consultant/psychologist. Spoiler alert ...
While the consolidation of agribusiness has a significant effect on the global food supply, it is unlikely that the Bayer-Monsanto merger will have an anti-competitive impact from an intellectual property perspective, say Randall Brown and Catherine Reynolds of Haynes and Boone LLP.
The most commonly used forms of owner-architect agreements are from the American Institute of Architects. The terms are generally favorable to the architect, but regardless of the form used, if the owner wants to acquire certain rights — either a license to use the instruments of service or an outright copyright assignment — they should be addressed in the agreement, say attorneys with Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP.