Law Firms Hit With Copyright Suits Over USPTO Apps

Law360, Los Angeles (March 01, 2012, 3:51 PM ET) -- Publishers American Institute of Physics and John Wiley & Sons Inc. launched suits in Illinois and Minnesota federal courts Wednesday claiming two intellectual property law firms used copyrighted scientific journal articles in patent applications without permission.

The suits target major patent firms Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner PA and McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP for earning profits enforcing intellectual property rights for clients, even as they allegedly flouted the intellectual property rights of scientific journal publishers.

“Plaintiffs publish, sell and distribute journals, and license the copyrighted...
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Case Title

John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. et al


Case Number

1:12-cv-01446

Court

Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit

820(Copyright)

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Honorable Charles R. Norgle, Sr

Date Filed

February 29, 2012


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American Institute of Physics et al v. Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. et al


Case Number

0:12-cv-00528

Court

Minnesota

Nature of Suit

Copyright

Judge

Richard H. Kyle

Date Filed

February 29, 2012

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