Intellectual Property

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Latest News in Intellectual Property

  • May 26, 2017

    Kardashians' Hands Not Unclean, 9th Circ. Says In IP Row

    The Ninth Circuit on Friday refused to lift a preliminary injunction barring a cosmetics company from using trademarks held by Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian, saying the company hadn’t shown any evidence the sisters had “unclean hands.”

  • May 26, 2017

    'Place Of Business' To Be New Patent Venue Battleground

    Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision limiting where patent suits can be filed, attorneys foresee heated battles in court over what constitutes a company’s “place of business” for venue purposes, as patent owners aim to blunt the ruling’s impact and keep cases in their favored districts.

  • May 26, 2017

    NJ Can't Deny Deductions For Software Co.'s Licensing Deals

    A Texas-based software company scored a partial victory in its $7 million lawsuit over taxes and penalties sought by New Jersey when a judge ruled in a decision released Friday that it was unreasonable for the Garden State to deny deductions for software license payments the company made to its corporate parent.

  • May 26, 2017

    Sprint Denied New Trial In Middle Man Phone Reseller Suit

    Sprint lost its bid for a new trial in its dispute with a phone reseller accused of violating the mobile giant's contract terms, a federal judge ruled Friday, flatly denying Sprint’s request for a redo.

  • May 26, 2017

    Texas Justices Dump Damages In Noncompete Fight

    In a noncompete dispute between two health care services companies, the Texas Supreme Court on Friday held insufficient evidence supported a jury's $4.2 million lost profits award and that a $1.1 million punitive award was too high in light of the reduced actual damages.

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Intellectual Property

Areas of Coverage

  • LITIGATION
  • Infringement suits over patents, copyrights, and trademarks
  • Patent Trial and Appeal Board disputes
  • Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) litigation
  • Section 301 cases
  • Trade secrets disputes
  • Licensing and royalty fights
  • Right-of-publicity suits
  • Antitrust disputes involving IP issues
  • AGENCIES
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Copyright Office
  • U.S. International Trade Commission
  • World Intellectual Property Organization
  • POLICY & REGULATION
  • Patent reform legislation and related bills in Congress
  • Efforts to streamline international intellectual property law
  • ENFORCEMENT
  • Piracy and counterfeiting actions
  • International trade disputes involving IP issues
  • PROFILES
  • Personnel moves
  • Profiles of IP practices

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  • Policymakers at federal and state agencies
  • Judges and court staff across the U.S.
  • Professors, students, and library staff at every accredited law school in the U.S.
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