Publishers Drop Copyright Claims Over Law Firm's USPTO Apps

Law360, New York (September 17, 2012, 3:42 PM EDT) -- Two scientific journal publishers backed down Friday from their claims that Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner PA infringed the copyrights attached to their articles by including them in patent applications, months after the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office said such conduct is protected.

In a motion for leave to file an amended complaint before the Minnesota federal court, the American Institute of Physics and John Wiley & Sons Inc. said they would withdraw their infringement claims related to Schwegman's copying of articles for the purpose of making...
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