Judge Axes Publisher's Copyright Claims Against Winstead

Law360, Dallas (November 20, 2012, 3:18 PM EST) -- A Texas federal judge on Tuesday threw out a publisher's claim that Winstead PC infringed its copyrights by submitting scientific articles in patent applications without a license, but allowed the publisher to pursue claims Winstead profited from copying the articles.

U.S. District Court Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn granted Winstead’s motion to dismiss claims brought by the American Institute of Physics and Blackwell Publishing Ltd. that the firm infringed copyrights held by the scientific journal and its publisher when it disclosed the articles to the U.S. Patent...
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