Publishers Lose Copyright Suit Over Articles In Patent Apps

Law360, Los Angeles (August 30, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT) -- A Minnesota federal judge on Friday overruled two academic publishers’ objections to a magistrate judge's finding that it is fair use for Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner PA and other firms to use copyrighted scientific journal articles in patent applications, calling the report well-reasoned.

The order comes after The American Institute of Physics and John Wiley & Sons Inc. asked the court to reject U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey J. Keyes's July 30 recommendation that Schwegman be granted summary judgment in the publishers' copyright suit. The publishers said...
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