Three years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court’s Octane Fitness decision made it easier for winning parties in patent cases to recover attorneys’ fees, which statistics show has markedly increased the number of fee requests and awards and which attorneys say has made litigants more rigorous about presenting strong arguments.
Judge sees strong indication of confusion of gin brands in trademark suit.
Dispute over patents for processes for encapsulation by gelatin-free polymeric materials.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California awards more than $1.16 million in lawsuit against U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Keynet Corporation for more than $1.16 million for copyright and trademark infringement.
Similar to anti-virus programs, tool lets networks block transfers of copyrighted material.
Lundbeck has been fending off generics makers with production patents.
But trademark lawyers say toymaker faces an uphill battle.
Suit concerned technology used in test grading.
Radio stations must pay royalties to recording companies and composers when their broadcasts are simultaneously streamed over the internet.
Court says Italian electronic group Trucco can formally register "Starix" as an E.U.-wide trademark.
Five of Canada's provinces and territories have software piracy rates in excess of 50%, the Canadian Alliance Against Software Theft says.
Cambria was accused of using Softscape's trade secrets to build its own software and services solutions.
Some experts question validity of patent, but Bluecurrent says it will seek royalties.
Japan's top drug maker sues Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Watson Pharmaceuticals and Ranbaxy Laboratories over their generic versions of ACTOS (pioglitazone HCl).
Patent suit concerned wireless antenna technologies.
Glow Industries had accused Lopez and her partner of infringing its trademark.
Radio operator was accused of unauthorized performance of songs represented by music rights organization.
Defense argues Economic Espionage Act is vague and possibly unconstitutional.
Judge says no "rational" court would find bottles confusingly similar.
Defendants are accused of stealing semiconductor designs and equipment from Silicon Valley companies for China.
Critics claim law would criminalize innocent conduct and extend drug patents another 18 months.