Two closely watched copyright cases over the songs “Blurred Lines” and “Stairway to Heaven,” both set for rulings next year by the Ninth Circuit, are quietly linked by a common question: What music can jurors actually hear?
The Federal Circuit on Thursday shot down Amgen Inc.’s bid to squeeze more information out of Pfizer Inc. about a proposed biosimilar of anemia drug Epogen, finding that Amgen doesn’t need the information to defend its patents.
The owner of the World Trade Center is pushing to end a trademark lawsuit over the name of the famous complex, saying the claim that it needs to pay to use the name "defies common sense."
A New York federal judge on Wednesday denied a pair of companies’ bid to vacate an arbitration award that blocked them from publishing the Ukrainian edition of Forbes, rejecting their contention that the arbitrator acted unfairly by declining to postpone proceedings at certain times.
Nichia Corp. urged the Federal Circuit in oral arguments Thursday to revive two LED semiconductor patents it says were invalidated by a jury relying on expert testimony from its rival that doesn’t line up with the prior art for making LEDs in the desired color.
The Federal Circuit on Thursday affirmed the rejection of a bid by North Carolina's lottery to register “First Tuesday” as a trademark, holding that the phrase simply describes the day that a new set of scratch-off tickets is offered each month.
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP said Wednesday that an attorney who specializes in intellectual property, white collar crime, securities litigation and appeals, who previously left the firm to serve as a U.S. ambassador, has returned to work out of the firm's Chicago and New York offices.
Counsel for a man who has amassed one of the world’s largest collections of amateur photographer Vivian Maier’s work will meet with the manager of Maier’s estate to discuss settling a long-running dispute over ownership of the photos’ copyright, he told an Illinois federal judge on Thursday.
Five months after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on a long-running copyright fight between two cheerleading uniform companies, the case came to a conclusion Thursday with an unusual settlement reached without one party's consent.
Take-Two Interactive is moving to shut down a lawsuit filed over copyrighted tattoos on Lebron James and other players who appear in its popular "NBA 2K" video game franchise, saying the “troubling” case must be “halted in its tracks.”
A Colorado federal jury on Wednesday found that a trading software company’s CEO breached a contract to pay an industry-renowned futures trader for the use of his proprietary market indicator formula, and held the company and its CEO owe the author $2.6 million.
The use of international arbitration to resolve intellectual property disputes may be on the rise lately, but that doesn’t mean it’s a new concept — in fact, one institution has been quietly administering such proceedings for more than two decades. Here, Law360 takes a closer look at the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, and what you need to know if you’re considering bringing a dispute to WIPO.
A California magistrate judge told the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday that it has a week to provide more details about why the agency shouldn’t have to reveal its informants in its antitrust suit accusing Qualcomm Inc. of unfair patent licensing practices, saying he wants to learn a little more before ruling on the issue.
The Federal Circuit on Tuesday rejected Crossroads Systems Inc.’s request for a full-court rehearing of its appeals of Patent Trial and Appeal Board decisions to invalidate its storage patents as part of a challenge brought by Cisco Systems Inc., Oracle Corp. and three other companies.
Under Armour announced last week that it had won a trademark victory in Chinese court over a knockoff sportswear line, a hopeful sign for American and European brand owners looking to enter the country’s expanding consumer market. From the attorney who won the ruling, here are three lessons for companies and lawyers hoping to do the same.
The Federal Circuit on Tuesday rejected RPost Communications Ltd.’s request to rehear its affirmation of a lower court's ruling that six of the company’s electronic messaging patents are invalid under Alice for claiming only abstract ideas about collecting information, preserving a win for GoDaddy.com LLC.
A Utah-based antenna maker who's licensed products to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the U.S. Department of Defense sued Apple Inc. in federal court Wednesday, claiming the tech giant copied its patented antenna technology and uses it in its iPhone and other products.
Intellectual Ventures accused T-Mobile and Ericsson of infringing four of its patents related to wireless transmission with their growing Long Term Evolution network in a suit filed Wednesday in Texas federal court.
The Federal Circuit on Wednesday threw out a lower court’s decision to award Romag Fasteners about $2.5 million in attorneys' fees in a patent and trademark infringement case against Fossil, finding fault with a number of the court’s conclusions.
A cardiovascular medical device company on the losing end of a $112 million trade secrets suit urged the Federal Circuit in oral arguments to upend findings that its collaborator-turned-rival played an important role in its own development of the technology.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's disbarment of an attorney who moved a disputed $1.2 million client award into his children's trust funds was upheld Tuesday by the Federal Circuit.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday put tighter restrictions on where patent owners can file infringement lawsuits, a decision that upends nearly 30 years of established practice and will likely force many lawsuits out of the patent litigation hotbed of the Eastern District of Texas. Here, check out all of our best coverage of the case.
Lawyers move to New York City to work on some of the most sophisticated work the legal market has to offer. This exposure and experience is an amazing asset and many of the skills developed will make associates very marketable in the event they consider relocating to another market. However, this isn’t always the case, says Jacqueline Bokser LeFebvre of Major Lindsey & Africa.
The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement will require Canadian producers and distributors — and U.S. producers who also wish to sell in Canada — to develop different trademark filing and marketing strategies based on where a cheese product is sold, says Diana Wade of Knobbe Martens.
Only a handful of the largest U.S. law firms are led by women. Here, in their own words, are perspectives from Shook Hardy & Bacon Chair Madeleine McDonough, Crowell & Moring Chair Angela Styles, Morgan Lewis & Bockius Chair Jami Wintz McKeon and Goodwin Procter Chair Emeritus Regina Pisa.
Despite more focus and investment, the numbers continue to show little progress in advancing women to the top tiers of firm leadership. Considering the irreversible nature of the transformation of the market for top talent, it is time to start experimenting and innovating from the core, rather than from the periphery, say Anusia Gillespie and Scott Westfahl of Harvard Law School.
It can be challenging for midsize law firms to develop an enterprise cybersecurity program that mitigates the eminent threat of data breach and meets the regulatory and compliance requirements of the firm and its clients. This challenge becomes daunting when considering the steady rise in client audits, say K. Stefan Chin of Peckar & Abramson PC and John Sweeney of Logicforce.
With its recent decisions in Impression Products and Kirtsaeng, the U.S. Supreme Court emphatically has endorsed a sweeping interpretation of the patent exhaustion and first sale doctrines, which is likely to have significant effects on commerce, say attorneys with Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP.
Monday is National Tequila Day, and tequila manufacturers may have more reason to celebrate than usual — this year a trade association of Mexican companies finally won its battle to register "Tequila" as a certification mark in the United States, says David Kluft of Foley Hoag LLP.
There were roughly 100 biologics-related inter partes review petitions filed between September 2012 and April 2017. John Molenda and Richard Praseuth of Steptoe & Johnson LLP take a look at the types of patents being challenged and the success rates of those challenges.
Music has the power to elevate the mundane and help make dry business topics more exciting and engaging. But when employees are unaware of the copyright implications of using music in presentations, web content, videos and other branded materials, businesses face the risk of copyright lawsuits and fines, says attorney Joy Butler.
When facing a final rejection of a utility patent application, if you feel strongly about the merits of your arguments of record but are apprehensive about proceeding with a full appeal, you may want to consider the pre-appeal brief request for review, say Richard Coller and Ian Soule of Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox PLLC.