The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that decorative elements of a cheerleading uniform could be protected by copyright law, a ruling it said was aimed at resolving “widespread disagreement” on when such designs are eligible for protection.
Group supports campaign to let Patent & Trademark Office retain all its funds, following approbriations chairman's complaint about aggressive lobbying.
Suit concerned technology to route customer calls to appropriate support staff.
Judge declares four Corixa patents unenforceable due to inequitable conduct.
Paychex claims E-chx infringed trademark and hired former employees in violation of non-compete agreements.
Case concerns right of U.S. health information provider NDCHealth to demand a licence to the marketing database of rival IMS Health.
New copyright tribunal would would met out stiffer punishment to infringers.
Grantham University pulls trademark "America's Online University" under pressure from America Online.
Common system would greatly reduce applications and processing time across 21-nation region.
Caterpillar seeks a temporary restraining order to block Tuesday's scheduled release of "George and the Jungle 2."
Media Markt agrees remove a device that Macromedia claims circumvents DVD copyrights.
Union head proposes reducing 20-year patent protection period and integrating all prescription drugs into a revised Canada Health Act.
Company takes ownership of patents and pays inventor $7.9 million.
Speed of approval would depend on complexity of drug, executive predicts.
More than 15,000 unprocessed applications have built up as government shuffles agency handling of registrations.
System would allow consumers to download songs onto a mobile phone and share them without breaking copyright laws.
China is major target for Japan's gaming software industry.
In a setback for large pharma and biotech companies, alternative route could be used to approve the first generation of generic biotechnology drugs.
Government wants trademark owners to help pool resources to deal with infringements.
European Union favors tougher measures against copyright pirates in the region.
Complaint concerns a patented auto-status technology used by concrete truck fleets.