Financial companies are leading the rush to file patents for tools and products based on blockchain, the ledger technology underlying bitcoin, and a wave of litigation could be on the horizon. Here is what intellectual property attorneys need to know about the patent landscape for the increasingly popular tech.
Defendants are accused of stealing semiconductor designs and equipment from Silicon Valley companies for China.
Suit seeks compensation for use of copyrighted domestic tones; foreign music not covered.
Critics claim law would criminalize innocent conduct and extend drug patents another 18 months.
Working group's proposal focuses on preventive measures that can be carried out during the production of disks.
Companies had been trading legal volleys for more than one year.
Judge sees no sign Disney sought to "somehow poach or free ride" on Caterpillar's trademarks.
Criticizes legislature and judiciary for regression in intellectual property rights.
Decision comes in response from corporate concerns about divulging sensitive information in court.
Lawsuit concerned five employees who handled wealthy clients.
Guidelines call for improved information exchange and training of IPR enforcement personnel.
Australian policy makers urge Australia to take hard line in response to U.S. demands.
As a part of its adoption of the European Union's Copyright Directive, the U.K. will require all businesses to pay copyright licence fees.
Disney says 2.2 million copies of "George of the Jungle 2" DVD have already been distributed to retailers.
Program aims to double university patent applications in three years.
Declaration seeks to define the ethical principles that should govern the collection, processing, storage and use of human genetic data.
Court finds generics maker can market drug even after original is pulled.
In a sign that industry has modified approach, targets are given a chance at settlement before lawsuits are filed.
Lawsuit concerns 1991 patent of ice dispensers in refrigerators.
Opponents claim database publishers are sufficiently protected, while supporters complain about watered-down legislation.
Internet auction company claims eBay infringed on its "$1 No Reserve" trademark.