Cyndi Lauper has agreed to settle a copyright lawsuit brought by pop singer Benny Mardones, who's claiming Lauper copied lyrics and music from his hit single "Into the Night" for a song in her Broadway musical "Kinky Boots."
Patent holding company Uniloc has told the Federal Circuit that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ran afoul of the America Invents Act when it held that amended claims the company proposed for a digital licensing patent challenged by Netflix and Hulu are invalid under Alice.
Studio cycling company Flywheel has told a Texas federal judge it shouldn't be sanctioned for alleged shenanigans tied to the deposition of its founder in a patent infringement suit by competing cycling company Peloton Interactive Inc., arguing that Peloton was not harmed by the last-minute deposition delay.
After telling a Delaware federal jury it has been fighting a David v. Goliath battle, Olaplex LLC said Friday it is seeking what could be more than $100 million in damages for L'Oreal USA Inc.’s alleged misappropriation of its trade secrets and infringement of patents related to a hair-coloring product.
The Georgia-based comedians behind "Vape: The Musical" asked a New York federal court on Friday to declare their play eligible for protection from copyright infringement claims by the creators of "Grease," claiming their story is a parody of the iconic theatrical production.
Huawei wasn’t able to slip most of the claims laid against it by a telecommunications research company that says the tech giant infringed two of its patents, but a California federal judge did hand it a win on one of the claims Friday.
Three attorneys representing a company involved in a putative class action that accuses Amazon, Walmart, Costco and others of violating federal law by selling ordinary coffee under the name "Kona" are seeking to withdraw from representing one of their clients because of "irreconcilable differences."
The Federal Circuit upheld two Eli Lilly and Co. wins over its cancer treatment drug Alimta when it ruled Friday that Dr. Reddy’s and Hospira’s proposed products perform equivalently to the patented treatment, though the appellate court reversed a finding that Hospira literally infringed the patent.
Discount home furnishing chain HomeGoods accused a California store named HomeGreats of infringing its trademark with its confusingly similar name and logo, according to a suit filed Thursday.
Greenberg Traurig LLP has boosted its intellectual property litigation team in San Francisco with a shareholder from Winston & Strawn LLP, who said he wouldn’t give up the patent life for anything. Well, unless Iron Maiden needs a new drummer.
NBA player Giannis Antetokounmpo filed suit in New York federal court on Friday against a clothing label for infringing on his "Greek Freak" and "Greek Fr34K" trademarks, both nicknames the athlete said were born of his skill, nationality and jersey number.
Burns & Levinson LLP has brought on two former partners from Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP and Choate Hall & Stewart LLP with extensive experience in patent law to its office in Boston, the firm has announced.
Merck and Glenmark weren't able to shut down Zetia buyers' pay-for-delay litigation on Friday, though a Virginia federal judge agreed to pare the claims lodged by retailers and end-payors that bought the cholesterol medication.
In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Starbucks claims trademark rights to the name of the mythical creature in its logo, the company behind the Doom video game franchise says it's game over for a "Doomsauce" craft beer, and FICO is upset about a rhyming rival.
A Pennsylvania federal judge has given an early green light to a total of $65.8 million in settlements to end class action claims that Cephalon paid generic-drug makers to keep a cheaper version of the narcolepsy drug Provigil away from drug counters.
A midsize Houston construction law firm and its former marketing director's fight over allegedly stolen client contacts has escalated, with the former director alleging in Texas state court that the firm has engaged in a "frivolous scheme" to keep her unemployed, and the firm challenging the claim under a free speech law.
A test that involves identifying a genetic mutation in Labrador retrievers isn’t eligible for patent protection, as it simply identifies a natural phenomenon, the Federal Circuit said Friday.
There’s no point in having the full Federal Circuit reconsider a nonprecedential decision that applied settled patent law to find that Booking Holdings Inc. didn't infringe an IBM digital advertising patent, the company behind Priceline.com, Kayak and OpenTable has told the appeals court.
A Manhattan federal judge isn't going to overturn a sanctions order against a copyright attorney who has filed hundreds of copyright cases in recent years, ruling Thursday that a challenge to the fine was "both too little and too late."
Software company Symantec Corp. on Thursday told the Patent Trial and Appeal Board that a petition for inter partes review from cloud-based security company Zscaler Inc. should fail because it did not construe certain patent claims that it was required to.
The automaker behind the Humvee is urging a federal court to reject claims that "the world will end" if the company wins its trademark lawsuit against Activision Blizzard over the appearance of the famous truck in "Call of Duty" video games.
A Japanese art collective called TeamLab has accused a new Los Angeles-based museum of ripping off an experiential digital exhibition and passing it off as its own, saying that the new museum has even copped to using some of TeamLab’s images on social media.
Intertrust Technologies Corp. hit movie theater chains Cinemark Holdings Inc., Regal Entertainment Co., and AMC Entertainment Group Inc. with three patent infringement suits in Texas federal court Wednesday, alleging they're knocking off digital security technology patents.
EchoStar Corp. unit Hughes Network Systems on Thursday urged the Federal Circuit to reconsider its ruling affirming a $21.1 million jury verdict finding Hughes infringed a defense contractor's satellite network patent, arguing the damages calculation was based on a fatally flawed analysis.
Large companies are facing increasingly fewer intellectual property cases, but the litigation carries a higher risk and is more expensive than ever, according to a new report from Morrison & Foerster LLP.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2018 SAS Institute v. Iancu decision has had subtle effects on Patent Trial and Appeal Board inter partes review institution practice. Understanding these nuances can help practitioners to alter their strategy and tactics to achieve the desired outcome on IPR petitions, say Tyler Bowen and Emily Greb of Perkins Coie.
Since its official announcement of the China Initiative eight months ago, the U.S. Department of Justice has publicized the initiation of six new cases that include references to both trade secrets and China. These shed some light on DOJ and U.S. business priorities, says Sara O’Connell at Pillsbury.
Apart from a too-narrow high-taxed global income exclusion, the notable differences in the final regulations released by the IRS last month from the proposed regulations were the refinements to the calculation of global intangible low-taxed income, says Robert Kiggins of Culhane Meadows.
While prior user rights under the America Invents Act may lead a company to elect trade secret protection over patent protection for the potential cost savings, there are important caveats, says Karam Saab of Kilpatrick Townsend.
As businesses continue to increase investment into artificial intelligence systems, questions arise as to whether they can own or legally protect data compiled by those systems. Currently, in the U.S. and EU, obtaining copyright protection for databases is difficult and trade secret protection requires policies and procedures to establish rights, say attorneys at Mayer Brown.
While there is discussion in some quarters about new regulations on commercial legal finance, the hands-off approach taken by the majority of courts and legislatures is an implicit recognition that it is already sufficiently regulated, says Danielle Cutrona of Burford Capital.
This month’s dramatic announcement by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that all foreign domiciled trademark applicants, registrants and parties will now be required to retain U.S. counsel is set to transform the role of trademark practitioners in relation to a massive class of new clients, say Darren Cahr and Melissa Dillenbeck of Drinker Biddle.
The administrative record is very important to federal agency litigation — as showcased in last month's U.S. Supreme Court decision concerning the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census — yet there is no set of consistent principles to guide agencies in compiling these official records, say attorneys at WilmerHale.
A narrow range of filings for trademark registrations covering cannabis goods or services is permitted under new U.S. Patent and Trademark Office guidelines, and cannabis-related business owners who could not previously receive federal trademark protection should now reassess their options for protecting their brands, says Daniel Lano of Dinsmore & Shohl.
The recent proliferation of communications platforms in which content literally disappears after a short period of time has increased the risk of companies losing out on important evidence that would be crucial in copyright litigation, says Evynne Grover of QBE North America.
Since 32 of the 67 decisions issued by the U.S. Supreme Court during its October term cite dictionaries, it’s worth reviewing the opinions to learn which dictionaries the justices consulted and how they used them, say Bruce Wessel and Brian Weissenberg of Irell & Manella.
Although the rate of employment for law school graduates — which had been falling steadily — saw a small increase over the last year, other factors, such as fewer graduates overall and potential future job growth stagnation, temper the good news for those pursuing law degrees, say Tiffane Cochran and Tyler Grimm of AccessLex Institute.
The approach to patents practiced by fashion brands needs to evolve as technology’s integration into fashion becomes more frequent and complex, says Barry Lewin of Gottlieb Rackman.
If passed, the Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Act will limit the number of patents that can be raised in litigation under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act, with significant repercussions for biosimilar applicants deciding whether to engage in a patent dance, say attorneys at Paul Hastings.
Effective prosecution of standard-essential patents for autonomous vehicle communication requires familiarity with the technical standards for this nascent technology and experience addressing subject matter eligibility and means-plus-function claim limitation issues, says Todd Baker of Oblon McClelland.