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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has sided with Beyonce in a battle over the trademark rights to her daughter's "Blue Ivy Carter" name, rejecting a case filed by a small company that owns a registration for "Blue Ivy."
President Donald Trump on Friday commuted the sentence of his friend and adviser Roger Stone, who had been ordered to serve 40 months in prison following his convictions for witness tampering, lying to Congress and obstructing probes into Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election.
Social networking site LinkedIn has programmed its iPhone and iPad apps to pirate users' sensitive data from Apple's Universal Clipboard without permission, according to a proposed class action filed Friday in California federal court.
Hollywood's major talent agencies urged a California federal judge on Friday to dismiss the Writers Guild of America's remaining counterclaims alleging antitrust violations over so-called "packaging fees," rejecting the WGA's assertion that the agencies are seeking to relitigate arguments the judge has already ruled on.
A cannabis company backed by music mogul Jay-Z and football legend Joe Montana received millions of dollars in Paycheck Protection Program loan money, U.S. Treasury data shows.
With COVID-19 cases skyrocketing in Florida, seven Jacksonville residents and business operators have asked a state court to block or significantly restrict plans to hold the Republican National Convention at the city's VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in August, saying a large crowded event would threaten their health, welfare and property rights.
Supreme Court oral arguments are always a high wire act. This term, a global pandemic, a docket of hot-button cases and an experiment with remote technology took the challenge to new heights. Here’s a look at the law firms that argued the most, and how they fared.
The 2019 term has removed all doubt: Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. is the power broker on the U.S. Supreme Court. But unlike past swing justices, the nation's top jurist puts the reputation of the court before his own conservative instincts and is willing to compromise when he needs to.
A docket packed with divisive cases. Experiments in remote oral arguments. Defining moments for the court’s new swing justice. Here, Law360 takes a data dive into the numbers behind this historic court term, when the unexpected reigned supreme.
The Second Circuit declined to revive a lawsuit by an attorney accusing Dorsey & Whitney LLP of defaming him in a blog post, saying the post clearly expressed an opinion and was therefore not defamatory.
Capital markets deal teams are starting the second half of 2020 ready for more business after a record-breaking six months of activity that seemed impossible at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, although questions persist over how long robust times will last.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a drug patent trial in New York to go remote and again delayed a media streaming patent trial in Texas. Meanwhile, 3M settled a fraud suit tied to its N95 masks, and Jeff Dunham received pushback from a company selling face masks with his image. Here are some recent intellectual property updates tied to the outbreak that you may have missed.
In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, a Universal unit that owns "Casper the Friendly Ghost" is asking to block an application filed by popular mattress company Casper — plus five other new TTAB cases you need to know.
From a Maryland federal judge recognizing the value of personal data in today's economy to a Virginia court sending companies scrambling to keep post-data breach discussions secret, it's been a busy few months in cybersecurity and privacy litigation. Here are five rulings worth revisiting as we head into the year's second half.
The Cincinnati Casualty Co. is asking a Pennsylvania federal court to throw out claims that a bar and restaurant is owed coverage for losses after the state closed nonessential businesses in response to COVID-19, saying the policy only covers physical damage, not a virus transmitted from human to human.
A columnist who claimed President Donald Trump raped her in the 1990s cited the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling on Trump's tax records Friday in her argument that the president is not immune from her defamation lawsuit.
A New Jersey state appellate panel has revived a personal injury suit against Harrah's Resort Atlantic City after finding that a trial court was wrong to conclude that a patron failed to show that the step where he slipped was wet, citing the visitor's deposition testimony about his fall.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has told business leaders in India that he sees a booming gaming sector in 5G's future because the multibillion-dollar industry is fueled by technological advances.
A real estate property manager asked a Pennsylvania federal court to grant the company a quick escape from a lawsuit filed by a Pittsburgh mural artist over the destruction of his artwork.
The parents of several children with disabilities such as autism sued three Pittsburgh-area amusement parks in Pennsylvania federal court on Friday, claiming their mandatory mask policies related to COVID-19 violate the Americans with Disabilities Act.
In this week's Taxation With Representation, KKR snaps up financial services company Global Atlantic for $4.4 billion, Uber gobbles up food-delivery service Postmates in a $2.65 billion deal, and Blackstone takes a stake in three Hollywood studios.
In this moment of national recognition of historical institutional racism, the American Bar Association must implement a model rule that explicitly declares efforts to fight racism and advance equality to be a matter of attorneys' ethics and professional conduct, say Marc Firestone at Philip Morris International and David Douglass at Sheppard Mullin.
Although the recent Second Circuit decision in U.S. v. Napout — upholding fraud convictions of FIFA officials — expansively applied U.S. law to attenuated foreign conduct, it leaves room for future courts to reach a different outcome in similar cases, say Ashwin Ram and Brittany Prelogar at Steptoe & Johnson.
Law firms accounted for a large portion of the recipients of federal bailout funds designed to save small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, but some observers speculate that, for a number of those shops, the funds won't be enough to prevent future cuts if COVID-19 continues to drag down the market.
After a wildly tumultuous first half of 2020, law firm leaders are now preparing to take on whatever the second half of the year has in store. Here, leaders share their biggest worries for the remaining six months of the year.
The head of Brown Rudnick LLP's patent litigation practice has decamped with his team and clients in tow to launch his own firm in New York City, walking away with virtually all of Brown Rudnick's Manhattan-based patent litigation group.
Miller Canfield Paddock & Stone PLC has instituted layoffs and furloughs of attorneys and other employees amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to reports.
New legislation would allow New York public defender and government law graduates who have twice failed the bar exam to continue to practice under supervision for the duration of the state's ongoing coronavirus state of emergency.
The Northern District of Illinois' latest COVID-19 safety order entered Friday extends remote hearings into mid-September and keeps an early August target date for jury trials to resume, and the court's two clerk's offices will reopen to the public on Monday.
The head of the labor and employment practice at Los Angeles-based law firm Ivie McNeill Wyatt Purcell & Diggs APLC is facing allegations he engaged in an extended campaign of "creepy" behavior toward an associate that peaked with a "nightmarish" incident during a work trip overseas.
U.S. Department of Justice official Seth DuCharme has been tapped as acting U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, U.S. Attorney General William Barr said Friday, replacing Richard Donoghue, who is in turn taking DuCharme's old job.
Court leadership in Philadelphia County on Friday vowed to take action following the release of a damning report from an outside consultant detailing "a culture of nepotism, mistrust and racial tension that is constantly brewing" for staff and judges alike.
The D.C. Circuit hit the brakes Friday on a panel's recent ruling instructing a federal judge to immediately grant the government's request to end the prosecution of former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn as the full appeals court considers whether to rehear the matter.
A new survey showed that corporate counsel are divided on whether they think recent work-from-home adjustments will continue or be reversed once the pandemic wanes, and a separate report revealed that more attorneys are getting comfortable with litigation funding. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.
For those who missed out, here's a look back at the law firms, stories and expert analyses that generated the most buzz on Law360 last week.
The U.S. Supreme Court ended its term with a bang this week, rejecting President Donald Trump's claim that he was absolutely immune to a subpoena for his financial records by New York state prosecutors who are pursuing a criminal investigation.
A Minnesota woman told a Pennsylvania federal court that Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP used clients' protected information as "a sword and a shield" to hide its alleged wrongdoing in its report provided to a special master, who was investigating the firm's bid to drop clients suing GlaxoSmithKline and others for birth defects caused by thalidomide.