A federal judge in New York has struck down a 1994 law banning the sale of bootleg recordings of live music, on the grounds that the law unfairly grants "seemingly perpetual protection" to the original performances.
Another litigator has left intellectual property specialist Fish & Neave for a rival firm, as the New York-based boutique continues to struggle with a series of defections amid reports the firm is considering a merger with a general-practice firm.
Federal regulators have granted Impax Laboratories Inc. approval for a generic version of the Purdue Frederick Company’s blockbuster painkiller Oxycontin Controlled Release in 80 milligram tablets, the generic drug maker said.
A federal judge has ordered IBM Corp. to reimburse Compuware Corp. for costs associated with evidence that IBM produced only three months before the rival software maker’s lawsuit was scheduled to go to trial.
A federal judge in New York has ruled for DC Comics, which owns the Superman franchise, in a trademark suit against Ingersoll-Rand's Kryptonite Corp., a bicycle lock maker that adopted the name of the metal fatal to the man of steel.
Denver partner Lee Osman has been tapped to head the international law firm Dorsey & Whitney’s intellectual property practice, the firm said.
Luxury pen maker Montblanc North America LLC has sued rival A.T. Cross Co. for alleged trademark infringement and false advertising.
A federal judge has dismissed part of a trademark infringement lawsuit brought by Nasdaq Stock Market Inc. against Archipelago Holdings Inc. over Archipelago's trading of a highly liquid type of securities that Nasdaq claims as its intellectual property.
Fish & Neave, one of the oldest and most prominent intellectual property firms in the U.S., has held preliminary talks with Boston-based Ropes & Gray about a possible merger, according to a report.
A case involving the Vatican, ancient art works and a forged 45-year-old license agreement recently took Hogan & Hartson LLP’s intellectual property litigators into legal territory no law school could have prepared them for.
Minority-owned national law firm Adorno & Yoss has gained a foothold in New York through its acquisition of the seven-lawyer Bryant Law Group, whose practice focuses on corporate law and intellectual property.
Intellectual property specialist Darby & Darby has hired Steven E. Lipman from Oblon, Spivak as a principal for its New York office and Bruce E. Black from 3M for its recently opened Seattle outpost.
In a landmark decision that could erode patent-opinion work at boutique intellectual-property firms, a panel of eleven judges at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ruled that no adverse inference should flow from a party's refusal to present an exculpatory opinion of counsel.
Eastman Kodak Co.’s $1 billion patent infringement trial against Sun Microsystems opened Monday in a courtroom in Rochester, NY.
John Kidd, who has headed Clifford Chance’s global intellectual property practice for four years, is retiring and will be replaced by Palo Alto office head Daniel Harris, according to the U.K.-based firm.
King & Spalding has added two more intellectual property litigators from Kenyon & Kenyon, as the firm continues its hiring spree for its recently launched New York City patent litigation practice.
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned the lion’s share of a $2.4 million jury verdict against watch maker Timex Corp in a copyright and trademark infringement lawsuit brought by Polar Bear Productions Inc.
In yet another challenge to Google’s controversial advertising model, a federal judge has cleared the way for insurer Geico to sue Google and Overture Services for allegedly selling advertisements linked to its trademarks.
Swiss drug giant Novartis has fended off a patent challenge from Indian generic maker Dr. Reddy’s against its widely prescribed oral antifungant Lamisil.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has formed a panel to look into ways of revamping its much-maligned e-filing system.