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Energy Trader Says Ex-Employee Owes $2.6M In Secrets Trial
An energy trader asked a Houston federal jury Wednesday to award it $2.6 million from a former software developer who it claims ripped off a [...]
Uber Asks Jury To Stop Inventor’s $1B Trade Secret Suit
Uber challenged the credibility of an inventor demanding $1 billion from the ride-hailing giant for allegedly stealing his business concept Wednesday, telling a San Francisco [...]
Rethinking the Patent System: Five Ways to Make U.S. Patents a Real Investment Vehicle
The patent industry is in the doldrums. While the U.S. economy continues to endure historic, sustained growth, the stock market has skyrocketed, and new services, [...]
Sprint Says Ex-Execs Went To Charter With Trade Secrets
Sprint says in a new lawsuit that two of its former executives took trade secrets with them to their new jobs at a Charter Communications [...]
Facebook Tax Judge Wary Of Being Swayed By Co.’s Success
The tax judge presiding over a high-stakes bench trial involving the IRS' multibillion-dollar adjustments to Facebook Inc.'s 2010 tax bill said Wednesday she is concerned [...]
Oracle Backed By 32 Amicus Briefs In Google Copyright War
An eye-popping 32 amicus briefs supporting Oracle have been filed at the U.S. Supreme Court in the company’s copyright battle against Google, including from the [...]
IQVIA Calls For Sanctions After Docs ‘Magically Disappeared’
Life sciences data giant IQVIA told a New Jersey federal court that pharmaceutical information technology company Veeva Systems destroyed evidence of its trade secrets theft [...]
CBD Co. Says It Couldn’t Have Stolen Cream Formula
A CBD brand is fighting a lawsuit claiming it was part of a conspiracy to steal a formula for a topical cream Tuesday, telling a [...]
Seirus Asks To Undo ‘Unjust’ Ruling In PTAB Conspiracy Suit
Seirus is asking an Oregon federal court to rethink its “manifestly unjust” decision that it can hear a lawsuit lodged by rival Columbia Sportswear over [...]
Full Fed. Circ. Urged To Fix Divergent Atty Fees Ruling
The Federal Circuit deviated from nearly every other circuit court and U.S. Supreme Court precedent when it upheld a ruling that a settlement precluded BigCommerce [...]
‘Crypto Oracle’ Ordered To Stop Parroting Oracle Corp. TM
A California federal magistrate judge on Tuesday ordered a cryptocurrency consulting company registered as "Crypto Oracle" to immediately cease advertising goods or services that bear [...]
Fed. Circ. Says Typo Can’t Undo $28M Cut To Arctic Cat’s Win
The Federal Circuit on Wednesday affirmed a $28 million slash of Arctic Cat Inc.'s damages win against Bombardier Recreational Products Inc., rejecting its argument that [...]
PTAB Upholds Most Of J&J Unit’s Robotic Surgical Patent
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has mostly upheld a Johnson & Johnson unit’s patent for a robotic surgical tool that was challenged by a [...]
FDA-FTC Biosimilar Push Clarifies Antitrust Stance
Recent collaboration between the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Federal Trade Commission signals the FDA's commitment to addressing anti-competitive behavior in the biosimilar market, [...]
NBA’s Antetokounmpo Sues Over ‘Greek Freak’ Phone Case
Giannis Antetokounmpo is suing a phone accessory company for trademark infringement over a case that features a cartoon image of the reigning NBA most valuable [...]
Bayh-Dole 40: Celebrating the Past, Protecting the Future
It's highly appropriate that the 40th anniversary of the Bayh-Dole Act occurs in a year as politically contentious as that in which it passed. In [...]
Justices Asked Yet Again To Clarify Alice In $4M US Bank Suit
Solutran Inc. is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate a $4 million infringement win against U.S. Bank over a checking system patent, arguing the [...]
Dish Says Customedia’s 2nd Arthrex Expansion Bid Fails
Customedia’s latest attempt to expand the Federal Circuit’s Arthrex ruling to all pending cases relies on arguments that have been rejected by the full court [...]
Laser Racing Boat Designer Wins $6.8M In TM Rip-Off Trial
A Connecticut federal jury has found that racing sailboat maker LaserPerformance has been willfully ripping off the trademark of the original designer of the Laser [...]
E-Cig Co. Accuses Distributor Of Knockoff Vapes In TM Suit
An e-cigarette retailer has told a Michigan federal court that an Illinois vape distributor is selling counterfeit copies of its signature line of products, flouting [...]
Peloton Suit Shows Sync Licensing Is Next Copyright Horizon
A New York federal court's recent decision that the publishers' refusal to license music did not violate antitrust law in Downtown Music Publishing v. Peloton [...]
UK attorneys at odds over exams overhaul
In-house and private practice patent attorneys welcome a review of the “notoriously difficult” qualification process but worry it could be a missed opportunity [...]
Ex-Journey Singer Settles ’90s Demo IP Fight In Wake Of Trial
Former Journey singer Steve Perry and musician Phil Brown tentatively reached a last-minute settlement Tuesday to end a dispute over who has the right to [...]
Time to Close the Gap: Is the PTAB Looking at Prosecution Histories in IPRs?
If a recent decision denying institution of an inter partes review (IPR) is any indicator, the answer to the titular question seems to be no, [...]
Is “Innocent” Copyright Infringement a Defence to Copyright Infringement?

13th February 2020 Copyright | Jax Floro

Copyright is a form of legal protection automatically provided to...

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Intellectual Property in the Workplace: to whom does it belong?

5th February 2020 Contracts | Johanne Sarcilla

In the Information Age, intellectual property is a very valuable...

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How Much does it Cost to Register a Trade Mark in Australia?

29th January 2020 Trade Marks | Sveth Milanes

Trade marks play a vital role in your business. A...

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Websites and Copyright

19th January 2020 Copyright | Jaclyn-Mae Floro

When you are building a website to advertise and promote...

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The Art of Writing Contracts in Plain English

2nd January 2020 Contracts | Johanne Sarcilla

Why can’t lawyers write in plain English? Why do lawyers...

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Trade Mark Symbols and How to Use Them

23rd December 2019 Trade Marks | Sveth Milanes

Using trade mark symbols is important to help identify your...

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Key Considerations Before Applying for a Design Registration

13th December 2019 Design Law | Jax Floro

You work in an industry where design innovation is important,...

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How Long Does It Take To Register A Trade Mark in the United States?

8th December 2019 International Trade Marks | Sveth Milanes

You can register intellectual property rights in the United States...

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IP Law Update: Intellectual Property for T-Shirts

29th November 2019 Intellectual Property Protection | Jax Floro

The popularity of the t-shirt skyrocketed after Marlon Brandon wore...

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News Flash: Release of the 2019 Edition of the World Intellectual Property Report

25th November 2019 News | Mary Dizon

The World Intellectual Property Report 2019 entitled “The Geography of...

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Copyright Infringement in a Computer Program

15th November 2019 Copyright | Sveth Milanes

Computer programs are protected as a literary work under the...

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Trade Mark Question: Can the word “Zero” be exclusively owned by one or by none?

12th November 2019 Trade Marks | Mary Dizon

The Coca-Cola Company (Coca-Cola) has been a globally known beverage...

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