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How Latham Attys Won $200M Trade Secrets Case In Ga. Trial
Following almost nine years of litigation, Georgia manufacturer Universal Alloy Corp. defeated at trial allegations it stole Alcoa's trade secrets and a $200 million contract [...]
Split 6th Circ. Revives Preppy Kids Clothing Rivals' IP Feud
A split Sixth Circuit panel revived a trademark infringement suit by preppy children's clothing maker Bella Bliss against a rival company started by one of its [...]
Gilead Sciences Gets Initial OK On $247M HIV Antitrust Deal
A California federal judge on Thursday granted preliminary approval to Gilead's deal to pay the direct purchasers of its HIV medications $246.8 million to end [...]
Newman's Push Against Suspension Called Probe 'Baseless'
Before her colleagues voted Wednesday to suspend Federal Circuit Judge Pauline Newman amid an investigation of her mental fitness, her attorneys argued in a filing [...]
Fox Corp. Beats Patent Suit Over Broadcasting Tech
A Delaware federal judge tossed Recentive's suit accusing Fox of infringing patents used to create an internal platform for optimizing scheduling and broadcasts of NFL [...]
IP Forecast: Texas Jury To Hear Point-Of-Sale Patent Fight
A federal jury in Waco next week is set to hear a patent licensing business' allegations that e-commerce brand Lightspeed infringed a pair of decade-old [...]
Columbia Sportswear Wins $2.4M Default In RICO IP Case
A California federal judge has awarded Columbia Sportswear nearly $2.4 million in damages and entered default judgment against textile manufacturer Ventex Co. Ltd., finding that [...]
Implementer Arguments at the USPTO Public Listening Session on Standards Ignore Business Realities
Yesterday, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) held a “public listening session” to hear from industry leaders on the topic of standard essential [...]
Netflix Cuts The Cord On Finnish Patent Foe's Asset Transfer
A California federal judge granted a preliminary injunction on Thursday requested by Netflix against a Finnish inventor suing it for patent infringement, ordering the inventor [...]
FCA Resolves Vehicle Software Patent Suit
FCA has agreed to resolve patent-holding company MicroPairing Technologies' suit in Michigan federal court that accuses its in-vehicle screen software systems of infringing several patents, [...]
Software Biz WalkMe Can't Get Restraining Order In IP Suit
A California federal judge has shot down software company WalkMe's request for a temporary restraining order in its suit alleging a rival interfered with customer [...]
Yale, Prof. To Pay $1.5M And Share Drug Royalties In FCA Deal
Yale University and one of its professors will pay $1.5 million to resolve accusations they breached the False Claims Act by failing to disclose patents [...]
Engineer's $194K Bored Ape Judgment Paused For Challenge
A Nevada federal judge has agreed to freeze the enforcement of a $194,000 default judgment against a software engineer who was found to have infringed Yuga Labs' [...]
Judges Urge 9th Circ. To Stop Hearing Anti-SLAPP Appeals
A Ninth Circuit panel rejected Thursday a Washington tech company's argument that California's anti-SLAPP statute shields it from proposed class claims alleging it illegally profits [...]
Trade Commission Blocks Certain Chinese Golf Club Imports
The U.S. International Trade Commission announced a partial exclusion order for products from certain Chinese golf club manufacturers Thursday after an investigation into an Arizona [...]
Retail Chain Pays $12M In Latest Kona Coffee Settlement
A Washington federal judge Thursday approved convenience store chain MNS Ltd.'s $12 million settlement with Hawaiian coffee farmers over claims that the chain sold products [...]
Travelers Settles With Unauthorized Swag Seller
It wasn't the first time Travelers asked an unauthorized swag vendor using its famous logo not to stand under its red umbrella, but the legal [...]
Abbott Gets Partial Win In HIV Test Patent Feud With Novartis
An Illinois federal judge has partly granted a win to Abbott in a suit seeking a finding that it didn't infringe a Novartis patent covering [...]
Early Audible Win Closes The Book On Authors' Royalty Row
A New York federal judge gave Audible an early win Wednesday in a proposed class action by two book publishers accusing the company of withholding [...]
10th Circ. Wary Of Ex-KU Prof's False Statement Conviction
The Tenth Circuit appeared skeptical Thursday of the government's argument that a former University of Kansas professor's failure to inform his employer he was pursuing [...]
An Open Letter to Circuit Judges on the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Friends and former colleagues: If one of the members of our judicial “family” suffer some kind of health event, our first action should be to [...]
Defense Co. Calls Ex-Partner's Patents Null In Secrets Dispute
Total Quality Systems Inc., a Utah defense contractor suing a former business partner for defamation and misappropriating trade secrets, is urging a federal judge to [...]
Calif. Ruling Got It Wrong On Trial Courts' Gatekeeping Role
Ten years after the California Supreme Court reshaped trial judges’ role in admitting expert opinion testimony, a state appeals court's Bader v. Johnson & Johnson [...]
Fed. Circ. Affirms PTAB Ax Of Radiation Therapy Patent
The Federal Circuit affirmed a Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision that found claims in an Elekta patent on a device used in radiation therapy [...]
Intellectual Property in Websites and Copyright Issues

11th March 2020 Intellectual Property Protection | Jax Floro

Your website represents your business on the Internet and it...

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CCPA: How to comply with the New California Consumer Privacy Act

3rd March 2020 Privacy | Johanne Sarcilla

The New California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 has been...

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Vodka Wars: KWM, SPI Group Wins Long-Running Stolichnaya Trade Mark Case

21st February 2020 Trade Marks | SVETH MILANES

King & Wood Mallesons, in a 15-year trade mark case,...

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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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