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US Supreme Court sets forth standing requirement for Lanham Act Section 43(a) false advertising claims, rejecting requirement of direct competition
  • Kaye Scholer LLP
  • USA
  • March 26 2014

Significant for litigators and would-be litigants alike, the US Supreme Court's unanimous decision in Lexmark Int'l, Inc. v. Static Control

Got a design patent lawsuit? Hire a copyright lawyer
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • July 21 2010

Businesses involved in design patent litigation would be well-served to consult IP counsel with copyright expertise

Costco v. Omega: extraterritoriality lives to fight another day
  • Burns & Levinson LLP
  • USA
  • December 17 2010

In a 4 to 4 Per Curiam decision, the Supreme Court affirmed the 9th Circuit decision stating that there is no first sale defense for acquirers of gray market goods made abroad

Consent to assume patent & copyright licenses needed in mergers and acquisitions
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • December 17 2010

In its September 2009 decision, Cincom Systems, Inc. v. Novelis Corp., the Sixth Circuit ruled that although it is state law that determines whether a transaction transfers a patent or copyright license, federal law prohibits the transfer of such a license without the express consent of the license's originator

Jury rules that Google infringed copyright: but was it fair?
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • USA
  • May 18 2012

A Californian jury has ruled that the Android mobile platform, which is operated by Google Inc, infringes copyright relating to the Java programming language, which is owned by Oracle Corp

One size doesn’t fit all
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 29 2012

Design patents, trade dress and copyrights each have different requirements, resulting in the need for a multi-faceted approach

Arbitration victory for Toshiba
  • Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2011

The firm recently won a complete victory for Toshiba Corporation in an AAAICDR arbitration in New York

Golan give me back my work!
  • Coats & Bennett PLLC
  • USA
  • February 10 2012

Can Congress take works out of the public domain and give protection to the author?

Potentially disruptive California sales tax decision
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • June 17 2011

On April 27, 2011, the California Court of Appeal's decision in Nortel Networks Inc. v. State Board of Equalization became final

Science publisher claims submission of prior art to USPTO involves copyright infringement
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 15 2012

A New Jersey-based publishing company has filed copyright infringement lawsuits in federal courts in two states against law firms that submitted citations to or copies of copyrighted articles from scientific journals to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) with their clients’ patent applications