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U.S. cracks down on IT theft by overseas manufacturers
  • Tilleke & Gibbins
  • Thailand, USA
  • February 8 2013

Marking an unprecedented milestone in the fight against unfair competition, a state attorney-general in the United States has taken legal action

Global IP defence tactics for software and entertainment sectors
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • April 22 2014

Piracy of software and game content is as old as computer disks and other portable storage media. While piracy remains prevalent in physical markets

Chuck Yeager’s right of publicity suit will no longer fly in the Ninth Circuit
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • October 31 2012

Addressing several claims stemming out of an allegedly unauthorized publication of signed memorabilia on a website, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court’s summary judgment ruling in favor of the defendants with respect to numerous claims, finding Chuck Yeager’s submitted declaration to be a sham

George clooney, Julia Roberts file right-to-privacy and unfair competition action against Kennesaw-based projector seller and "John Does 1-20"
  • Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP
  • USA
  • October 16 2012

On October 12, 2012, Hollywood celebrities George Clooney and Julia Roberts filed suit in the Atlanta Division against Digital Projection, Inc. ("DPI"), a seller of projectors and related items based in Kennesaw, Georgia

Strategies for arguing against 101 rejections of software-based method claims in light of In re Bilski
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • February 23 2009

On October 30, 2008 the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) decided In re Bilski, which pertains to the eligibility of method claims as statutory subject matter under 35 U.S.C. 101

Is the Federal Circuit instituting patent reform on its own? Lucent v. Gateway demonstrates a new willingness to review damage awards
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • December 21 2009

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit's September 2009 decision in Lucent Technologies, Inc. v. Gateway, Inc., 580 F.3d 1301 (Fed. Cir. 2009), suggests that many of the goals urged by supporters of patent reform legislation may be achieved by applying existing law

Permanent injunction against Microsoft is proper where scope of injunction is narrow and monetary damages are inadequate
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • December 31 2009

In i4i Limited Partnership v. Microsoft Corp., No. 09-1504 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 22, 2009), the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s claim construction as well as the jury’s findings of infringement and validity, finding that the district court did not abuse its discretion in admitting certain evidence as to damages or in granting enhanced damages

Federal court determines that software company infringed open source license by distributing software in violation of license
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA
  • February 22 2010

On 10 December 2009, in the case of Jacobsen v Katzer, et al, the US District Court for the Northern District of California granted plaintiff's motion for summary judgment regarding copyright infringement

Ambitious open source enforcement action
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 18 2010

The Software Freedom Law Center ("SFLC") continued its series of copyright infringement lawsuits against companies distributing "open source software" embedded in their products allegedly in violation of the license governing the open source software

Federal Circuit vacates multi-million dollar damages award in Lucent patent case
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • September 11 2009

On September 11, 2009, the Federal Circuit issued its Opinion in Lucent Technologies v. Gateway, Inc., Case No. 2008-1485, vacating the Southern District of California’s grant of a $511 million dollar damages award in favor of Lucent