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Stay on top of the latest intellectual property law news relating to patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and unfair competition in the U.S. and around the world. Be informed about the latest news on major federal legislation, important decisions, and key regulations from agencies, including the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), Patent and Trademark Office, and Copyright Office.


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TOPICS COVERED

  • America Invents Act
  • Architectural works
  • Biotechnology patents
  • Business method patents
  • Cable and satellite TV, webcast, and music licensing
  • Computer software copyrights
  • Copyright Office
  • Counterfeiting
  • Cybersquatting and other domain-name disputes
  • Digital Millennium Copyright Act
  • Fair use
  • False advertising
  • Foreign laws, international trade, and treaties
  • Generic drugs and other pharmaceuticals
  • Patent and Trademark Office
  • Patent infringement and prosecution
  • Right of publicity
  • Trade dress and product configurations
  • Trade secrets
  • Trademark infringement and dilution
Key Laws and Regulations
  • Patent Act (U.S. Code, Title 35)
  • Copyright Act (U.S. Code, Title 17)
  • Lanham (Trademark) Act (U.S. Code, Title 15)
  • Code of Federal Regulations (U.S. Code, Title 37)

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Alice v. CLS Primary Cause of Drop Off In Patent Infringement Suits, Study Says
May 21
Court Stays CTE Global's Validity Suit On Novozymes' Digestive Treatment Patents
May 21
Petition Questions Constitutionality of Patent Expiration for Failure to Pay Maintenance Fee
May 21
RadioShack Gets Approval To Sell Name, Customer Information
May 21
Treble Profits Granted in Trademark Dispute Over R&B Group the Moments
May 21
Satirical Web Article Criticizing NAACP Didn't Infringe Marks Despite Donate Button
May 21
Fee-Shifting Clause in Publishing Contract Not Trumped by Copyright Act, 9th Cir. Rules
May 21
U.S. Objects to New WIPO Agreement on Geographical Indications
May 21
In the News: Anchor Steam Beer, Yamedia, Rihanna
May 21
Personnel Changes at IP Law Firms, Organizations
May 21
Hatch-Waxman Litigation Update
May 21
Legislation Developments
May 21
Agency Developments
May 21
Supreme Court IP Case Developments
May 21
Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Update
May 21
Petition Says Federal Circuit Overreacted to ‘Very Subtle' Nautilus Indefiniteness Change
May 20
Saving Patents from Inter Partes Review with Reissue
May 20
The Brave New World of Possibly Preclusive TTAB Proceedings: How Expert Testimony Can Strengthen Your Case
May 20
After Jury Verdict on Patent Claims Masimo, Philips Litigate Patent Abuse Claim
May 20
CRS Report on Five Patent Bills Shows Difficulty Defining ‘Troll'
May 20
Steve Harvey's Move to Block Video Sales Can't Support Infringement Claim
May 20
In the News: Apple-Samsung, Google, Etsy Marks
May 20
Six Chinese Accused by U.S. Of Stealing Wireless Technology
May 20
Apple $548M Patent Win Against Samsung Survives Appeal, But No Trade Dress Award
May 19
En Banc ‘Innocence of Muslims' Ruling Says Actor Didn't Hold Copyright in Film
May 19
PTO Rule Package Amends PTAB Rules of Practice, Increasing Filing Page Limit
May 19
Petition Asks High Court to Stop Fed. Cir.'s Own ‘Common Sense' in Obviousness Rulings
May 19
NetAirus Takes Patent Infringement Case Against Apple's iPhone to Supreme Court
May 19
Challenge to PTO's Indefiniteness Standard Post-Nautilus Rejected by High Court
May 19
Alibaba Says Kering Suit Over Fake Gucci Sales Has No Basis
May 19
In the News: Pandora, Uber, Wi-LAN, Glenmark
May 19
Study Says EU Complaints About Taxes Google, Apple Don't Pay Are ‘Hypocritical'
May 19
DDR ‘Rooted in Computer Technology' Patent Eligibility Rule Doesn't Apply to Server Access
May 18
Injunction Against Indian Generic-Maker In Sitagliptin Case Meant to Speed Things Up
May 18
Infringement Case Against Comcast for ‘TV Everywhere' Multicasting Tech Dismissed
May 18
Teva No Longer Barred From Launching Generic of Warner Chilcott Osteoporosis Rx
May 18
TTAB Used Wrong Standard to Find ‘Pretzel Crisps' Generic, Federal Circuit Says
May 18
In the News: Dotcom, Lauren, Mitchells & Butlers
May 18
Patent Quality, Enhanced Examiner Search Top Discussion at PPAC May Meeting
May 15
Personal Jurisdiction in Hatch-Waxman Cases Uncertain After Daimler
May 15
Voluntary Dismissal of Trademark Claim Did Not Mean That Claim Was Meritless
May 15
Hollywood Dinosaurs Snooze as World Watches Web, Kim Dotcom Says
May 15
In the News: Harvard, RadioShack, Xanterra
May 15
Portman, 10 Others Press USTR on TPP For 12 Years of IP Exclusivity for Biologics
May 15
Personnel Changes at IP Law Firms, Organizations
May 15
Hatch-Waxman Litigation Update
May 15
Legislation Developments
May 15
Legislation Developments
May 15
Agency Developments
May 15
Supreme Court IP Case Developments
May 15
Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Update
May 15
Split Akamai Panel Reiterates Joint Patent Infringement Rule: Agency or Contract Only
May 14
Navigating Intellectual Property Roadblocks to Open Innovation
May 14
Androgel Makers Can't Compel FTC to Hand Over All Data Underlying Published Studies
May 14
California Ruling in Pay-for-Delay Case May Create Headaches for Drug Companies
May 14
Clinical Study Countering Skelaxin Concerns Falls Within Hatch-Waxman Act's Safe Harbor
May 14
RadioShack Name Goes to Standard General for $26.2 Million
May 14
2d Cir. Vacates Contempt Ruling Against Polo Ass'n in Dispute With Ralph Lauren
May 14
Stakeholders Slam ICANN on Accountability, .sucks, But Endorse IANA Transition Soon
May 14
Master of Your Domain? Maybe in .Com but Not in .Sucks
May 14
Composition Copyright Ownership Case In Sup. Ct. Petition: ‘Whoomp! (There It Is)'
May 14
In the News: Google, RightsCorp, Rust-Oleum, PPG
May 14
Senate Hearing Observers See PTAB Changes As New Battleground for Patent Trolling Bills
May 13
Attempt to Use PTO Patent Reissue to Alter Claim Construction Doesn't Fool Fed. Cir.
May 13
Berkeley's Samuelson Says Restatement Project Can Help Clarify Copyright Law
May 13
‘Advertising Injury' Insurance Policy Doesn't Cover Ads for Infringing Products
May 13
‘Stairway to Heaven' Infringement Case Going to California
May 13
In the News: RightsCorp, Indian Motorcycle, Apple
May 13
PTAB Judge Returning to Private Practice: Impressive Patent Talent Now at Steady State
May 12
Size (of U.S. Investment) Matters to Show Domestic Industry in ITC Sex Toy Probe
May 12
PTAB Looks Unkindly at Patent Challenger's Petition for Expanding Panel After IPR Denial
May 12
Printer of Fundraising Materials Cannot Claim Trademark Rights in ‘School Coupons'
May 12
Broadcasters Get Permanent Injunction Against Aereo Barring Streaming Service
May 12
In the News: Ericsson, Qualcomm, Amazon Drones
May 12
No Trade Secret Protection for Public Facing Software Output Look and Feel
May 12
TTAB: Parody ‘House That Juice Built' Marks Dilute New York Yankees' Trademark Rights
May 11
High Costs Not Enough to Find Patent Claims Nonobvious as Indicator of Expert Skepticism
May 11
FTC/DOJ Comment on Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative; PTO Extends Deadline
May 11
Ericsson Sues Apple in Europe Over Phone Patent Royalties
May 11
FTC's AndroGel Reverse Payment Suit Doomed by Lack of Cash Payment
May 11
German Supreme Court's Rolex Trademark Ruling Could Cost Business
May 11
Disabling Access to Stored Web Code Isn't Infringement, Doesn't Conflict with Right to Copy
May 11
In the News: Ocado, Led Zeppelin, Whole Foods
May 11
European Parliament Demands New Measures To Counter IPR Abuse in Foreign Countries
May 11
Hearing Brings Stakeholders Together Behind Senate Version of Patent Litigation Abuse Bill
May 8
Reviewing the First Foreign Economic Espionage Cases
May 8
Interferences Declared After Sept. 15, 2012 Lack District Court Option for Challenge
May 8
Actos Makers Face Reverse Payment Suit; Takeda, Mylan, Actavis Among Defendants
May 8
Drugmakers Subject to Antitrust Scrutiny For Patent Deals Under California Ruling
May 8
AstraZeneca Patent on Pulmicort Respules Invalid, Court Says
May 8
Whole Foods Trademark Filings May Hint at New Chain's Name
May 8
Led Zeppelin Judge Declines to Dismiss Stairway to Heaven Copyright Suit
May 8
In the News: Merkel, Microsoft, New Belgium, .Porn
May 8
Hatch-Waxman Litigation Update
May 8
Legislation Developments
May 8
Agency Developments
May 8
Supreme Court IP Case Developments
May 8
Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Update
May 8
Instruction to ‘Tell Your Doctor' of Pain Doesn't Induce an Infringing Use of Drug
May 7
Digital Single Market Strategy Unveiled by European Commission
May 7
Court's Amgen Biosimilar Order Shakes Up Game or Prolongs Suspense, Attorneys Say
May 7
EON Patent Asserted Against Smartphone Firms Affirmed Invalid for Indefiniteness
May 7
Canadian Regulator Aims to Clarify Listings of Combination Drug Patents
May 7
Neutral Packaging Can Be Harmful To Trademark, Danish Supreme Court Rules
May 7
Pandora Prevails: ASCAP Blanket Licenses Must Include Streaming Rights
May 7
In the News: Land Rover, Alcoa, ‘Blurred Lines’
May 7
Russia Clarifies Measures Meant to Combat Online Piracy
May 7
Briefs Show Stakeholders Are Split Over Laches Defense in Patent Cases
May 6
EU-Wide Patent Regime Survives Latest Legal Challenge; Expected to Begin in 2016
May 6
Apple Loses Bid to Overturn Jury's Verdict That Golden Bridge Patent Not Invalid
May 6
Amgen Wins Order Blocking Sandoz Neupogen Copy Pending Appeal
May 6
Former PTO Official Predicts ‘Opportunists' Will Continue to Challenge Drug Patents
May 6
URS, Trademark Clearinghouse Flaws Called Out in Responses to ICANN TM Rights Report
May 6
Florida VirtualSchool Has Standing to Bring Action Over Trademarks Owned by State
May 6
In the News: EU Copyright, Bristol-Myers, Twitter
May 6
European Commission to Unveil Strategy for Digital Single Market
May 6
SCOTUS Stays Out of Bristol-Myers Baraclude Patent Case Over Use of ‘Unexpected Results'
May 5
AbbVie Deutschland and Unknown Embodiments: Has the Written Description Requirement for Antibodies Gone Too Far?
May 5
Potential Competitor Suing for False Patent Marks Must Show Market Entry Intent, Action
May 5
BIO, PhRMA Criticize Senate Measure For Not Fixing IPR Proceeding Abuses
May 5
Former PTO Director Says Challenges To Drug Patents Before PTAB Increasing
May 5
FTC Official Says Third Circuit Reverse Payments Ruling Due Out ‘Any Day Now'
May 5
Attorney: California Cipro Case May Cause States to Scrutinize Drug Patent Settlements
May 5
Two Years After SG Said Wait, Standard For Inequitable Conduct Back at High Court
May 5
Speakers Highlight How New Technologies Will Spur Future Shifts in Copyright Law
May 5
EU Regulators Weigh Clampdown On Web Companies’ Market Power
May 5
In the News: Grooveshark, Umicore, Dotcom, Patents
May 5
Three Areas of Patent Trolling Behavior, Four Bills: A Chance to Put Them Together?
May 4
Teva Infringed License, Must Return Proneuron's IP Rights, Israeli Court Rules
May 4
Use of Mark to Advertise Criticism Sites Distinguishes, Not Confuses, Products
May 4
Flooring Giant Mannington's Design to Make Laminate Look Like Aged Wood Protectable
May 4
In the News: Kolon, Nestle-Cadbury, Pirate Bay
May 4
Spotlight Shined on Best Practices For Protecting IP in Entertainment Industry
May 4
A Second Goldman ’Secret Sauce’ Conviction Headed for Appeal
May 4
Shift in Fed. Cir. Post-Octane Analysis? District Court Should Have Awarded Fees
April 13
Podcasters Rejoice: Patent Asserted Against Podcasting Heavyweights Invalid, PTAB Says
April 13
Court Stays Diaper Manufacturer's Antitrust Counterclaim Until Patent Issues Handled
April 13
Lack of Uniformity in Unitary Patent System Across EU Member States Worries Attorneys
April 13
Reliance on Belated Expert Testimony Improper
April 13
AbbVie Spared Humira Royalties, CAFC Affirms Trust's RA Patent Invalid
April 13
Patent Owner's, Alleged Infringer's Stipulation Doesn't Stop PTO Invalidity Analysis
April 13
Xiaomi Confronts Counterfeits As Fake Products Eat into Sales
April 13
Court Clarifies Scope of ‘Dilutive,' ACPA Suit May Proceed Against Spurious Claim to Fame
April 13
Brazil Court Rejects Goodyear Attempt To Extend Trademark's Well-Known Status
April 13
Website Urging Voters to Engage on Energy Issues Wasn't a Service, Didn't Infringe Mark
April 13
‘Prominent' Ads Complicate Sam's Club's First Sale Defense to David Yurman Claims
April 13
Australian Senate Considers Bill To Block Access to Infringing Sites
April 13
In the News: Natco, Microsoft, Hooters, Lost Coast
April 13
Database Sync Patents May Not Be Invalid Under Sec. 112, But Not Infringed Anyway
April 6
Samsung May Help Apple Get Rid Of a $533 Million Patent Verdict
April 6
‘Three's Company' Parody Play Doesn't Infringe TV Show, Court Rules
April 6
Mississippi AG Defends Google Subpoena, Says Autocomplete Outside CDA 230 Scope
April 6
Attack on ‘Angry Birds' Rip-Offs Hits Mark; Rovio Scores $2.7 Million
April 6
Apple, Spotify Streaming Music Deals Are Reportedly Under Investigation by EU
April 6
Blown Deadline by AT&T Snuffs Chance for Appeal to Federal Circuit
March 20
Exploring the Differences Between Post-Grant Proceedings in the U.S. and the EU
March 20
Claim Construction in Plastic Plank Case Upheld
March 20
Innovation Act Bloodied Again in Senate, This Time During Small Business Hearing
March 20
Haribo, Lindt Trademark Case May Clarify Vague—but Delicious—Area of German Law
March 20
USTR Official Says Fundamental Differences Between Nations Remain Over GI Protection
March 20
Chinese, U.S. Telcos Lead in Patent Filings Illustrating Rise of Digital, Computer Tech
March 20
In the News: High Times, Mary Kay, Olympic Rings
March 20
Personnel Changes at IP Law Firms, Organizations
March 20
Hatch-Waxman Litigation Update
March 20
Legislation Developments
March 20
Agency Developments
March 20
Supreme Court IP Case Developments
March 20
Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Update
March 20
Three Wins, One Loss for Apple on iPhone Functions Infringing MobileMedia Patents
March 18
Patent Practitioners, PTAB Judge Offer Their Takes on AIA-Enabled Process
March 18
Court Finds Celsis's Cell Freezing Patent Invalid as Law of Nature, Citing Mayo, Alice
March 18
Hitachi Loses Extended Term on Patent On Improvements in Magnetic Materials
March 18
FTC Finalizes Order in First-Ever Action Alleging Deception by Patent Assertion Entity
March 18
Qualcomm Faces Team That Beat Apple in China Trademark Fight
March 18
Blu Alehouse Can't Dodge Claims It Infringes The ‘Blu' Family of Marks for E-Cigarettes
March 18
Fifth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Trademark Claims by HIV/AIDS Denialist Organization
March 18
Bill Promises ‘Fairness' in Fee Settings for Mechanical License, Public Performance
March 18
In the News: StingRay, Tenax, CloudFlare
March 18
False Advertising Claim Not Recoverable Under Lanham Act Absent Showing of Actual Harm
March 18
NCAA Says Students Are Losers If Amateur Sport Rules Discarded
March 18
Michael Jordan's Right of Publicity Case Over Supermarket's Magazine Ad Continues
March 18
Senate Approves PTO Director Michelle Lee, IP Czar Daniel Marti in Unanimous Votes
March 10
SCOTUS Denies Review in Tamiflu Challenge To Federal Circuit Double Patenting Ruling
March 10
Airbus Creates Lab Network To Foster Innovation at Planemaker
March 10
‘Representative Product' Short Cut Rejected By N.D. Cal. in Patent Infringement Case
March 10
Conversation in Reality TV Show Not A ‘Writing' of TM Assignment Contract
March 10
China Regulator Eyes E-Commerce Oversight After Blasting Alibaba
March 10
Supreme Court Denies Petition Challenging Trade Dress, Patent Exceptional Case Rulings
March 10
Lack of Clarity on Color Marks Noted, But Ninth Circuit Doesn't Ease Confusion
March 10
In the News: Google Pact, Etsy, Las Vegas Sands
March 10
Tucows Says One Complaint, Respect for Due Process Led to USTR ‘Notorious' Label
March 10
Report Makes Case for U.S. Biologics Law In TPP as Chief Negotiators Meet in Hawaii
March 10
Infringing Houses Were ‘Advertisements,' Triggered Insurer's Duty to Indemnify Builder
March 2
Ericsson Sues to Block Apple iPhone in U.S. Amid Patent Spat
March 2
PTAB Invalidates Genzyme, Duke Claims For Pompe Disease Enzyme Therapy
March 2
Political Supporters Fail to Get Dismissal Of Hershey's Claims Against Campaign Sign
March 2
No Right to Jury Trial When Lanham Act Plaintiff Seeks Attorneys' Fees, Not Damages
March 2
Luxury Goods Case in Germany Pits Antitrust Rules Against Trademark Law
March 2
Voluntary Dismissal Off Table for Plaintiff Who Used Copyright Claim for ‘Leverage'
March 2
In the News: Samsung, GM, Kickstarter
March 2
Supreme Court Denies Review of Nine Issues in Patent and Trademark Law
February 24
No Appeal Standing for Consumer Advocacy Group in Attempt to Cancel Stem Cell Patent
February 24
Cohiba Trademark Fight Goes Back to TTAB As High Court Denies Standing Issue Review
February 24
No Wrongdoing, No Liability, Cisco Says In High Court Induced Infringement Case
February 24
In the News: Teva, American Zurich, BuzzBallz
February 24
9th. Cir. Affirms False Endorsement Ruling Against Parties That Sold Bob Marley T-Shirts
February 24