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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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Distribution of 1998 Statutory License Royalties Cannot Be Revisited
August 1
FilmOn Held in Contempt for Violating Injunction, Streaming After Aereo Stopped
August 1
Ford, GM Sued By Recording Artists For Unpaid Royalties on CD-Ripping Devices
August 1
Witnesses Clash Over Statutory Damages, Copyright Enforcement During House Hearing
August 1
House Passes Senate Version of Mobile Telephone Unlocking Exemption Legislation
August 1
House Trade Secret Bill Tightens Seizure Standards Relative to Counterpart Senate Bill
August 1
House Subcommittee PTO Oversight Hearing Focuses on Patent Trial and Appeal Board
August 1
Willful Deception Supports Presumption Of Injury for Profits, Enhanced Damages
August 1
Microsoft, Wal-Mart Sued in District Court, ‘Dallas Buyers Club' Sues Unnamed Defendants for Piracy
August 1
Fresenius Extended: Sanctions for Injunction Contempt Vacated If Claim Held Unpatentable
August 1
Rejection of Patent Application on Electronic Medical Record System Vacated on Appeal
August 1
Federal Circuit: ‘May Be Raised on Remand' Does Not Bind ITC to Consider Issue Merits
August 1
Akamai v. Limelight Back to Fed. Cir. Panel That Denied Direct Infringement Claim
August 1
Drug Maker Can't Invoke Strength of Patent, Litigation Risk in Defending FTC's §1 Claims
August 1
WilmerHale, Waxman, Phillips Top Firms, Attorneys in Recent Supreme Court Patent Cases
August 1
5th Cir. Affirms ‘Ultimate Fan' Abandonment Rulings Favoring N.Y. Jets, Anheuser-Busch
August 1
No Summary Judgment for Under Armour In ‘Micro G' v. ‘G Defy' Infringement Case
August 1
Trademark Owners Urge ICANN to Ensure Sunrise for ‘Blocked' Second-Level Domains
August 1
Registering a Domain Name Alone Doesn't Violate Court Order Against ‘Use'
August 1
Personnel Changes at IP Law Firms, Organizations
August 1
Supreme Court IP Case Developments
August 1
Legislation Developments
August 1
Agency Developments
August 1
Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Update
August 1
Hatch-Waxman Litigation Update
August 1
Reverse Payments After Actavis: 15 Cases to Follow
August 1
Subscriber Notice
August 1
Listing
August 1
Copyright Office Punctures Aereo's Life Raft, Says Service Not a Cable Company
July 25
House Approves Satellite Television Reauthorization Legislation on Voice Vote
July 25
T-Shirt's Short, Pun-Filled Phrase Is Not Protected by Copyright; Hipsters Mourn
July 25
Frommer's Chicago Guide Violated Terms Of Limited License to Use Photographs
July 25
Having Lost Its Mojo Argument Below, Kind Asks 2d Cir. to Enjoin Sale of Clif Snack Bars
July 25
ABA Sections Provide Comments to SAIC On Draft Intellectual Property Rights Rules
July 25
ITC Violated Own Rules in Reversing Decision That Import Ban Included Data Transmission
July 25
Fed. Cir. Won't Hear Appeal of Infringer's Injunction Contempt Until Sanctions Set
July 25
ITC Overturns Sleep Disorder System Ruling
July 25
EU Court Adviser: OK to Deny Patents On Stem Cells for ‘Moral, Ethical' Reasons
July 25
Court Erred By Squeezing Ketchup Packet Suit Against Heinz Into Patent Law
July 25
Canadian Government Calls Eli Lilly ‘Disappointed Litigant' in Patent Case
July 25
First Patent Derivation Decisions by PTO Use Established Standards to Deny Petitions
July 25
PTO's Fifth Software Partnership Meeting Stresses Need for Patent Claim Clarity
July 25
Petition Says Federal Circuit Contrary To 8 Other Circuits in Appeal Requirement
July 25
High Court to Hear Case in Oct. Challenging Federal Circuit's De Novo Claim Construction
July 25
Dispute Over Qimonda Patent Licensees After Foreign Bankruptcy Continues at High Court
July 25
Lexmark‘s Standing Rule Inapplicable To Aluminum Foil Trade Dress Dispute
July 25
Hershey's Chocolate Co. Gets Injunction Against Md. Politician's Campaign Signs
July 25
Deposition Not Admissible After Discovery Through Notice of Reliance in Opposition
July 25
‘Exceptional Circumstances' Needed to Depose Redesignated Non-Testifying Experts
July 25
Jack Black Not Sufficiently Well Known In Canada to Prevent Skin Care Registration
July 25
Recent Federal Register Notices
July 25
Personnel Changes at IP Law Firms, Organizations
July 25
Supreme Court IP Case Developments
July 25
Legislation Developments
July 25
Agency Developments
July 25
Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Update
July 25
Hatch-Waxman Litigation Update
July 25
The Supreme Court's New Definiteness Standard And Its Effect on Medical Device Patents
July 25
Subscriber Notice
July 25
Listing
July 25
Special Master's Report Fails to Set Forth Use of Abstraction-Filtration-Comparison Test
July 18
9th Cir. Does Not Cite Aereo in Affirmance of Refusal to Enjoin Hopper
July 18
Copyright in Photographs of Dinosaur Egg Sculptures ‘Virtually Nonexistent'
July 18
Ninth Circuit Revises Garcia Injunction Pointing to Lower Court's Remaining Latitude
July 18
Senate Gives Nod to Cell Phone Bill; Must Be Reconciled With House Version
July 18
House IP Subcommittee Focus Turns To Moral Rights, Copyright Term, Droit de Suite
July 18
German Publishers Try to Get Fees From Google Using Copyright, Competition Law
July 18
Holleyman Nomination Hearing Draws Calls For Strong Intellectual Property Rights in TPP
July 18
Golden Bridge Foiled Again Asserting CDMA Mobile Communication Patents Against Apple
July 18
Fed. Cir. Holds Patentee Cannot Assert Either Uncorrected or Corrected Claim
July 18
‘Something for the Jury' Pre-Verdict Forecloses Post-Verdict JMOL Motion
July 18
Dow Chemical Fabric Patent Application Gets Another Chance After Obviousness Overruled
July 18
Federal Circuit Rejects More Claims That AIA False Patent Marking Is Unconstitutional
July 18
Fed. Circuit Affirms Noninfringement Ruling In Patent Design Dispute Over Adult Diapers
July 18
‘Device Profile' Claims Not Tangible, Recite Patent Ineligible Abstract Ideas, CAFC Says
July 18
Federal Circuit Says Hyatt Applies to Actions Brought Under Section 146, Too
July 18
Eastern Texas Must Stay Infringement Case As PTAB Hears Business Method Challenge
July 18
Case Filings Increase as Damages Decrease According to PwC Patent Litigation Study
July 18
Rep. Jeffries Introduces Bill to Encode PTO Clinic Certification Program in Statute
July 18
Eastern Texas Ruling Not to Transfer Patent Infringement Case Challenged in Cert Petition
July 18
Petition Challenges Ruling That Superman Creators' Heirs Gave Away Termination Rights
July 18
How Market Pronounces ‘Stonshield' Matters In Trademark Likelihood of Confusion Test
July 18
Res Judicata Does Not Bar Trademark Action Arising After Settlement Agreement
July 18
TTAB Rules ‘Bruce Winston' Mark Creates Likelihood of Confusion With ‘Harry Winston'
July 18
Plan Proposes to Protect Geographical Indications for Non-Agricultural Items in EU
July 18
Trade Secret Dissemination, Use by Recipient Separate Violations Allowing Separate Awards
July 18
Recent Federal Register Notices
July 18
Personnel Changes at IP Law Firms, Organizations
July 18
Supreme Court IP Case Developments
July 18
Legislation Developments
July 18
Agency Developments
July 18
Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Update
July 18
Hatch-Waxman Litigation Update
July 18
Supreme Court Continues to Build Out Its Framework for Patent Eligibility in High-Tech and Life Sciences Sectors
July 18
Expedited Examination Takes a Step Backwards for Applicants Under the New Glossary Pilot Program
July 18
Subscriber Notice
July 18
Listing
July 18
STELA Reauthorization Clears Senate Committee, Faces Another Two Panels
July 11
5th Circuit Gets Tricky Trade Secret Case; Failed Suits Against Pop Stars Go to 4th, 7th
July 11
China's Proposed IP-Antitrust Regulation Seen to Pose Risk of Compulsory Licensing
July 11
Becton Dickinson Liable for Full Infringement Damages Award Despite Part Appeal Success
July 11
Intel, Apple, HP Do Not Infringe X2Y Integrated Circuit Patents
July 11
AbbVie's Patents Asserted Against Centocor's Stelara Psoriasis Treatment Ruled Invalid
July 11
Fed. Cir. Reverses Noninfringement In Hospital Patient Monitoring Case
July 11
Patent Infringement Claim Against Tablet Makers Has Another, Limited Chance Again
July 11
CAFC: ‘Selectively Rotating' Preamble Term Limited Claim in Display Method Patent
July 11
Patent Infringement Reversal, Small Trademark-Related Award in Snowball Fight
July 11
Special Shipping Instructions, Actual Sales Give Jurisdiction Over Related Patent Claims
July 11
CAFC Affirms Dismissal of Constitutional Challenge to First-Inventor-to-File Rule
July 11
Bill Targeting Patent Demand Letter Abuses Moved to Full House Commerce Committee
July 11
AIA Reports on Genetic Test Second Opinion, Effects on Small Businesses Long Overdue
July 11
Rader Gives Last Speech as Judge, Asks BIO Attendees to Work With CAFC
July 11
PTO Circulates Post-Alice Decision Memo on Examining of Software Patent Applications
July 11
PTO Seeks Suggestions on Changing Rules For PTAB Patent Challenge Trial Proceedings
July 11
PTO's Mayo/Myriad Eligibility Guidance May Chill New Drugs, Diagnostics, Panel Says
July 11
Patent Abuses, Clarity Up to Public, Stakeholders, PTO, Congress to Resolve
July 11
PTO Opens Satellite Office in Denver
July 11
Supreme Court Wraps up Term Featuring 10 Decisions in Intellectual Property Cases
July 11
Supreme Court to Consider Preclusive Effect Of TTAB Trademark Ruling in District Court
July 11
High Court Denies Review of Standards On Patent Infringement Damages, Lost Profits
July 11
Cert Petition Involving Risk in Life Insurance Valuation Denied Following Alice Ruling
July 11
Ad-Supported Internet Content Patent To Be Reconsidered in Light of Alice Ruling
July 11
Supreme Court Denies Review in Accenture In Light of Recent Decision in Alice v. CLS
July 11
Petition Questions Exclusive Jurisdiction Over Gov't Trade Secret Misappropriation
July 11
Cert Petition Challenges Federal Circuit's Standards for Design Patent Obviousness
July 11
U.S. IP Law Associations Support Overturning Federal Circuit's De Novo Claim Construction
July 11
TTAB Gives Opposer Opportunity to Cure Defects in Notice of Reliance on Exhibits
July 11
After Joint Venture's Dissolution One Party Sought Registration of ‘Fairway Fox;' Failed
July 11
Foreclosure of Lien on Registered Marks Raises No Federal Question, 4th Cir. Says
July 11
TTAB Affirms Genericness, Merely Descriptive Refusals for ‘CloudTV' for TV Streaming App
July 11
TTAB Sustains Merely Descriptive Refusal For ‘Your Cloud' for Personal Cloud Services
July 11
Overstock.com Fails to Get Preliminary Injunction Against Rival NoMoreRack.com
July 11
TTAB Issues Another 2(a) Scandalous Refusal
July 11
Renaming a Tennessee Town ‘Rocky Top' Is Not ‘Use in Commerce' Under TDRA
July 11
Flea Market Operator Loses Summary Judgment Bid on Secondary Liability Claims
July 11
U.S. Vintners Refute Claimed Support For ICANN's OK to .wine, .vin Domains
July 11
Canadian Appeals Court Allows Trademark Claim on Hockey Skate Design to Go Forward
July 11
Existence of Utility Patent Not Necessarily Proof That Related Trade Dress Is Functional
July 11
Doctor Loses Challenge to Law Barring Him From Telling Patients of Chemical Exposures
July 11
Recent Federal RegisterNotices
July 11
Personnel Changes at IP Law Firms, Organizations
July 11
Supreme Court IP Cases—2013 Term Year in Review
July 11
Legislation Developments
July 11
Agency Developments
July 11
Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Update
July 11
Hatch-Waxman Litigation Update
July 11
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board at 21 Months: An Interview With J. Steven Baughman of Ropes & Gray
July 11
Recent Decisions Continue to Reshape the Law Regarding Copyright Protection for Fictional Characters
July 11
Getting to Zero—Proving a Patentee Is Entitled to No Infringement Damages After Apple v. Motorola
July 11
Subscriber Notice
July 11
Listing
July 11
High Court Overturns 2d Cir., Says Aereo Publicly Performs Copyrighted Broadcasts
June 27
6th Cir. Affirms Need to Specify What Portions of Software Are Protectable
June 27
9th Cir.: Wash. Law Permits Receivership Of Master Tapes to Satisfy Debt Judgment
June 27
Allegation That Song's Original Singer Was Recognizable Defeats Motion to Dismiss
June 27
Nadler Suggests Music Licensing Could Be Part of Comprehensive ‘Musicbus' Act
June 27
Congressional Caucus Names China, India, Russia, Switzerland for Lax Copyright Laws
June 27
ECJ Clarifies Unregistered Designs Protection Criteria in Dispute Between Clothing Chains
June 27
Patent Case Mediators Subject to Same Neutrality, Disclosure Rules as Judges
June 27
Google and Android Smartphone Makers Dodge Gemalto's Patent Infringement Claims
June 27
LG Electronics Does Not Infringe Patent On TV and Computer Monitor LCD Screens
June 27
Nintendo Again Gets Right to Move Patent Infringement Case to Seattle
June 27
No Stay of $391M Patent Infringement Award Against SAP Pending PTAB Invalidity Appeal
June 27
Yahoo Turns Tables on Patent Infringement Claimant as Court Upholds Counterclaim
June 27
5th Cir. Says Federal Courts Lack Jurisdiction To Hear Pre-Issuance Inventorship Disputes
June 27
ITC Rescinds Import Bar in Patent Fight Between Amkor Technology, Carsem
June 27
Japan Considers Move to Grant Patents To Employers for Employee Inventions
June 27
PTO May Change New Eligibility Guidance; Told to ‘Push Back’ Against High Court
June 27
Tegernsee Group's Patent Law Harmonization Report Cites Country Agreement, Divergence
June 27
Court Grants Cert to Resolve Circuit Split On Allowance of Trademark Priority Tacking
June 27
Third Cert Petition Questions Hatch-Waxman Safe Harbor Application After FDA Approval
June 27
Lighting Ballast Adds to Teva's Challenge To No-Deference Claim Construction Standard
June 27
CAFC Affirms That ‘Children's DHA' Is Generic for DHA Supplements for Children
June 27
7th Cir. Affirms Summary Judgment In Dispute Over ‘Hallowine' Trademark
June 27
Ninth Circuit Affirms Rejection of Injunction Against Chrysler for Use of ‘EcoDiesel' Mark
June 27
Apple Wins Challenge to iPhone Mark in Brazil Against Prior Applicant
June 27
Support Grows for Federalization of Trade Secret Law, But Some Worry Bills Go Too Far
June 27
Personnel Changes at IP Law Firms, Organizations
June 27
Supreme Court IP Case Developments
June 27
Legislation Developments
June 27
Agency Developments
June 27
Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Update
June 27
Hatch-Waxman Litigation Update
June 27
The ‘Redskins' Blackhorse Decision
June 27
Practice Tips for IPR Claim Construction
June 27
The Future of Digital First Sale
June 27
Subscriber Notice
June 27
Listing
June 27