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RIAA, UK recording industry groups file copyright suit against YouTube-mp3

The plaintiffs allege that defendants YouTube-mp3 and its owner/operater, German citizen Philip Matesanz, facilitate the infringement of copyrighted sound recordings by offering a service that “rapidly …
By Steve Brachmann
8 days ago 1

Why should litigation costs of the infringer be relevant to determine if a license is fair or just a nuisance?

Why should the costs of the tortfeasing infringer be relevant in determining whether the extracted value from a settlement is fair? The fact that law firms charge …
By Gene Quinn
9 days ago 29

FDA rules updated on patent information, paragraph IV certifications for ANDAs and 505(b)(2) applications

On Thursday, October 6th, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a 79-page notice in the Federal Register regarding new rules surrounding Abbreviated New Drug …
By Steve Brachmann
9 days ago 0

Plain confectionery packaging a heavy-handed response to health concerns

Legislating for tobacco-style plain packages for confectionery is a disproportionate response to the obesity crisis and strips companies of valuable trademarks, writes the Institute of Economic Affairs' …
By Christopher Snowdon
9 days ago 5

Lex Machina IP litigation report for Q3 2016 reflects a downward trend in patent, trademark suits

The report indicates that IP litigation in U.S. district courts is declining across the board. During 2016’s third quarter, U.S. district courts received a total …
By Steve Brachmann
10 days ago 0

Softbank Buys ARM to Focus IoT – But The Patents May Be Missing In This Deal!

Softbank’s acquisition of ARM Holdings is widely known and several blogs and articles have tried to explain the business background of the huge deal. Just following …
By Goran Grbic
10 days ago 1

Common sense by design: Form, function and the way forward as charted by the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court need not wait for Congress to act. This is a case of first impression in interpreting the provision. Guided by its own law on …
By Professor Daryl Lim
10 days ago 4

MONKEYmedia patent suit against movie studio defendants continues after settlements with Apple, Sony

The suit filed by MONKEYmedia identified Apple software products as allegedly infringing upon the patents-in-suit... Six years of litigation later and on September 6th, 2016, an order of …
By Steve Brachmann
10 days ago 0

If patent laws were correctly calibrated to spur innovation the efficient infringer would pay

Ashley Keller: "However, when you do infringe a patent, even if it was efficient for you to do so, the upshot should be you have to pay. …
By Gene Quinn
11 days ago 9

FREE WEBINAR: Samsung v. Apple: Is a single patent infringement worth all the profit?

On Thursday, October 20, 2016, from 2pm to 3pm ET, Gene Quinn will host a free webinar discussion that will explore the genesis of the patent battle between Apple …
By Gene Quinn
11 days ago 0

Disney theme park and resort tech includes interactive projector for hotel rooms

The theme park innovations do not stop at the rides themselves, however. Recently, the Orlando Business Journal picked up on a patent issued to Disney by the …
By Steve Brachmann
11 days ago 0

Trademarks: A basic primer on trademarks and trademark law

Trademarks differ from copyrights, which protect original artistic or literary works, and patents, which protect inventions. A trademark primarily protects names, logos or symbols that identify a …
By Gene Quinn
12 days ago 0

Ethical, legal questions arise as scientists work to teach robots to feel pain

One way we use robots is the navigation of dangerous situations, in which robots perform tasks that would put a human worker at high risk of injury …
By Megan Ray Nichols
12 days ago 21

En Banc Federal Circuit finds substantial evidence to support jury verdict in Apple v. Samsung

The Court found substantial evidence to support the jury’s finding of infringement. While Samsung’s expert offered conflicting testimony, a reasonable jury could have credited Apple’…

TTAB Agrees with Parents Everywhere: Children do not hold the Control—Noble House v. Floorco

Subsidiaries of larger companies who are preparing to file a trademark application may want to think twice before deciding who to list as the Applicant. In April 2016, …
By Emily Scheible
13 days ago 0