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Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Law360 provides breaking news and analysis on IP law. Coverage includes high-stakes cases involving patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and other forms of IP, as well as policy developments and licensing deals.

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Latest News in Intellectual Property

  • March 15, 2019

    Maxell Hits Apple With Patent Suit Over IPhone, IPad Tech

    Japanese tech giant Maxell on Friday slapped Apple with a suit claiming smartphone and tablet technologies used in its iOS devices — including the FaceTime and Find Your Friends features — infringe 10 of Maxell's patents.

  • March 15, 2019

    Food Packaging Co. Urges 8th Circ. To Unblur Antitrust Claims

    A food packaging company continues to urge the Eighth Circuit to revive its antitrust lawsuit against its larger rival, arguing that a district judge wrongly tossed claims that patents asserted against it were obtained fraudulently and asserting the court blurred the line between different antitrust claims.

  • March 15, 2019

    9th Circ. Undoes $4M Award In Zillow Photo Copyright Row

    A Washington federal court will reconsider a $4 million copyright infringement award against the Zillow Group after the Ninth Circuit said Friday the lower court hadn't determined whether a real estate photography company's allegedly infringed photos should be treated as individual works or as a compilation.

  • March 15, 2019

    Fall Out Boy Exploiting Llamas, Puppet Studio Says In IP Suit

    Two llama puppets have become “de facto members of the band” Fall Out Boy, appearing on stage, album covers and merchandise — well beyond their agreed-upon usage for a single music video, the puppet studio that made them said in a suit filed Friday in New York federal court.

  • March 15, 2019

    Justices Asked To Clarify Alice Test In Data Patent Suit

    InvestPic LLC has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Federal Circuit decision that the company’s patent for a method for analyzing financial data was too abstract under the high court’s Alice decision, saying that the appellate court misapplied a test to determine patent eligibility by requiring that the invention have a “physical” improvement.

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Intellectual Property

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  • Infringement suits over patents, copyrights, and trademarks
  • Patent Trial and Appeal Board disputes
  • Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) litigation
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  • Antitrust disputes involving IP issues
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Copyright Office
  • U.S. International Trade Commission
  • World Intellectual Property Organization
  • Patent reform legislation and related bills in Congress
  • Efforts to streamline international intellectual property law
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  • International trade disputes involving IP issues
  • Personnel moves
  • Profiles of IP practices


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