Two academic papers reach radically different conclusions.
Two academic papers reach radically different conclusions.
The US is pushing its IP standards onto the world.
Trump's tariffs violate WTO rules and are counterproductive, experts say.
The Federal Circuit strikes down a ploy to protect dubious patents.
The Supreme Court's battle with the Federal Circuit has unfortunate consequences.
Words matter. Just ask James Alefantis, owner of the Comet Ping Pong restaurant in Washington, D.C. Starting Nov. 5, Alefantis and the employees at his pizzeria received hundreds of death threats via texts, Facebook messages and Twitter.
Fake news has a long history in America. Benjamin Franklin intentionally published stories alleging that the British paid Native Americans to scalp men, women and children in the rebellious colonies. During the contentious election of 1800, Federalist newspapers tried to keep people from voting for Thomas Jefferson by running fake stories of his death.
On May 7, 2016, Joshua Brown made history. The Canton, Ohio, resident became the first person to die in a self-driving car. Brown, 40, had turned on Autopilot, the autonomous driving system of his Tesla Model S, and set the cruise control at 74 miles per hour.
When the US Supreme Court issued its decision in Matal v. Tam, trademark applicants celebrated, hailing it as a victory for free speech and trademark rights. But some trademark owners will become very unhappy about the ramifications of the Court's 19 June ruling.
On 30 May, the US Supreme Court handed down yet another in a long series of rulings that cut back on the rights of patent owners. This time, the high court made it far more difficult for patentees to impose post-sale restrictions on the use or resale of their patented goods.
The decision will signficantly change patent litigation in the US.
The US allows exorbitant drug prices, even when it has paid for the drugs' R&D.
The Copyright Alert System – a once vaunted plan to stop online copyright infringement in the US – was killed on January 27. Why?
The Supreme Court will examine two important issues in Impression Products v. Lexmark.
Yesterday's Supreme Court ruling may have been a win for common sense, but it failed to answer a vital question.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership appears to be a long way from going into force, but as a political issue, it clearly has arrived. There is little dispute over the potential impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
A small regulatory change might have disastrous consequences.
Why the Supreme Court's decision in SCA v. First Quality Baby Prods. is likely to help patent trolls and hurt US business.
Damages for design patent infringement are absurdly high, many experts warn.
The Supreme Court's decision in Halo greatly lowers the bar to treble damages.
Fashion gets little IP protection in the US, but that may soon change.
Must the gov't allow ethnic slurs to be registered as trademarks?
The US has been fighting patent trolls for over a decade, but they are a bigger problem than ever.
The Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court continue their tug-of-war over interpretations of patent law.
A big loss for the ITC and the entertainment industry.
Despite US assurances, the TPP enables private arbitrators to overide national IP laws.
The Federal Circuit undermines a key Supreme Court ruling and eases rules for injunctions.
In a surprising decision, a court rules that hashtags can never receive trademark protection.
The Supreme Court's ruling in Kimble v. Marvel could change many aspects of patent law.
Most nations won't register ethnic slurs as trademarks. But the US may back away from this anti-bigotry stance, citing free speech concerns.
The TPP's copyright term is antithetical to the goals of copyright law, according to many experts -- including the US Copyright Office.
Three court rulings give musicians and recording companies surprising new rights under state copyright laws.
The TPP's copyright provision will benefit powerful US companies, while hurting consumers and creators in six other nations.
The Innovation Act would make major changes in patent law, but faces strong opposition.
2014 brought major changes to the US intellectual property system. 2015 promises more of the same.
Record labels try new tactic against file-sharing.
The Supreme Court's ruling in Teva v. Sandoz could be surprisingly important.
Three recent court rulings create big worries for broadcasters and online service providers.
Federal Circuit gets reined in over patent fees in infringement suits.
Thanks to the US Supreme Court’s recent decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, it is open season on software patents.
New ABA principles provide starting point for businesses to eliminate forced and child labor.
The US Supreme Court's decisions in Limelight and Nautilus are bad news for patentees, particularly patent trolls.
MPHJ Technology has been called one of the worst patent trolls. Its patent licensing campaign is deceptive and unlawful, according to many critics. But according to five federal circuit courts, MPHJ may have a legal right to lie.
The 9th Circuit's decision in Garcia v. Google "broke copyright law at its core," and the consequences will be horrendous, according to many experts.
The 9th Circuit’s decision in Garcia v. Google will have dire effects on free speech, many experts fear.
With the Supreme Court's OK, states begin imposing new laws to limit the vote.
Copyright owners will struggle to keep their cheaper, foreign-made goods out of the US.
Will the Copyright Alert System really end illegal file-sharing?
Slavery still haunts the modern world, but efforts to eradicate it are growing.
Supreme Court seems poised to strike down patents on human genes.
A court ruling reignites the debate over pay-for-delay.
How a wrinkle in copyright law often stymies artists and their fans.
Content industries try a less confrontational approach to suppress file-sharing.
Copyright ruling is a big defeat for many in the film, software and book industries.
Congress provides a powerful new way to challenge patents, but will anyone use it?
After years of setbacks, patent reform finally arrives.
Myriad decision makes US patent law a bit more like other countries'.
Drastic changes in land use law were predicted after the Supreme Court's Kelo ruling, but four years later, things don't look that different.
U.S. Trails High-Income Nations in Serving Civil Legal Needs
By letting others enforce their patents, some companies are raking it in.
Are costly, time-consuming patent lawsuits really the best way to promote innovation and competition?
Controversial tactic allows trademark owners to attack websites.
Mayo v. Prometheus may dramatically limit the types of inventions that can be patented.
A pharmaceutical company's battle with the FDA may produce a new way of forestalling generic competition.
The recording industry has tried different tactics to fight file-sharing. Why haven't any of them worked?
A proposed change in bankruptcy law fails in Congress, but proponents say it's the missing weapon in fighting home foreclosures.
Changes in China's legal system are producing important cultural and social changes.
As user-generated sites flourish, copyright law struggles to keep up.