Intellectual Property Law

1959 ABA Journal Intellectual Property Law articles.

Prince’s estate files lawsuit over cybersquatting of prince.com

The estate of the late recording artist and actor Prince is suing an Englewood, New Jersey-based domain broker for cybersquatting the prince.com website.

Filed last Wednesday in the U.S. District…

Public domain advocate gets appellate win in bid to publish copyrighted standards referenced in laws

A federal appeals court on Tuesday told a federal judge to reconsider whether the fair use doctrine allows a nonprofit to post technical standards created by private industry groups that…

BigLaw firm takes on porn infringement, says Prenda Law was a different, ‘malicious’ animal

Fox Rothschild has taken on copyright infringement suits, filing 870 such suits for porn studio Strike 3 Holdings in the first six months of this year.

Strike 3 and another…

Apple and Samsung settle patent litigation case—finally
After seven years of litigation over smartphone design and utility patents, Apple and Samsung settled their Northern District of California infringement lawsuit Wednesday, the Mercury News reports.
Law firm that used job candidate’s statements in lawsuit won’t be sanctioned

A federal judge in San Francisco has refused to sanction a law firm accused of secretly recording a job interview with a former employee of a litigation opponent and then…

Lawyers for Velcro use music video to offer thanks for angry feedback on trademark plea

Those aren’t lawyers on Velcro Companies’ new music video thanking the public for its angry feedback. They are actors playing lawyers.

But…

‘Monkey selfie’ case may hang around in 9th Circuit
It's the case that keeps hanging on: the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals may reconsider an April decision that held animals can't sue for copyright infringement, a ruling that was supposed to settle the "monkey selfie" debacle.
Composer’s heir can’t sue Jay-Z to enforce moral rights to flute song in ‘Big Pimpin’,’ court says
The nephew of an Egyptian composer has no standing to sue Jay-Z and producer Timbaland for copyright infringement for sampling a flute melody in his rap hit “Big Pimpin',” a federal appeals court has ruled.
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A year after Supreme Court’s TC Heartland ruling, patent cases are up in Delaware and LA
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas used to be famous as a preferred venue for plaintiffs in patent cases. But data indicates the U.S. Supreme Court put a stop to that in May of 2017 when it ruled in TC Heartland v. Kraft Food Brands Group that lawyers should use a narrow definition of “resides” when determining where venue is proper.
Federal judge requires Quinn Emanuel to prove claim about dropped witness

A federal judge in California told Quinn Emanuel lawyers on Thursday that she wanted proof of their claim about a dropped witness who had been scheduled to testify for Samsung…

E-recycling advocate loses appeal, must spend 15 months in prison
E-recycling advocate Eric Lundgren has lost his appeal and will have to serve 15 months in prison.
Monkey has no standing to assert copyright infringement in selfie case, 9th Circuit rules
A federal appeals court has ruled that a monkey has no standing under the U.S. Copyright Act to assert copyright in selfie photos.
LeBron James hit with trademark suit over his barbershop-based web series
LeBron James and his multimedia platform, Uninterrupted, were sued by a Detroit barbershop that claims trademark infringement over the NBA star’s web series.
LeBron James issues infringement letter to the University of Alabama over web series
Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James and his multimedia platform, Uninterrupted, sent a notice of copyright infringement to the University of Alabama earlier this month.

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