In today's world, companies big and small outsource everything. Not only are their call centers in India, but various functions that used to be handled in-house are farmed out to consultants — whether it be market research, product design and development, software implementation, employee benefit plan administration or any other service you can think of.
Former Korn/Ferry recruiter David Nosal was convicted of all the charges he faced: conspiracy, stealing trade secrets, and violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
The "Boston Strong" catchphrase coined following the Boston Marathon bombings to describe the city's resiliency is at the center of a trademark tug of war.
A U.S. Patent and Trademark Office lawyer nominated for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit spent most of his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill answering questions about his background in patent work.
Moving beyond the traditional silos of patents, trademarks, and copyrights to a dialogue about how the intellectual property system as a whole can champion design in the 21st century.
A law protecting online music services from federal copyright suits over infringing material uploaded by their users does not apply to New York state copyright claims originating before 1972, a state appellate panel ruled yesterday, handing a victory to Universal Music Group in a copyright dispute with music streaming site Grooveshark.
Major New York broadcasters eager to shut down streaming television service Aereo have petitioned the Second Circuit Court of Appeals for an en banc review of a ruling that upheld a lower court decision denying an injunction against the broadcasting startup.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Silicon Valley's arrival is a big deal for patent lawyers and companies who count intellectual property among their most valuable assets.
Attorneys for companies across the U.S. deal with litigation involving so-called "patent trolls" on a regular basis, but recently Alan Schoenbaum, general counsel for Rackspace, has been going online to lay out his anti-troll strategy in public.
Darren W. Saunders, a partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, and Alpa V. Patel, an associate with the firm, write that in the absence of fashion-specific legislation, fashion companies have turned to trademark/trade dress law. However, unlike copyright and design patent laws intended to reward artistic achievement and originality, trademark law is intended to prevent consumer confusion. As a result, proof of a trademark violation can be far more burdensome.
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