New FTC chairman Jon Leibowitz has long opposed pharmaceutical industry "pay-for-delay" settlements. Now he may finally be able to do something about them.(From the October/November issue.)
How the stiff fines and jail terms handed to the founders of the infamous file-sharing site helped The Pirate Party pick up a seat in the recent European Parliament elections. (From the June/July issue of IP Law & Business.)
Call him Dr. No. Locked in a bitter dispute over how he can use the fruits of his research, Bob Shafer is asking the same question the courts are now grappling with: Just what can be patented, anyway? (From the April/May issue of IP Law & Business)
These verdicts will determine the direction and pace of scientific research, help launch new products, or perhaps even sound the death knell for a corporation.
Patent infringement suits rarely make the claim that the defendant actually copied the invention. But copying is always on the minds of jurors.
Nowadays there's plenty of demand for pro bono IP workfrom licensing the words of Mother Teresa to teaching patent drafting in Africa.
Finding ways to stop global warming is a political and business priority. But protecting innovation in greentech can be anything but clean and neat.
Will Ferrell's FunnyOrDie.com is the first and most successful of a new wave.
Corbis, Bill Gates's warehouse of 100 million images, moves aggressively into the business of rights representation.
Andrew Dhuey challenges states' immunity.
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San Francisco nonprofit Creative Commons introduces an easy way for content creators to get paid.
High tech start-ups in China are the new focus of trade secret cases.
Digital activist Carl Malamud wants to pry U.S. case law from the copyright grip of Thomson West.
The lawyer for the pioneering tech company says it is preparing to sue using its DVR patents.
Landing Asian clients requires tremendous amounts of time and money. But how else to participate in the boom if Asian plaintiffs
Our tally shows who does the most U.S. IP work for the world's most inventive companies.
More U.S. law firms are ramping up IP practices in China. The bounty? Extra billings from their U.S. clients and the opportunity to score work from emerging Chinese giants.
A technology company sued for patent infringement winds up with $2.2 million from the plaintiffs.
The central government just doesn't have the resources to police IP beyond Beijing.
A report from Justice and the FTC is mostly good news.
The patent bar eagerly awaits a new standard for claims construction.
Trial Tips - A courtroom mock-up of a hospital room helped plaintiffscounsel win a crucial patent fight.
Two law firms face malpractice suits over alleged patent application snafus.
In the race to develop a new drug for juvenile growth disorder, did Insmed rely on Genentech's patents? - Trial Tips