In a bipartisan 325-91 vote, the U.S. House of Representatives passed patent reform legislation Thursday that would bring sweeping changes the intellectual property landscape and curb litigation abuse by so-called "patent trolls."
Five Archie Comics employees have filed a gender discrimination suit against the company's female co-CEO, claiming, among other things, that she refers to them by their male anatomy. The CEO says the employees can't be discriminated against because they are white men.
Popular file-hosting site Hotfile must cease operations and pay $80 million over allegations it assisted in the downloading of pirated movies, in what the film industry is touting as the first ruling that a so-called "cyberlocker" can be liable for copyright infringement.
A divided Ninth Circuit panel has rejected the United Parcel Service's challenge to a nearly $700,000 attorney fee award in a gender discrimination case that resulted in a jury verdict of just $27,280.
Two plaintiffs sued Whole Foods Markets Inc. and some of its subsidiaries in federal court, claiming that a laboratory test found that more than 50% of Whole Foods' 365 Everyday Value Corn Flakes were genetically modified.
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