Advances in genetic science collided with entrenched ideas about nature and unsettled questions in patent law in recent Supreme Court cases, all brought by the same person: 38-year-old IP lawyer (and newly litigious investor) Daniel Ravicher of the Public Patent Foundation.
The computer chip designer Rambus Inc. announced that it's wrested a $240 million settlement from rival SK Hynix Inc.
It has become fashionable in the U.S. to pin the blame for the problems in our patent system exclusively on non-practicing entities, but the larger problem is the poor quality of many patents, not the identity or business model of their owners.
Samsung scored a victory against rival Apple at the U.S. International Trade Commission on Tuesday, when the agency ruled that certain older iPad and iPhone models should be blocked from entering the country.
As the titanic copyright battle between Oracle and Google continues at the Federal Circuit, Google is hoping for a shot in the arm from amicus briefs filed last week by a parade of computer scientists, law professors, and application developers.
It isn't very surprising that a report released by the Commission on the Theft of A new report urges companies to go for the jugular when fighting IP theft. Among the ideas: Use malware and ransomware against intruders.
Vermont has become the first state in the nation to file a so-called "patent troll" lawsuit, taking action against a company claiming patents to technology that attaches scanned documents to emails over company computer networks.
In an appeal that could make law on jurisdiction in international IP cases, Ninth Circuit Judge M. Margaret McKeown wondered if the trial judge went too far, effectively shutting down Hong Kong's Oron.com over its dispute with pornography distributor DataTech Enterprises.
3-D printing technology, which makes it possible to create an item by simply downloading a design file and printing it out as a plastic object, is likely to trigger legal conflicts surrounding copyrights, trademarks, and patents.
The Federal Trade Commission sent letters to more than 90 businesses, informing them that they could potentially be in violation of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act when changes to the law go into effect on July 1.