Judge William Alsup punctuated a courtroom-steps settlement in a novel trademark case by asking the lawyers to rewrite the agreement on the fly and apologize to the jury pool for wasting their morning.

It was the latest dramatic turn in a case that had been set for trial Tuesday morning, featuring two leading IP lawyers: Michael Jacobs for software giant Autodesk Inc. and Claude Stern for Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corp. The case raised the unique issue of whether a software company could trademark a widely used name for a type of computer file.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]