Attorneys cheer (and jeer) high court’s cheerleading outfit copyright holding

Mar 23, 2017 By: Patrick Hughes

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that a two-dimensional cheerleading uniform design may be protected under copyright law even if the outfit

Patent Act liability needs more than one U.S.-made component, justices say

Feb 24, 2017 By: Patrick Hughes

One American-made component — no matter its qualitative importance — cannot qualify as a “substantial portion” of a multifaceted product produced overseas

Supreme Court might end Texas’ preferred patent venue status, attorneys say

Dec 21, 2016 By: Patrick Hughes

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal over where Kraft Foods can sue TC Heartland for patent infringement, and some attorneys observing the case say it could result in fewer patent litigants heading to Texas.

Justices hear clashing arguments over laches defense to patent suits

Nov 10, 2016 By: Patrick Hughes

Two diaper manufacturers have presented to the U.S. Supreme Court reasons for and against letting patent infringement defendants take advantage of the

‘Big Brother’ TV show defeats ‘vague’ patent infringement appeal

Oct 10, 2016 By: Patrick Hughes

“Big Brother,” the TV show that calls itself a “combination of a reality series and a game show,” has convinced the top

Bar on candidate names for super PACs violates speech rights, D.C. Circuit says

Aug 19, 2016 By: Patrick Hughes

The Federal Election Committee’s rule prohibiting unauthorized political action committees from using candidates’ names is a content-based ban on speech that likely violates the First Amendment, a federal appeals panel has ruled.

Olympic committee’s domain dispute trimmed

Jul 19, 2016 By: Patrick Hughes

The International Olympic Committee has lost most of its claims against the owner of and a slew of other domain names the committee says were registered to commercially exploit the Olympics.

Trump card game doesn’t infringe Cards Against Humanity, suit says

May 18, 2016 By: Patrick Hughes

Cards Against Humanity, a self-described “game for horrible people,” would never be confused with Humanity Hates Trump, a card game with quotes

Google gets $85 million ‘push notification’ infringement verdict tossed

Apr 21, 2016 By: Patrick Hughes

The top patent appeals court has vacated an $85M infringement award against Google based on technology used in more than 190 million Android mobile devices.

Instructions for 3-D printed guns OK to post online, briefs say (C.A.5)

Jan 8, 2016 By: Patrick Hughes

The fight between Texas-based Defense Distributed and the U.S. government now pending in the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals raises questions about free speech, gun rights and what qualifies as an export on the U.S. munitions list.

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