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Fed Circuit backs PTAB nixing of Acacia video compression patent

Dec 06 2018

A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a ruling that invalidated key claims in a video compression technology patent intellectual property monetization firm Acacia Research Corp accused Taiwanese electronics company HTC Corp of infringing.

Photographer asks SCOTUS to revive copyright case against Nike over Jordan logo

Dec 05 2018

Renowned photographer Jacobus Rentmeester on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up his copyright case against Nike Inc, which he claims ripped off his photo of basketball superstar Michael Jordan for its silhouetted “Jumpman” logo.

Subpoenas issued to Trump Organization in emoluments lawsuit

Dec 04 2018

WASHINGTON The attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia on Tuesday formally demanded financial records from U.S. President Donald Trump's businesses as part of their lawsuit alleging his dealings with foreign governments violate anti-corruption clauses of the U.S. Constitution.

SCOTUS declines to hear TVEyes appeal in Fox News copyright fight

Dec 03 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday said it would not review a decision finding media monitoring service TVEyes violated Fox News Channel copyrights by broadly redistributing its programming to viewers interested in locating clips by topic and date.

Trump urges 'full sentence' for his ex-lawyer Cohen in Russia probe

Dec 03 2018

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Monday called for a "full and complete" sentence for his former lawyer Michael Cohen, accusing him of lying about Trump's business dealings with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign to get reduced jail time.

Twitter hit with patent lawsuit over messaging features

Nov 30 2018

A holding company on Friday sued Twitter Inc for allegedly infringing a messaging technology patent originally assigned to Siemens AG.

U.S. appeals court upholds Sprint patent verdict against Time Warner Cable

Nov 30 2018

A U.S. appeals court on Friday upheld a roughly $140 million jury verdict in favor of Sprint Corp in its lawsuit accusing Time Warner Cable Inc, part of Charter Communications Inc, of using patented technology without authorization.

Affymetrix must produce counsel emails in patent case - Fed Circuit

Nov 29 2018

A federal appeals court on Thursday said medical technology company Affymetrix Inc must produce relevant emails of its in-house counsel that rival Becton, Dickinson and Company had sought in discovery in a patent infringement case.

Patents on pot? U.S. lawsuit puts cannabis claims to the test

Nov 29 2018

In October, the U.S. government issued Axim Biotechnologies Inc a patent for a cannabis-based suppository to treat irritable bowel syndrome.

Supreme Court lawyer joins Mayer Brown from Gibson Dunn

Nov 28 2018

Mayer Brown on Wednesday announced Nicole Saharsky, who has appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court 29 times in intellectual property, employment law, bankruptcy and other cases, has joined its Washington D.C. office as a partner in its appellate practice.

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