Recent IP News
US SUPREME COURT ELIMINATES DEFENSE OF GOOD FAITH BELIEF OF PATENT INVALIDITY
Patent infringement liability includes inducing another to infringe a patent, such as by selling equipment to a third party who uses it. Read more...
IS YOUR SOFTWARE PATENT INVALID BECAUSE IT OMITS ALGORITHMS?
Software patents continue to be the targets of invalidity claims by alleged infringers, especially since the US Supreme Court decision in Alice.
DOES YOUR INSURANCE COVER INFRINGEMENT OF A TRADEMARK OR INFRINGEMENT OF A SLOGAN - OR NEITHER?
Commercial General Liability insurance often provides coverage for "advertising injury". Read more...
LESS COPYRIGHT PROTECTION FOR ACTORS
Actress Cindy Garcia was paid $500 for a five-second role in a film which she thought was an action film titled Desert Warrior. The director had something else in mind - an anti- Islam polemic named Innocence of Muslims. Read more...
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