Recent IP News
"Increased" Damages for Patent Infringement - Are You the Winner or Loser Under the New Law?
The Patent Act provides that a "court may increase the damages up to three times the amount found or assessed." Read more...
For Rock n' Roll Fans - Led Zepplin's "Stairway to Heaven" Does Not Infringe Copyright
In a Los Angeles trial, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant of Led Zepplin convinced a jury that they did not copy the song "Taurus" when creating their song "Stairway to Heaven." Read more...
What Entitles You to Attorney Fees in Copyright Infringement Lawsuits
The Copyright Act, §505, states that the court "may . . . award a reasonable attorney's fee to the prevailing party" - either the copyright owner or infringe Read more...
More for Music Fans - Madonna's "Vogue" Does Not Infringe Copyright
In Salsoul v. Madonna, the Ninth Circuit ruled that a 0.23 second sampling from another song was not copyright infringement.. Read more...
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