Recent IP News
IS IT SURPRISING THAT YOU CANNOT COLLECT PATENT ROYALTIES AFTER THE PATENT EXPIRES?
Patents are valid for 20 years. Upon expiration, everyone is free to use the invention. When everyone is free to use the invention, can there be a binding obligation to pay to use the invention? Read more...
SLOPPY OR BAD LAWYERING IS NOT ENOUGH TO AWARD ATTORNEY FEES IN PATENT LITIGATION
The patent laws allow a court to award attorney fees to the prevailing party in an "exceptional case." Read more...
INFRINGEMENT OR FAIR USE OF THE 70'S COMEDY SHOW "THREE'S COMPANY"?
Adjmi authored "3C", a play based on the 70's comedy show "Three's Company." DLT owned the copyright to the show." Read more...
ANNUAL PRICEWATERHOUSE (PWC) LITIGATION FINDINGS FOR 2014
PwC annually publishes stats on patent litigation. Here are a few: Read more...
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