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UMass’ Sovereign Immunity / Subject Matter Jurisdiction Argument Fails in RNA Patent Dispute with University of Utah
Posted on 22 Jun 2012 by Travis Burchart

University of Utah Requests Order Requiring Correction of Inventorship Last week, the District of Massachusetts rejected a motion to dismiss the University of Utah's (UUtah) RNA patent complaint against state officials at the University of Massachusetts... Read More

States entitled to sovereign immunity on Lanham Act claims for trademark infringement and false designation of origin - Univ. of Wis. v. Phoenix Int'l Software (7th Cir., Dec. 28, 2010)
Posted on 3 Jan 2011 by Copyright & Trademark Law Community Staff

Recently, the Seventh Circuit answered the following question in the negative: Is the Trademark Remedy Clarification Act (TRCA) a valid exercise of Congress's Fourteenth Amendment power to regulate state behavior? In Bd. of Regents of the Univ.... Read More

States entitled to sovereign immunity on Lanham Act claims for trademark infringement and false designation of origin - Univ. of Wis. v. Phoenix Int'l Software (7th Cir., Dec. 28, 2010)
Posted on 3 Jan 2011 by Copyright & Trademark Law Community Staff

Recently, the Seventh Circuit answered the following question in the negative: Is the Trademark Remedy Clarification Act (TRCA) a valid exercise of Congress's Fourteenth Amendment power to regulate state behavior? In Bd. of Regents of the Univ... Read More

University of Arizona Immune to Counterclaims in Ansel Adams Trademark Case
Posted on 26 Dec 2012 by Travis Burchart

Last week, the 9th Circuit found the University of Arizona immune to counterclaims filed by trademark defendants accused of wrongfully selling prints called "Ansel Adams Lost Negatives." Ansel Adams Publ Rights Trust v. PRS Media Partners... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: 7th Circuit Ruling Affects State, State University Challenges and Appeals of TTAB Decisions
Posted on 15 Aug 2011 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Robert R. Baron, Jr. , Katrina M. Quicker and Andrew M. Stern A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has changed the calculus used by states and state universities when deciding how to challenge and appeal... Read More