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Marlboro Maker Altria Sues China-Based Websites
Posted on 16 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

RICHMOND, Va. - (AP) Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc. said Wednesday it is suing seven Chinese online retailers, alleging they sold counterfeit versions of its top-selling cigarette brands to customers in the U.S. The owner of the nation's largest... Read More

Twitter Feed Lawsuit Underscores Power Of A Tweet
Posted on 17 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) When Adorian Deck was home sick from high school, he entertained himself like countless other teenagers have in recent years: He started a Twitter account. Unlike other teenagers, Deck's account became a sensation. Deck, under... Read More

Jury Says Google Infringed, But It Can't Agree On Fair Use
Posted on 8 May 2012 by Melissa Ritti

SAN FRANCISCO - (Mealey's) After five full days of deliberation, federal jurors in California issued a partial verdict on May 7 in the closely watched copyright dispute over defendant Google Inc.'s Android software platform ( Oracle America Inc... Read More

Proskauer Rose LLP On The Righthaven Lawsuits: What Is Fair Use Of Online Publications?
Posted on 24 Mar 2011 by Jeff Neuburger

By Jeff Neuburger of Proskauer Rose LLP Righthaven LLC is an intellectual property enforcement firm that was formed by a group of copyright attorneys and Stephens Media , the publisher of the Law Vegas Review-Journal. The company has been making a... Read More

Oral Arguments Held In Dispute Over Patent Ownership
Posted on 28 Feb 2011 by Melissa Ritti

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The scope of statutory rights bestowed upon federal contractor universities and their researchers was debated Feb. 28 at the U.S. Supreme Court in a dispute over patented HIV detection methods ( Board of Trustees of the... Read More

'State Of Mind' In Patent Cases Debated Before High Court
Posted on 23 Feb 2011 by Melissa Ritti

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Feb. 23 in a case that poses the question of what "state of mind" is necessary for a showing of actively induced patent infringement and whether actual knowledge of the patent's... Read More

California Federal Judge Finds ‘Happy Birthday’ Song Copyright To Be Invalid
Posted on 28 Sep 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

On September 22, 2015, Chief Judge George H. King of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California issued a summary judgment ruling declaring invalid Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., and Summy-Birchard, Inc.’s purported copyright to... Read More

Supreme Court Unanimously Reverses Hatch-Waxman Counterclaim Ruling
Posted on 17 Apr 2012 by Melissa Ritti

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Generic drug manufacturers may employ the Hatch-Waxman Act's counterclaim provision - known as a Section viii - to force correction of an inaccurate label when the brand-name drug's description overstates a particular... Read More

In Copyright Infringement Action, U.S. Supreme Court Review Sought To Determine Damages When Profits Are Fixed, Such As In A WrestleMania Event
Posted on 26 Mar 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Anthony Dash, a musician, asserted that he was entitled to damages for copyright infringement after Floyd Mayweather, Jr. used a song written by Dash when he entered an arena during a WrestleMania XXIV event. Dash contended that he was never informed... Read More

Fulbright's 9th Annual Litigation Trends Survey: Litigation Bounces Back; Regulation Hits High
Posted on 26 Feb 2013 by Norton Rose Fulbright

Companies in the United States and United Kingdom dealt with more litigation while regulatory investigations reached a five-year high, according to Fulbright's 9 th Annual Litigation Trends Survey . After a one-year decline, litigation rose to... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: Jury Awards DuPont $920M In Virginia Intellectual Property Case
Posted on 27 Sep 2011 by Troutman Sanders

By Dabney Carr Yesterday [September 14th], in what we believe is the largest verdict in an intellectual property case in Virginia, a jury in the Richmond Division of the Eastern District of Virginia awarded Dupont $920 million for misappropriation... Read More

Supreme Court Hears Dispute Over Copyright Restoration, Public Domain Works
Posted on 5 Oct 2011 by Melissa Ritti

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Formerly copyrighted works or never copyrighted works that have fallen into the public domain become the property of the public, a Stanford University professor told the U.S. Supreme Court Oct. 5 ( Lawrence Golan, et... Read More