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    ITC Rejects Motorola Bid For IPhone Import Ban

    The U.S. International Trade Commission on Monday shut down a bid by Google Inc.'s Motorola Mobility Inc. unit for a ban on imports of Apple Inc.'s iPhone, ruling that the patent Motorola asserted is invalid as obvious. ...read more

    ABC News Beats Copyright Suit Over Hidden-Camera Footage

    ABC News Inc. on Tuesday beat claims that it infringed a film producer’s copyright when it aired hidden-camera footage he took, with a Washington federal judge ruling ABC had reasonably believed the producer worked for an advocacy group that had...

    Ex-KFI Recruiter Found Guilty Of Hacking, Trade Secrets Theft

    A California federal jury on Wednesday found former Korn/Ferry International corporate executive recruiter David Nosal guilty of six counts of hacking, stealing trade secrets and conspiracy in a scheme to use information from Korn/Ferry's database...

    2nd Circ.'s Fair Use Ruling Gives Artists Wide Protection

    The Second Circuit's highly anticipated ruling Thursday in a copyright case against appropriation artist Richard Prince provides a broad fair use defense for artistic works, but details about how the standard should be applied remain murky, attorneys...

    Kenyon Sued Over Not Giving Judge Credit on ITC Treatise

    Intellectual property firm Kenyon & Kenyon LLP and some of its partners were hit with a copyright suit Wednesday by the widow of a former U.S. International Trade Commission judge who wrote a legal treatise on unfair competition for which she claims...

    White Sox Owner, Ill. Gov. Face Wrongful Termination Suit

    The former head of the Illinois Sports Facility Authority on Monday accused Chicago White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf and former state Gov. Jim Thompson of conspiring to have her fired, alleging that the pair sought to silence her criticism of the agency's...

    Google Asks USPTO To Look Closely At Software Patent Claims

    Google Inc. filed comments with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Monday outlining steps to improve the quality of software patents, saying patent claims are often ambiguous and can ultimately impede innovation rather than promote it. ...read more

    Fla. Senate Panel Clears Bill To Strengthen State FCA

    The Florida Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday approved a pair of bills designed to modernize the Florida False Claims Act, in part by providing law enforcement with subpoena power for non-Medicaid fraud cases. ...read more

    $500M Wrigley Field Face-Lift Plan Scores Key Approval

    After several months of negotiations, Chicago officials have finalized a deal with the Chicago Cubs to get the ball rolling on a $500 million renovation of Wrigley Field and the development of nearby property, they announced Monday. ...read more

    Fed. Circ. Revives IP Suit Against DirecTV, Time Warner

    In a decision laying out the pleading standards for patent complaints, the Federal Circuit on Thursday revived K-Tech Telecommunications Inc.'s suits against DirecTV and Time Warner Cable Inc., finding that a lower court wrongly dismissed them for...

    Viacom Wants Nickelodeon Hotel Sanctioned Over Missing Docs

    Viacom International Inc. on Thursday urged a New York judge to sanction the owner and operator of a Nickelodeon-themed Florida hotel in a dispute over a licensing agreement, arguing that the plaintiffs destroyed a vast amount of documents that were potentially...

    Tiffany Slams Costco For Genericide Claim

    Tiffany & Co. blasted Costco Wholesale Corp. on Wednesday over the retailer's recent claim that “Tiffany setting” is now a merely generic term name for engagement rings, calling it an “incredible” assertion by a company...

    UK Appeals Court Sends Singulair Arguments To EU Court

    Sigma Pharmaceuticals PLC's appeal of a ruling that it violated European patent laws by importing Merck & Co. Inc.’s asthma drug Singulair from Poland to the U.K. cannot be decided until the Court of Justice interprets parts of EU law central...

    PE Firms Swoop On KIT Digital In Prepack Bankruptcy

    A private equity trio with substantial equity holdings in KIT Digital Inc. will backstop a recapitalization and prepackaged bankruptcy that will cover all outstanding creditor liabilities currently held by the flagging media technology company, according...

    FCC’s Nudity, Indecency Policies Face Possible Revamp

    The Federal Communications Commission's Enforcement Bureau and Office of General Counsel are seeking comments on whether or not the full commission should make changes to its current broadcast indecency policies, according to a document scheduled...

    Boston Founder Seeks Peace Of Mind With Trademark Suit

    The founder of rock band Boston, known for hits "More Than A Feeling" and "Peace of Mind," slapped a former bandmate with a trademark infringement suit Wednesday in Massachusetts federal court, accusing him of using the "Boston"...

    PTO Shielding Firms From Copyright Liability, Publishers Claim

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's unsual decision to intervene in a copyright case and claim that it is fair use for attorneys to reproduce copyrighted journal articles when preparing patent applications is a "raw political effort"...

    Progressive Patent Suit Stayed Pending PTAB Review

    An Ohio federal judge on Wednesday stayed Progressive Casualty Insurance Company's patent infringement cases against Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. and others while the Patent Trial and Appeal Board reviews...

    3 Practical Ways To Use The Internet During Trial

    A survey of local rules for courthouses with available Wi-Fi has shown that no courts expressly prohibit the use of Internet by lawyers to gain information about the venire. Interestingly, at least one appellate court has held that it was error not to...

    Depomed Hits Endo With Patent Suit Over Opana ER

    Depomed Inc. on Wednesday sued Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. in New Jersey federal court, accusing Endo's painkiller Opana ER of infringing on three patents for extended-release drug technology. ...read more

    Galderma Must Pay Oracea Fees To NYU During Appeal

    A New York federal judge ruled Wednesday that Galderma Laboratories Inc. will have to keep paying royalties to New York University for the patents behind rosacea treatment Oracea while the school appeals a decision that found the patents invalid. ...read...

    Voting Machine Co. Pushes High Court to Broaden Akamai

    Asking the U.S. Supreme Court to revive its patent suit against ballot-counting rivals, Voter Verified Inc. told the justices earlier this month that they should go even further than the recent Akamai ruling in the Federal Circuit and establish full liability...

    FTC Head, Senator Turn Up Heat On Do-Not-Track

    Federal Trade Commission Chairman Edith Ramirez and Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., on Wednesday put pressure on online advertisers and browser makers to finalize a global online tracking standard, saying that the self-regulatory process has made too little...

    Browns Owner Knew Of Pilot Flying J Fraud, FBI Says

    The FBI is accusing Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam's Pilot Flying J Travel Centers LLC company of engaging in a long-running scheme to defraud its customers by cheating them out of agreed upon discounts, and contends that Haslam and other top...

    Google Says IP Law Boutique Must Hand Over Personnel File

    Google Inc. sued intellectual property boutique Sheridan Ross PC on Friday, asking a Texas federal court to compel the firm to produce the personnel file of an ex-employee who says he created two patents that are in dispute in underlying litigation with...