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    Piracy Legislation To Resurface In Obama's 2nd Term, Attys Say

    Now that President Barack Obama has been re-elected, the intellectual property issues he'll need to focus on in his second term include monitoring enforcement of U.S. intellectual property rights around the world and taking a position on possible...

    IP Legislation To Watch In 2013

    Although Congress is not expected to tackle any major revisions to intellectual property law akin to the America Invents Act in the coming year, attorneys say lawmakers may take action on some specific issues, include patent trolls, orphan works and trade...

    Cellphone Unlocking Should Be Legal, White House Says

    The Obama administration said Monday that consumers should be allowed to legally “unlock” their cellphones so they can be used on different networks, so long as they are not bound to contracts with specific wireless carriers. ...read more

    MGM, AEG To Build Las Vegas Entertainment Arena

    MGM Resorts International and AEG Worldwide have agreed to develop a 20,000-seat indoor arena in Las Vegas for sporting, entertainment and other special events, the companies announced Friday. ...read more

    Zimmer, Marketing Co. Win New Trial In Knee Injury Case

    A Pennsylvania appeals court granted a new trial Friday to medical device maker Zimmer Inc. and marketing firm Public Communications Inc. over a $27.6 million judgment awarded to a patient who allegedly reinjured her surgically repaired knee while filming...

    Video Game Exec’s Suit Blaming Banks For Tax Scheme Nixed

    A Manhattan judge has thrown out Activision Blizzard Inc. executive Brian Kelly's fraud suit against two banks, ruling he was aware of his "scheme of doubtful legality" to avoid tax liability after raking in $36 million in 2001, according...

    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...

    Orlando Magic Push Forward On $100M Mixed-Use Complex

    Orlando Magic representatives on Monday told the City Council they want to move forward with plans to develop a $100 million downtown mixed-use complex adjacent to the NBA team's Amway Center, proposing to complete the property purchase from the city...

    Promega Denied Do-Over On $52M Gene-Testing Patent Verdict

    A Wisconsin federal judge on Monday denied Promega Corp.’s bid for a new trial in its patent infringement suit over gene-testing technology after a $52 million jury verdict for Promega was vacated, saying Promega had already “forfeited”...

    VirnetX Sues Microsoft For Breaching $200M Patent License

    VirnetX Holding Corp. hit Microsoft Corp. with a new patent-infringement suit in Texas federal court Monday, claiming the software giant's Skype and Lync programs violate six VirnetX patents — three years after the company won a $106 million...

    Trump Dodges Contract Claims In Apparel Royalties Fight

    Donald Trump on Monday beat breach of contract claims from a company that said it was due millions for arranging a licensing agreement between the real estate magnate and Phillips-Van Heusen Corp., after a New York state court judge found there was not...

    AT&T Ducks $35M Trade Secrets Suit Over Smartphone Tech

    AT&T Mobility LLC on Monday dodged a $35 million suit by smartphone technology firm Omnicomm Corp. accusing the wireless communications giant of disclosing trade secrets about Omnicomm's idea for cellphone interfacing technology and allegedly...

    Allergan, Duke Win Injunction Against Lash-Growth Generics

    A North Carolina federal judge on Tuesday granted a permanent injunction to Allergan Inc. and Duke University against several planned generic versions of eyelash growth stimulant Latisse after previously finding the proposed drugs infringed on two patents...

    Metabyte Competition Claim Nixed In Nvidia Trade Secrets Suit

    A California federal judge on Monday threw out part of a suit alleging that former Metabyte Inc. employees brought stolen computer code to their new employer, Nvidia Corp., saying a state unfair competition claim against Nvidia was preempted by the federal...

    Despite Infringement, Judge Denies Patent Damages

    A New Jersey federal judge denied damages Friday to a patent-holding security company even though it had successfully sued an alarm-selling rival for infringement, ruling the plaintiffs didn't offer any explanation for their damages calculations....

    Rutgers Slams Bid To Arbitrate Suit Over Big East Exit

    Rutgers University on Monday fired back at the Big East Conference’s attempt to dismiss the school’s suit in New Jersey federal court seeking to leave the conference without penalty, arguing that the conference’s attempt to push the...

    Sly Stone Wants Sony Dancing To Tune Of $50M In Royalties

    Funk legend Sly Stone asked a California appellate court Tuesday to revive his lawsuit alleging Sony Music Entertainment helped his former manager bilk him out of $50 million in royalties, arguing a trial judge erroneously ruled valid a 1989 contract...

    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...

    Deals Rumor Mill: Billabong, Rusal, Marubeni

    Billabong International Ltd. has kept investors guessing whether it will move forward with a private equity-backed buyout despite a Tuesday deadline for the negotiations, while a Russian billionaire is trying to build up his muscle to steer the world's...

    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...

    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...

    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