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    Not Coming To A Theater Near You

    Based on a recent copyright decision in the Northern District of Georgia, it appears unlikely that a planned movie, "The Snow White Ladies of the Third Week," will be in theaters anytime soon. The defendants — authors of the unpublished source...

    Cisco Continued Infringement After $95M Verdict, SynQor Says

    Power-converter maker SynQor Inc.on Friday renewed its long-running dispute with Cisco Systems Inc. in Texas federal court, claiming that despite promises to convert to noninfringing technology following SynQor’s $95 million win in the court in...

    Actavis, AstraZeneca Settle Crestor Generic Suit

    Actavis Inc. and Egis Pharmaceuticals PLC have reached an agreement with AstraZeneca UK Ltd. and Shionogi & Co. Ltd. to end Delaware patent litigation over a planned generic version of blockbuster cholesterol-reducing drug Crestor, the companies announced...

    MLB Says Clinic Hurt League By Hawking Drugs To Players

    Major League Baseball on Friday lodged a suit against a Florida health clinic linked to performance-enhancing drug use by superstar Alex Rodriguez and others, accusing the facility's owners and operators of damaging the league's reputation by...

    Mako Sues Rival Device Co. Over Robotic Surgery Patents

    Device maker Mako Surgical Corp. hit a British rival with patent infringement allegations in the U.S International Trade Commission and two federal courts Tuesday, claiming the competitor is using patented technology for computerized orthopedic surgery...

    $135B NY Budget Deal Delays Casino Expansion Battle

    Despite resolving heated debates over tax cuts and a minimum wage hike, a $135 billion budget deal hashed out by New York State lawmakers was silent on the issue of expanding casino gaming and left legislative fireworks over where gamblers will be able...

    News Aggregators Should Brace For More Copyright Suits

    A judge's decision this week that news aggregator Meltwater News U.S. was not covered by fair use when it reprinted excerpts of Associated Press stories opens the door to more litigation against services that simply cut and paste copyrighted content...

    KC And The Sunshine Band Shake Shake Shake IP Claims

    A Florida federal judge on Thursday cleared KC and the Sunshine Band front man Harry Wayne Casey and others of copyright infringement in a $250,000 suit accusing the singer of stiffing another band member on royalty payments for songs like "Spank...

    High Court Could Force 1st-Sale Redo At Fed. Circ.

    The Federal Circuit could soon be forced to reverse its longstanding position that patent owners can block the resale of patented goods made outside the U.S., after the U.S. Supreme Court reached the opposite conclusion in a copyright case Tuesday, attorneys...

    Ericsson Likely Swiped Airvana Hardware Designs, Judge Says

    A New York state judge found Tuesday that Airvana Network Solutions Inc. was likely to prove breach of contract claims in its $330 million suit alleging that Ericsson Inc. stole designs for cellphone data transmission hardware. ...read more

    Apple Stole Digital Rights Protection IP, Intertrust Says

    Apple Inc. is willfully infringing on 15 patents for technology used to prevent the unauthorized copying of music and video files through the iPhone, the iPad, iTunes and the Apple App Store, according to a lawsuit filed by Intertrust Technologies Corporation...

    Judge Pares Air Co. Suit Over $1.1B Boeing Air Force Bid

    An Alabama federal judge on Wednesday significantly slashed a lawsuit brought by bankrupt Alabama Aircraft Industries Inc.'s trustee against Boeing Co. over a $1.1 billion U.S. Air Force contract, throwing out claims of misappropriation and fraud...

    Judge Says Pa. Drilling Lawsuit Settlement Is Public Record

    A Pennsylvania state court judge ruled Wednesday in favor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette when she determined that the public had the right to view details of a settlement agreement between three gas drilling companies and a western Pennsylvania family...

    Deals Rumor Mill: Rockwood, Best Buy, Samsung

    Rockwood bundles assets in an attempt to stoke multibillion-dollar private equity interest, while a Best Buy executive's move fuels talk of divestments for the wavering company. ...read more

    Meso Scale V. Roche Rethinks Reverse Triangular Mergers

    Meso Scale Diagnostics v. Roche Diagnostics, a case of first impression in Delaware, will likely be viewed with relief by corporate practitioners because it both resolves the ambiguity created by an earlier ruling in this same case and because it sits...

    Perkins Coie Adds Ex-Holland & Hart IP Partner In Denver

    Perkins Coie LLP said Tuesday that it has added to its Denver office a former Holland & Hart LLP partner specializing in patent prosecution, a move that further bolsters the firm's intellectual property capabilities. ...read more

    In Re Hubbell Puts Inventors At A Disadvantage

    Obviousness-type double patenting usually arises between commonly owned patents or patent applications. While the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has interpreted the judicially created doctrine as pertaining when there is common or overlapping inventorship...

    Samsung, Others Push To Kill NPE Boycott Antitrust Claims

    Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and other Android device makers on Wednesday sought dismissal of an antitrust suit in California federal court, saying amended allegations that the companies conspired to refuse patent licenses from nonpracticing entities...

    AP Wins Copyright Fight Against News Aggregator

    A New York federal judge on Wednesday sided with the Associated Press in its lawsuit claiming news aggregator Meltwater News U.S. violated copyright law by reprinting excerpts of AP articles without permission. ...read more

    AT&T Hit With $28M Verdict For Streaming IP Violations

    A Texas jury on Wednesday awarded $27.5 million in damages to Two-Way Media LLC in its lawsuit alleging AT&T Inc. and its subsidiaries infringed a group of patents governing live-streaming technology for broadcasting audio and video over the Internet...

    Gun Maker: Evidence Supports Injunction Barring Knock-Off Rifles

    Case: Cybergun S.A., et al. v. JAG Precision, Inc., No. 12-17640, 9th Cir.; See January 2013, Page 22.

    McCarter & English Snags Novak Druce IP Partner

    McCarter & English LLP has added to its Wilmington, Del., office a former Novak Druce Connolly Bove & Quigg LLP partner who specializes in representing large chemical and manufacturing corporations in complex intellectual property disputes, his...

    Ex-Edcomm Exec Denied Damages For Hijacked LinkedIn Profile

    The former president of banking education company Edcomm Inc. convinced a Pennsylvania federal judge to find her former employer liable for invasion of privacy for wrongfully commandeering her LinkedIn account after she was fired, but failed to show she...

    Yellow Pages Publishers Enter Ch. 11 To Seal Merger

    Dex One Corp. and SuperMedia Inc. have both filed for bankruptcy in Delaware to finalize a merger between the struggling yellow pages publishers after they failed to bring all of their respective lenders on board with the proposed deal. ...read more

    Ogletree Deakins Nabs ADA Pro From Drinker Biddle

    Management-side employment firm Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC has hired disability rights specialist David Raizman, who often represents venue owners and sports franchises, from Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP to join the firm as a shareholder...