Scott Graham

Did SCOTUS Miss Chance to Fine-Tune IP Protection for Apparel?

Scott Graham

While the U.S. Supreme Court's copyright decision on cheerleader uniforms strengthens IP protection for fashion designers, some copyright lawyers said the high court missed a golden opportunity to provide more clarity.

Justices Mull Whether Settled Expectations Require Affirmance in Patent Exhaustion Case

Scott Graham

U.S. Supreme Court justices didn't tip their hands—or in most cases say much of anything, really—as the high court heard arguments Tuesday on the doctrine of patent exhaustion. But one intriguing thread did surface during the hour-long argumen: Whether affirming two longstanding decisions from the

Supreme Court Ends Laches Defense in Patent Cases

Scott Graham

To the surprise of no one, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled laches is not a defense to patent infringement suits that are brought within the Patent Act's limitations period.

Google Is Not Generic for Internet Searching—But the Day May Be Coming

Scott Graham

A Ninth Circuit panel indicated that most people still know the difference between Google as a trademarked brand and "googling" as a verb.

You, Baby — Ninth Circuit Asks California Supreme Court to Decide Turtles Copyright Suit

Scott Graham

The federal appellate court certified two questions that it says will determine the winner of a dispute over pre-1972 sound recordings.

Quinn, MoFo Already Crossing Swords in Driverless Car Case

Scott Graham

After lawyers for Alphabet Inc. subsidiary Waymo balk at providing confidential documents, Judge William Alsup promises to vet an Uber in-house attorney for access.

Silicon Valley Judge Freeman Developing Brand Name for IP Trials

Scott Graham

Those who have watched U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman say she is a quick study who's willing to dive into complicated subject matter.

Financial Institutions Bank Another Win Over Intellectual Ventures at Federal Circuit

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The court found three patents cover ineligible subject matter and the fourth is not clearly owned.

JAMS Loses Bid to Avoid Trial on Resume-Padding Charges

Scott Graham

A judge Friday ruled JAMS was not entitled judicial immunity or litigation privilege in an attempt to avoid trial.

Eastern Texas Still Patent Case Champ, According to Lex Machina Data

Scott Graham

Overall patent filings dropped in 2016, a trend analysts attributed to a change in federal pleading requirements in December 2015.

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