The U.S.-Cuba rapprochement adds a wrinkle to the ongoing battle.
Suits by trolls still bedevil patent holders, despite efforts to rein them in.
The U.S. International Trade Commission is a popular forum for IP actions, thanks to its speed and its mandate.
But the Central District of California, the Southern District of New York and the Southern District of Florida were the most popular districts for trademark lawsuits from January 2009 through this March.
Fewer new patents did not translate into a calmer litigation landscape.
Companies have been actively increasing the size of their trademark portfolios. But the increase in trademark-related support services, such as watching the market and monitoring for abuse and infringement, is not keeping pace.
No, their lawyers aren't dancing to that tune. But they know the business from top to bottom, and think nothing of inviting engineers to speak their mind at hearings.
President Barack Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 into law on Wednesday, giving companies the ability for the first time to use federal law to sue those who misappropriate their confidential information.
India may be showing signs that it no longer wants to be Big Pharma's public enemy No. 1.
Anecdotal reports have suggested that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Patent Trial and Appeal Board has created a dire situation for patent owners, but a recently released study has found that outcomes from the PTAB are much more balanced.