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The 'Wrinkle' in Trademark Law Used to Keep Filings a Secret

By Jennifer Williams-Alvarez |

A U.S. trademark law provision is being used by some companies to keep their trademark filings a secret for up to six months.

In Trademark Fight, Coke Hopes to Come Away With 'Zero'

By Scott Graham |

The Coca-Cola Co. and King & Spalding partner Bruce Baber are defending a challenge to the Coke Zero trademark. At issue in Tuesday's argument to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit: whether the term zero is too generic to trademark.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington D.C.

Podcast Concept Isn't Patentable, Court Rules

By Scott Graham |

The Electronic Frontier Foundation scored a win Monday in its assault on a patent that claimed to cover the very idea of a podcast.

Apple and Samsung, Fighting Over New Trial, Head Back to Court

By Scott Graham |

A hearing Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh could resolve whether last year's U.S. Supreme Court decision means another showdown between the tech giants.


Is Tech Mogul's Row With Movie Studios Another Waymo v. Uber?

By Scott Graham |

Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur Stephen Perlman says a former employee absconded with cutting-edge special effects technology and sold it to a rival. Sound familiar?

Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Copyright Royalty Board Launches E-Filing, Case Management System

By Rhys Dipshan |

Designed by solution provider NIC, the new system will seek to automate the cumbersome and manual process of filing claims and tracking case progress.

DNA Sequencing Patent Feud Sparks New Court Fight

By Scott Graham |

Peace broke out last week between rivals Illumina Inc. and Qiagen N.V. as the companies settled a contentious suit in California. But before lawyers could pack up their files, a new patent war was taking shape in Delaware.

Why Cisco, Salesforce Joined Alliance to Protect Patent System

By Jennifer Williams-Alvarez |

In-house lawyers from the two companies said the motivation to join stemmed from a desire to protect inventions and investments.