Intellectual Property

 
 
  • Mobile phone shopping stuff 63915059 420
    PayPal Staking Claim On Letter ‘P’

    Music site Pandora’s new, blue, capital ‘P’ logo “openly mimics” the logo for PayPal, the company wrote in a trademark infringement suit filed this month. The suit claims that PayPal customers may be confused by the similar...

    • Posted 2 days ago
    • 0
  • Computer keyboard with generic avatar icons.
    Online Anonymous Trashing Of Co By Former Employee Upheld In CA

    A California appeals court has reversed a decision that would have required an online site called Glassdoor to identify someone who posted negative comments about the company he used to work for. The company maintained the posting...

    • Posted 3 days ago
    • 0
  • Father-Son Team Wins $6M Patent Suit Vs Sears

    The father invented an adjustable locking tool that he called a Bionic Wrench, and he and his son began to sell it in 2005 through a tool company they started in a Chicago suburb. In its first...

    • Posted 3 days ago
    • 0
  • http://www.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve.php?size=1&id=952969
    It Just Got Easier For Companies To Defend Against Patent Infringement Cases

    In a unanimous ruling, the Supreme Court this week found that patent owners may only sue in states where they are incorporated. The ruling will have a major effect on federal courts in Eastern Texas, where more...

    • Posted 5 days ago
    • 0
  • ladder obstacle scissors curtail 165811739 420
    Non-Competes Said To Cripple Prospects For Workers

    Non-compete agreements are becoming more widespread and being imposed on a wider range of occupational categories, from sales and technical to manual labor, according to an article in the New York Times. Citing experts, and a number...

    • Posted 1 week ago
    • 0
  • Gavel & Digital Tablet on white. Concept for displaying law firm web site.
    Avvo Wins Suit Against Site Created To Trick Lawyers

    This week, Avvo won its lawsuit against hackers and phishers who created a rip-off replica of its site to trick lawyers and customers into revealing personal information. No defense attorney made a formal appearance on behalf of...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
    • 0
  • Hanging glowing light bulb on blue background
    Conan O’Brien Will Stand Trial Over Stolen Joke

    A judge this week refused to dismiss a copyright lawsuit filed against late-night comedy show host Conan O’Brien, claiming his TBS show used jokes from a freelancer’s social media and blog. That means O’Brien will go to...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
    • 0
  • umbrella idea IP 140000715 420
    Companies Underinsure Their Biggest Risk

    The numbers tell the story. Organizations are valuing their cyber assets at 14 percent more than their plant, property and equipment assets, but are spending four times more on insurance protection for those same “PP&E” assets.

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
    • 0
  • Two smartphones with male hands pulling tug of war
    Extraterritoriality And The Lanham Act

    Recent decisions by the Fourth and Ninth Circuits on issues of extraterritoriality could have a significant impact on Lanham Act litigation. One case involves an alleged Trader Joe’s knockoff in Canada, called “Pirate Joes.” It had been...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
    • 0
  • COMPUTER PROCESS 2386329 420
    Business Method Patents Finding Haven In Japan

    In recent years Japan has gone from being one of the most difficult jurisdictions in which to get a software or business method patent to one of the easiest, says a post from IAM. Figures coming from...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
    • 0