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An Odd Couple: A Primer on the Two Different Frameworks for Calculating the Terminal Date of a U.S. Copyright

"A Landslide of Classic Art is About to Enter the Public Domain" asserts a recent article in The Atlantic.  Why this is so requires explaining the.. Read More

The Federal Circuit Rules that "Expenses" in Patent Statute Does Not Mean Attorneys Fees; Creates Circuit Split

The United State Patent and Trademark Office ("PTO") has aggressively litigated its position that anyone who challenges the PTO's denial of a patent.. Read More

The Supreme Court Allows Lost Profits on Foreign Sales as Damages for Infringement of a U.S. Patent

A United States patent gives the owner certain patent rights, including the right to sue for damages for infringement.  It has been generally.. Read More

WesternGeco v. Ion: Will the Supreme Court Take Patent Damages Into Uncharted (International) Waters?

The Supreme Court will soon decide, in WesternGeco, LLC v. Ion Geophysical Corp., whether a patent owner can recover damages for a defendant's.. Read More

The Supreme Court Ponders the Constitutionality of Administrative Cancellation of Patents, But Probably Not for Long

In Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene's Energy Group, LLC, Docket No. 16-712, 137 S. Ct. 2239 (June 12, 2017), the Supreme Court will rule on.. Read More

Post-Impression-ism: Avoiding the Patent Exhaustion Defense After Impression v. Lexmark

In a decision viewed as unfavorable to enforcement of patent rights, the Supreme Court in Impression Products v. Lexmark Int'l, 137 S. Ct. 1523.. Read More

Trademark Infringement: High Fashion v. Google

Remember the pre-internet, pre-Google days of counterfeit products? When street vendors peddled Caca-Cola sunglasses (only one vowel away from the.. Read More

Supreme Court Closes Venue Bridge for Patent Trolls

Last term, the United States Supreme Court drastically limited the field of locations where patent infringement suits can be filed. In TC Heartland.. Read More