Recent IP News

MORE FROM THE PATENT OFFICE ON WHAT "SOFTWARE" CAN BE PATENTED

Whether "software" can still be patented remains an often asked question.
The patent office published at the end of July a new set of guidelines to help answer that question. Read more...

IS IT HARDER OR EASIER NOW TO OBTAIN ATTORNEY FEES FOR PATENT INFRINGEMENT?

In patent infringement suits, the one thing that is almost now certain is that the "winning" party will seek an award of its attorney fees. Read more...

IS "REDSKINS" FOR A FOOTBALL TEAM NAME DISPARAGING?

A judge in Virginia believes so. The NFL football team - the Washington Redskins - has used its name since the 1930's. Read more...

CAN FOREIGN PARTIES IN FOREIGN LAWSUITS OBTAIN YOUR CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION DISCLOSED IN US LAWSUITS?

A common occurrence is for parties involved in US litigation to also be involved in foreign litigation, especially when one of the parties is a foreign entity. Read more...

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