• Main_Building_(University_of_Texas_at_Austin)_-_DSC08595-web U of Texas Can’t Be Pulled Into Patent Suit, Fed. Cir. Says

    July 28, 2020

    The University of Texas (UT) can’t be added as an involuntary plaintiff in an infringement suit over two medical treatment patents because of sovereign immunity, the Federal Circuit said on July 24, 2020.
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    July 27, 2020

    The Commodores, the American soul and funk band, is entitled to damages for both the US and European misuse of its trademarks by former member Thomas McClary, the Eleventh Circuit said on July 23, 2020.
  • Curse of the Black Pearl 400x200 Disney’s Win in ‘Pirates’ Copyright Suit Reversed by Ninth Cir.

    July 24, 2020

    The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on July 22, 2020, revived a copyright suit brought by writers Arthur Lee Alfred II and Ezequiel Martinez Jr. and producer Tova Laiter alleging that Walt Disney Co. ripped off a screenplay for the first “Pirates of the Caribbean” film.
  • andpizza v atpizza thumbnail &pizza Loses Copyright Claims Against UK Replica @pizza

    July 23, 2020

    The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on July 17, 2020, dismissed American fast casual pizza restaurant &pizza’s copyright suit against the operator of the “@pizza” restaurant in Edinburgh, Scotland, because it failed to show that @pizza violated their copyright and that the restaurant would harm their US commerce.
  • USPTO Publishes Report on Trends of US Women Inventors USPTO Releases Updated Study on Participation of Women in The US Innovation Economy

    July 22, 2020

    The new report updates the previous findings based on a review of an additional nearly one million issued patents and three years of new data, and it provides further insights into the participation of women in America’s intellectual property systems.