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5th Circuit: Unpatented Products Can Be Given Patent-Like Protections by Contract

5th Circuit: Unpatented Products Can Be Given Patent-Like Protections by Contract

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The decision has significant and potentially far-reaching impacts for companies who seek to protect their product designs.

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BSA Software Audit Updates: Membership Changes and Impact on Audits

BSA Software Audit Updates: Membership Changes and Impact on Audits

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The changes to the BSA’s membership may affect the scope of the audit, and a company targeted by the BSA should take the following steps to mitigate its exposure.

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Apple Settles With Major Patent Holder at 1 a.m. the Night Before Trial

Apple Settles With Major Patent Holder at 1 a.m. the Night Before Trial

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Law360, which first reported the settlement, said that Unwired Planet was seeking $33 million in royalties.

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Webinar: Bridging the Information Gap Between Inventors and the Patent System

Webinar: Bridging the Information Gap Between Inventors and the Patent System

Event, April 27, 11 a.m. CDT
Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP will present a free webinar, “Full Disclosure: Bridging the Information Gap Between Inventors and the Patent System,” featuring Fitch Even partner Michael J. Krautner.

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BlackBerry Awarded $815 Million in Arbitration Case Against Qualcomm

BlackBerry Awarded $815 Million in Arbitration Case Against Qualcomm

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BlackBerry said Wednesday it has been awarded a preliminary $814.9 million in royalty overpayments made to Qualcomm, according to a CNBC report.

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Whirlpool Wins $7.6M Jury Verdict over Patent Infringement of Refrigerator Filters

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An East Texas jury has awarded Whirlpool Corp. $7.6 million, finding that a California company willfully infringed the patent protecting Whirlpool’s replacement water filters for refrigerators.

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Supreme Court Considers Why Patent Trolls Love Texas

Supreme Court Considers Why Patent Trolls Love Texas

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In recent years, a single judge based in Marshall, Tex., oversaw about a quarter of all patent cases nationwide, more than the number handled by all federal judges in California, Florida and New York combined, The New York Times reports.

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Dealing With Oracle’s Aggressive Audit Program

Dealing With Oracle’s Aggressive Audit Program

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Christopher Barnett of Scott & Scott LLP discusses some of the most important audit risks to keep in mind when using Oracle products.

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Top 10 Tips – Contractual Audits

Top 10 Tips – Contractual Audits

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In a recent client alert, Reed Smith offers tips for dealing with audit provisions involving payment of a license fee or royalty.

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Famous Patent ‘Troll’s’ Lawsuit Against Google Booted Out of East Texas

Famous Patent ‘Troll’s’ Lawsuit Against Google Booted Out of East Texas

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Ars Technica reports the move could reduce Eolas’ chances of winning a settlement or verdict when the case is heard in a court outside the plaintiff-friendly East Texas system.

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Webinar: Fueling Your Business Strategy with Patents

Webinar: Fueling Your Business Strategy with Patents

Event, March 5, 11 a.m. CST
Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP will present a free webinar, “Fueling Your Business Strategy with Patents,” featuring Fitch Even attorneys Allen E. Hoover and George N. Dandalides.

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Louis Vuitton Missed Joke from Parody Handbag Maker

Louis Vuitton Missed Joke from Parody Handbag Maker

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Chris Schwegmann, an intellectual property partner at Dallas-based Lynn Pinker Cox Hurst, agrees Louis Vuitton missed the joke when another company sold an inexpensive canvas tote bag was an obvious parody of the famous designer’s pricey designer bag.

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People in IP: Béatrix de Russé, IP Hall of Fame

People in IP: Béatrix de Russé, IP Hall of Fame

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Béatrix de Russé is a leading female pioneer in intellectual property. She took a struggling global IP department and turned it into a major source of revenue for her corporation. This is her story.

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DLA Piper Partner Joins American Law Institute Restatement of Copyright Law Project

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Hugh Marbury, a partner in DLA Piper’s Baltimore Litigation practice, has joined the Members Consultative Group for the American Law Institute’s Restatement of Copyright law project.

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Be Ready to Prove Intent to Use or Actual Use of a Trademark

Be Ready to Prove Intent to Use or Actual Use of a Trademark

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A client alert from Cowan Liebowitz & Latman discusses two recent developments conveying similar messages regarding the need to maintain supporting evidence at both the trademark application and registration stages.

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Ask a Patent Attorney: Intellectual Property Strategy Q&A Video

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Dylan O. Adams, a senior patent attorney and author of “Patents Demystified: An Insider’s Guide to Protecting Ideas and Inventions,” presents an on-demand webinar on patent protection.

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Paul McCartney Wants ‘Yesterday’ Back, Sues Sony

Paul McCartney Wants ‘Yesterday’ Back, Sues Sony

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The Beatles songs were sold to Michael Jackson in 1985 and then to Sony, but U.S. laws have changed since that happened.

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Apple Adds to Qualcomm’s Troubles, Filing Lawsuit Over Rebates

Apple Adds to Qualcomm’s Troubles, Filing Lawsuit Over Rebates

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Apple sued Qualcomm, its longtime partner, over what it said was $1 billion in withheld rebates on Qualcomm’s smartphone technology, according to The New York Times.

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Webinar: Lessons Learned from Federal Opinions on Patentable Subject Matter

Webinar: Lessons Learned from Federal Opinions on Patentable Subject Matter

Event, Jan. 25, 11 a.m. CST
Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP will present a free webinar, “Alice in Chains? Lessons Learned from Recent Federal Circuit Opinions on Patentable Subject Matter,” featuring Fitch Even partners Eric L. Broxterman and David A. Gosse.

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South Korea Fines Qualcomm $854 Million for Violating Competition Laws

South Korea Fines Qualcomm $854 Million for Violating Competition Laws

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South Korea’s antitrust regulator fined Qualcomm Inc $854 million for what it called unfair business practices in patent licensing and modem chip sales, a decision the U.S. chipmaker said it will challenge in court, reports Reuters.

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