Intellectual Property News and Stories
Firm In Patent Deal With Microsoft Sues Apple
Wall Street JournalMarch 5, 2012
(MSFT) has sued Apple Inc. (APPL) for infringement, adding another wrinkle to the ongoing intellectual property wars among technology giants. Luxembourg-based Core Wireless Licensing Sarl filed a complaint in a Texas court last week alleging Apple has ...more »
Hollywood Docket: Jimmy Buffett Settles Martiniville Flap; Pirate Bay Removes ...
Hollywood ReporterMarch 1, 2012
We're taking a trip to see what's making news in the entertainment law world ... Jimmy Buffett has settled a trademark dispute with Florida restaurant Martiniville Liquor Bar & Kitchen, which he claimed infringed his "Margaritaville" trademark.more »
'Some people think I sleep with Shakespeare'
Post-TribuneMarch 4, 2012
... well as the truth of this statement, you will understand the essence of Barbara Gaines, the small but mighty dynamo who is the founder and artistic director of Chicago Shakespeare Theater, one of this city's most influential cultural institutions.more »
Monsanto Defeats Small Farmers in Critical Bioethics Class Action Suit
DailyTechMarch 1, 2012
Instead, their attorney Dan Ravicher (the lead attorney) of the Public Patent Foundation opted for a novel approach -- file a class action suit looking to put in place a "laws of nature" based preliminary injunction that would prohibit Monsanto from ...more »
Navajo Nation Sues Urban Outfitters For Alleged Trademark Infringement
WIBWMarch 3, 2012
... and to unfairly trade off the fame, reputation, and goodwill of the Navajo Nation's name and trademarks." One of the laws under which the tribe is seeking redress is the Indian Arts and Crafts Act, a federal law that makes it illegal for non-Indian ...more »