Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Law360 provides breaking news and analysis on IP law. Coverage includes high-stakes cases involving patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and other forms of IP, as well as policy developments and licensing deals.



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Latest News in Intellectual Property

  • June 18, 2024

    Qualcomm Investors Ink $75M Deal Over Licensing Practices

    Qualcomm Inc. investors asked a California federal judge to greenlight a $75 million settlement that would resolve their claims that the chipmaker misled the market by stating it kept its licensing and chip-supply businesses separate when it regularly bundled the two in negotiations and agreements.

  • June 18, 2024

    Microsoft Reaches Deal With Patent Biz After $242M Verdict

    Microsoft indicated on Tuesday that it has decided to settle a fight with a litigation outfit that won a $242 million verdict from a Delaware federal jury over patents bought from a company that developed Apple's Siri software.

  • June 18, 2024

    Fed. Circ. Won't Revive Philips Communication Patent Claims

    The Federal Circuit on Tuesday sided with Patent Trial and Appeal Board judges who gutted claims in a Philips patent challenged by a Chinese chipmaker that is facing an infringement suit in Delaware.

  • June 18, 2024

    USPTO Hears Array Of Ideas For Altering Director Review

    Numerous groups have offered suggestions to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on the process where the agency's director reviews Patent Trial and Appeal Board decisions, from adjusting which cases are subject to review to barring the director from personally making decisions.

  • June 18, 2024

    11th Circ. Orders New Shrimp Secrets Trial Over Judge's Exit

    The Eleventh Circuit ordered a new trial in a trade secrets dispute involving breeders of disease-resistant shrimp, saying Tuesday that a magistrate judge who oversaw the trial's conclusion so that a federal judge could catch a flight exceeded his authority by answering jury questions and rejecting a defense counsel's request for clarification on damages awarded.

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Intellectual Property

Areas of Coverage

  • LITIGATION
  • Infringement suits over patents, copyrights, and trademarks
  • Patent Trial and Appeal Board disputes
  • Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) litigation
  • Section 301 cases
  • Trade secrets disputes
  • Licensing and royalty fights
  • Right-of-publicity suits
  • Antitrust disputes involving IP issues
  • AGENCIES
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Copyright Office
  • U.S. International Trade Commission
  • World Intellectual Property Organization
  • POLICY & REGULATION
  • Patent reform legislation and related bills in Congress
  • Efforts to streamline international intellectual property law
  • ENFORCEMENT
  • Piracy and counterfeiting actions
  • International trade disputes involving IP issues
  • PROFILES
  • Personnel moves
  • Profiles of IP practices

Readership

  • Intellectual property lawyers at top law firms
  • Corporate counsel and compliance officers at Fortune 1000 companies
  • Executives and attorneys in the life sciences, technology, and other IP-focused industries
  • Information experts at law firms, agencies, and companies
  • Policymakers at federal and state agencies
  • Judges and court staff across the U.S.
  • Professors, students, and library staff at every accredited law school in the U.S.
  • Attorney and law firm marketing professionals
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