April 28, 2014
by Kenneth Hall
JURIST Guest Columnist Yaniv Heled of Georgia State University College of Law argues that patent trolls may be better understood when viewed as analogous to biological parasites, as both are naturally occurring phenomena that thrive by syphoning resources from hosts. Viewing patent trolls as ...[read more]
March 20, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court heard arguments in Mutual Pharmaceutical Company, Inc. v. Bartlett Tuesday to consider whether design defect claims can be brought when a generic drug does not present all the warnings the brand-name version of the drug does, and thus causes injury. Attorneys for Mutual ...[read more]
November 9, 2012
by Leigh Argentieri
JURIST Guest Columnist Louise Lau, University of Texas School of Law Class of 2013, analyzes the effects that Lululemon's design patent lawsuit against Calvin Klein might have on the fashion industry...In an industry that has traditionally accepted inspiration and appropriation as the status quo, ...[read more]
October 25, 2012
by Leigh Argentieri
JURIST Guest Columnist Cory Howard, Wake Forest School of Law Class of 2014, argues that the recent suit filed by Lululemon concerning Calvin Klein's alleged infringement of design patents represents a potential turning point for the industry...Design patents, which protect manufactured article's ...[read more]
October 18, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
A UK appeals court ruled Thursday in favor of Samsung Electronics (UK) Limited in a design infringement case brought by Apple, Inc.. The decision by the three-judge panel upheld a lower court ruling finding that three of Samsung's tablets did not infringe on Apple's registered design patent. The ...[read more]
October 4, 2012
by Leigh Argentieri
JURIST Guest Columnists Natasha Major and Marcus Childs Moore, respectively Class of 2013 and 2012 from Howard University School of Law, analyze the ruling in Apple v. Samsung and argue that granting Apple's request for permanent injunctions against Samsung devices is an unfounded attempt to ...[read more]
August 25, 2012
by Jennie Ryan
A jury in the US District Court for the Northern District of California ruled Friday that Samsung Electronics violated several smartphone and tablet technology related patents held by Apple, awarding $1.05 billion in damages. The dispute covers everything from the shape and design of the ...[read more]
July 23, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
An Australian federal court on Monday began hearing two patent infringement cases brought by Apple and Samsung Electronics that are anticipated to last for the next three months. Apple has sued Samsung for infringing numerous patents by producing smartphones and tablets similar in design to the ...[read more]
June 27, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
A federal judge on Tuesday granted a request by Apple to issue an injunction against Samsung Electronics blocking the sale of the Galaxy 10.1 tablet computer while the patent infringement case is reviewed. Judge Lucy Koh for the US District Court for the Northern District of California stated that ...[read more]
September 24, 2008
by Devin Montgomery
An en-banc panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Monday clarified the test to be used to determine whether a design patent has been infringed. The issue came before the court in a dispute over an alleged infringement of US Design Patent No. 467,389, a design for a four-sided ...[read more]

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