April 11, 2014
by Jason Kellam
JURIST Guest Columnists Peter J. Brann, David Swetnam-Burland and Stacy O. Stitham of Brann & Isaacson discuss the patent eligibility of computer-implemented inventions... The US Supreme Court's consideration of the patent eligibility of computer-implemented inventions in Alice Corporation ...[read more]
June 25, 2013
by G. Redd
The Intellectual Property High Court in Tokyo on Tuesday ruled that Samsung did not infringe an Apple patent regarding the synchronization of music and data on multiple devices. In so doing, the High Court affirmed the ruling of the Tokyo District Court last August. Neither company has issued an ...[read more]
March 10, 2013
by Sarah Steers
On March 10, 2006, China confirmed during the National People's Congress, an annual parliamentary meeting, that it had established a Judicial Court of Intellectual Property in conjunction with strengthened copyright laws. These changes followed accusations from various countries, including the US, ...[read more]
January 14, 2013
by Sarah Steers
On January 14, 2012, the US House of Representatives postponed hearings on the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Many popular and influential websites had responded negatively to the bill because of its controversial Domain Name System (DNS) blocking provisions, which would have required US Internet ...[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 Brandon Gatto
A judge for the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Wednesday declared in a preliminary ruling that Samsung violated Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 when it infringed four intellectual property patents held by Apple. The patents at issue involve both hardware and software features, ...[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 12, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On October 12, 2011, the US Congress approved free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea, the first trade partnerships the US had made in years. The US hoped the agreement would boost exports as well as protect US intellectual property within those countries. The last country to ...[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 27, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On August 27, 2010, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen filed suit against 11 major web companies, including Apple, eBay and Google, claiming infringement of four patents. The suit came as several of these companies faced unrelated intellectual property litigation for other alleged violations. In ...[read more]

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