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  • The King of Comics… Avenged?

    On September 26, the two parties involved in the suit released a joint statement, to the surprise of many.

  • Activision successfully rebuffs patent claim

    Originally brought by McRO, Inc. d.b.a. Planet Blue, the suit alleged that Activision Blizzard violated two patents by using software that automatically animated and synchronized speech patterns to the lips of characters in a number of big budget video games.

  • Partnership for American Innovation lends support to White House crowdsourcing initiative

    The PAI comprises some heavyweights of the American economy. Apple, DuPont, Ford, GE, IBM, Microsoft and Pfizer have all banded together to promote the importance of innovation to the American economy, and the group has thrown its support behind this initiative.

  • Chances for patent reform may improve in 2015 with new Congress in office

    A bill that was supposed to address problems associated with “patent trolls” was scrapped by the U.S. Senate earlier this year.

  • Activision responds to Noriega lawsuit

    In July, Noriega filed suit against Activision in a Los Angeles Supreme Court for the unwarranted use of his name and likeness in the military campaign shooter “Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.” The suit contends that Activision intentionally used Noriega’s likeness in an effort to shore up profits, and...

  • FTC-1, NPE-0

    Judge Walter Smith of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas has ruled in the FTC’s favor, throwing out the suit, noting that the FTC’s investigation is not yet complete and therefore the matter is not ripe for a decision.

  • Ins and outs of international IP

    The two spoke about the strategies their companies use in dealing with international IP.

  • The Judicial Conference of the U.S. makes small rules change for patent infringement

    A change to the rules governing federal courts will make life a whole lot harder for patent trolls, by forcing them to make allegations of patent infringement instead of accusing targets of stealing their inventions

  • New York AG files anti-trust lawsuit against drug maker

    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office filed suit against pharmaceutical company Actavis and its New York-based subsidiary Forest Laboratories, claiming the companies’ plans to discontinue a popular drug used in the treatment of the deadly disease intentionally put patients in a compromising position.

  • Trademarking DC’s coolness

    Evidence that the DC Cool tourism campaign was already underway can be found in trademark filing documents. This caught the eye of Joanne Ludovici, partner in the DC office of McDermott Will & Emery LLC and an expert in copyright, trademark and domain name acquisition.

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