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  • Alaska court rules police need aerial surveillance warrants

    Alaska court rules police need aerial surveillance warrants

    Intellectual Property 09/08/2020

    The Alaska Court of Appeals has ruled law enforcement officers cannot use cameras and drones for aerial searches of property without a warrant. The court acknowledged police have a legal right to fly over property, but the use of observational techno...

  • Court: First Amendment protects “hate group” label

    Court: First Amendment protects “hate group” label

    Intellectual Property 09/20/2019

    A federal judge has ruled that a liberal advocacy group has a First Amendment right to call a Christian ministry a hate group for its opposition to homosexuality.U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson, in a 141-page decision issued late Thursday, threw o...

  • Women urge jail until trial for Epstein as judge weighs bail

    Women urge jail until trial for Epstein as judge weighs bail

    Intellectual Property 07/16/2019

    Two Jeffrey Epstein accusers urged a judge Monday to keep the wealthy financier behind bars until he goes on trial on federal charges that he sexually abused underage girls.The women stood just feet from where Epstein was seated in his blue jail outf...

  • Question of sales tax on online purchases goes to high court

    Question of sales tax on online purchases goes to high court

    Intellectual Property 04/14/2018

    Online shoppers have gotten used to seeing that line on checkout screens before they click "purchase." But a case before the Supreme Court could change that.At issue is a rule stemming from two, decades-old Supreme Court cases: If a business is shipp...

  • Trademark, Patent & Intellectual Property Rights

    Trademark, Patent & Intellectual Property Rights

    Intellectual Property 09/10/2017

    Gambia Joins The Madrid Protocol! The Gambia’s recent accession to the Madrid Protocol, effective from 18th December, 2015, makes the smiling coast the 96th member of Madrid. The protocol is designed to simplify intellectual property registrati...

  • A Supreme Court pharma case deals consumers a big loss

    A Supreme Court pharma case deals consumers a big loss

    Intellectual Property 08/23/2017

    In the war being waged by large corporations against individual rights — and, yes, it is a war — a potentially decisive battle was recently fought. It will come as little surprise to any informed observer of American society that it was n...

  • U.S. high court ruling deals blow to patent trolls

    U.S. high court ruling deals blow to patent trolls

    Intellectual Property 07/10/2017

    The Supreme Court is making it easier for companies to defend themselves against patent infringement lawsuits.The justices ruled unanimously on Monday that such lawsuits can be filed only in states where defendants are incorporated. The issue is impo...

  • High court ruling limits international reach of patent laws

    High court ruling limits international reach of patent laws

    Intellectual Property 02/22/2017

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with California-based Life Technologies Corp. in a patent infringement case that limits the international reach of U.S. patent laws. The justices ruled unanimously that the company's shipment of a single part of a...

  • High court sides with Samsung in patent dispute with Apple

    High court sides with Samsung in patent dispute with Apple

    Intellectual Property 01/09/2017

    The Supreme Court unanimously sided with smartphone maker Samsung on Tuesday in its high-profile patent dispute with Apple over design of the iPhone. The justices said Samsung may not be required to pay all the profits it earned from 11 phone models ...

  • US Supreme Court could hear Charleston company, Lexmark case

    US Supreme Court could hear Charleston company, Lexmark case

    Intellectual Property 12/13/2016

    A small Charleston company that refills and resells empty toner cartridges could soon be defending itself before the U.S. Supreme Court in a dispute that could affect huge tech companies and pharmaceutical firms. Lexmark, a Lexington, Kentucky-based ...

  • Court declines to block drug ruling in patent case

    Court declines to block drug ruling in patent case

    Intellectual Property 09/09/2016

    Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday declined to temporarily block a lower court ruling that opens the world's best-selling multiple sclerosis drug to competition from generic rivals next month. The decision is a victory for rivals chal...

  • High court to hear patent fight over adult diapers

    High court to hear patent fight over adult diapers

    Intellectual Property 05/23/2016

    The Supreme Court will resolve a patent dispute between companies that make adult diapers. The justices said Monday they will hear an appeal from SCA Hygiene Products AB, which argues that it did not wait too long to file a patent infringement lawsui...

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