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  • Supreme Court rejects Trump plea to enforce asylum ban

    Supreme Court rejects Trump plea to enforce asylum ban

    Intellectual Property 12/22/2018

    A divided Supreme Court won’t let the Trump administration begin enforcing a ban on asylum for any immigrants who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border. Chief Justice John Roberts joined his four more liberal colleagues Friday in ruling agains...

  • The Latest: New Mexico court blocks straight-ticket option

    The Latest: New Mexico court blocks straight-ticket option

    Intellectual Property 09/11/2018

    The New Mexico Supreme Court is blocking a ballot option that would have allowed voters to select candidates from one particular party in all races by marking a single box. The court made its decision Wednesday after listening to oral arguments ...

  • 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...

  • High court won't hear Nevada patient dumping case

    High court won't hear Nevada patient dumping case

    Intellectual Property 06/23/2015

    The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from Nevada over a lawsuit that claims the state wrongfully bused indigent psychiatric patients to San Francisco without paying the costs of their medical care.   The justices on Tuesday let stand a lower c...

  • Software re-sale restricted by US Court of Appeals

    Software re-sale restricted by US Court of Appeals

    Intellectual Property 08/23/2013

    Software company Autodesk can stop a man from re-selling second-hand copies of its software because the programs are licensed to users, not owned by them, a US appeals court has ruled. Software producers who clearly impose restrictions on buyers and ...

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