Intellectual Property Section
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- 09.21.2015CAFC Upholds the Doctrine of Laches in Patent Cases
Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and found that the doctrine of laches is unavailable in copyright lawsuits, allowing the plaintiff to proceed with her claim for conduct. Read more here.
- 09.15.2015September 2015 Meeting Recap
See this post for the latest information from the IP Section Executive Committee's meeting on Monday, September 14, 2015.
- 09.10.2015Patent Connect for Hoosiers Connects Inventors with Attorneys
Many IP attorneys attended IU Maurer School of Law Center for Intellectual Property Research’s CLE Launch Event at Eli Lilly and Company on Tuesday, September 1. Learn more about CIPR's Patent Connect for Hoosiers here.
- 09.02.2015IP Section Co-Sponsor of PTAB/IBR Panel in 2016
The Intellectual Property Section is co-sponsoring the Insights to PTAB/IBR panel on January 26, 2016 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Learn more here.
- 08.11.2015CLE Recap: Patents and Trademarks at the Supreme Court
Check out this post for a recap of two recent CLE programs hosted by the Intellectual Property Section.
- 08.05.2015Angie's List Alleges Theft of Trade Secrets Against Amazon Local
Intellectual property attorneys at Angie's List recently sued Amazon Local, a company in Seattle, alleging theft of trade secrets. Read more here.
- 07.14.2015Meeting Minutes: July 2015
Click here to view a summary of the Intellectual Property Section Executive Committee meeting from July 13, 2015.
- 07.06.2015Indianapolis Skyline Photo Copyright Appeal Ruled Improper
On Monday, June 29, the 7th Circuit of Appeals ruled that a lawyer and photographer's appeal in a copyright lawsuit over unlicensed use of his photo of the Indianapolis skyline was improper. Read more here.
- 06.15.2015DISH Network Accuses Indiana Resident of Piracy
Intellectual property attorneys for DISH Network have filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of Indiana accusing a resident of piracy. Read more here.
- 06.04.2015UT Lady Vols Trademark Revisited
Check out this post for a follow-up of commentary on the Lady Vols and trademark abandonment.
- 06.01.2015SCOTUS Rules in Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc.
On May 26, the Supreme Court of the United States held that a defendant’s belief regarding patent validity is not a defense to a claim of induced patent infringement. Read more here.
- 05.18.2015Intellectual Property Branching Into Other Practice Areas
Intellectual property is increasingly crossing paths with other practice areas. Find out which fields are coming into play in this post.
- 05.04.2015Inventor’s Declaration Necessary to File RCE in 371 Applications
The United States Patent and Trademark Office is revising the rules of practice to implement Title I of the Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act of 2012. The revision will be effective May 13, 2015. Find out more information in this post.
- 04.28.2015Court of Appeals Rules Think Tank's Information Not a Trade Secret
The Court of Appeals of Indiana recently affirmed a ruling that concludes the defendants' information was insufficiently private to constitute trade secrets. You can read more about the case here.
- 04.16.2015Don't Forget - World IP Day is Coming Up!
Check out this post for more information on celebrating World IP Day in Indianapolis on Monday, April 27 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Hillbert Circle Theatre.
- 04.01.2015Trademark Infringement Part of this Complete Breakfast
The smooth rock band Hall & Oates is suing a food company selling "Haulin' Oats" granola for violation of its trademark. Read more about the case in this post.
- 03.17.2015Time for IP: World IP Day in Indianapolis
Check out this post for information about an event to celebrate World IP Day on Monday, April 27.
- 03.16.20152015 Patent Bar Scholarships Winners Announced
The IndyBar Intellectual Property Section is pleased to award its 2015 Patent Bar Scholarships to Prianka Ghanta and Kevin Oschman of the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Check out this post for more information.
- 03.11.2015"Blurred Lines" Case Leads to One of the Largest Damages Awards
A jury finds that Robin Thicke and Pharell Williams’ 2013 hit song “Blurred Lines” copied elements of Marvin Gaye’s 1977 song “Got to Give it Up” without permission. Find out how much the jury awarded Marvin Gaye's family in this post.
- 03.11.2015Passed and Pending Anti-Patent Troll Legislation
Indiana recently joined the ranks of 17 other states that have either passed or are considering anti-patent troll legislation. Check out this post for the progress of the pending legislation in each state.
- 02.24.2015Annual BioPharma/Tech Law Symposium on 3/12
The IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law will host the Annual BioPharma/Tech Law Symposium on Thursday, March 12 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Read this post for more details.
- 02.12.2015Back to the Future is Back in the Spotlight
Back to the Future is back in the spotlight...Although this time it's for a trademark infringement lawsuit. Check out this post for more information about the case.
- 02.02.2015Lucky for Petty, He Won't Have to Back Down
Details of an Oct. 2014 settlement agreement recently emerged where Sam Smith politely acknowledged that the chorus of “Stay With Me” sounds a lot like Tom Petty’s hit “I Won’t Back Down.” Check out this post for more.
- 01.29.2015Trademark Issues Arise for Super Bowl Teams
Sports and intellectual property law collide as the Patriots and Seahawks prepare for the Super Bowl. Check out this post to read about their trademark stories.
- 01.21.2015Intellectual Property Section Patent Bar Scholarship Available
The Intellectual Property Section will be awarding scholarships to up to three law students to cover Patent Bar Exam fees. See this post for more information.
- 01.12.2015Recent Supreme Court Rulings Could Help End Patent Trolls
Check out this article by Douglas Gallagher to read how the latest Supreme Court rulings could affect patent trolls.
- 12.05.2014McDonalds Isn’t Sweet on McSweet
After selling pickles under the MCSWEET mark for nearly 20 years, Washington-based McSweet LLC applied for a federal trademark registration, only to be blocked by McDonald's ubiquitous "MC" family of marks. Read more in this post.
- 11.12.2014Ethics CLE for Intellectual Property Lawyers
On Tuesday, Dec. 9 there will be an ethics CLE for intellectual property attorneys. Attendees will earn 3 Ethics and General Credits. Check out this post for more information!
- 11.07.2014What the Media Isn't Telling You About the Redskins Lawsuit
You've seen the dramatic headlines, now get the real story behind the Redskins lawsuit. This post from Kay Weiler has the background on the case that the media isn't telling you.
- 10.27.2014"Red Bull Gives You Wings" - and a Headache for Red Bull
The slogan "Red Bull gives you wings" is recognized by millions of consumers, but does it falsely imply that drinking Red Bull will give consumers a physical lift? Read more in this post by Stephen Farris.
- 10.16.2014Disney's Frozen Under Fire After Woman Files Multimillion Dollar Lawsuit
Disney is being sued by a woman who claims Frozen was taken from her life story. Check out this post by Eric Lamb to read about the case and her claims.
- 10.08.2014Experts in IP Creation and Commercialization Discuss University-Industry Partnering
Check out the IP Section CLE on Oct. 17 to hear from experts in licensing technology, medical and other inventions in the U.S. and internationally. A discussion of the Bayh-Dole Act will also be included. Find out more in this post.