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Supreme Court: Allen V. Cooper and Intellectual Property Rights - Intellectual Property News

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Intellectual Property News

Posted on: May 18, 2020

From the U.S. Chamber of Commerce:

Recently, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Allen v. Cooper, holding that Congress did not have the authority to revoke the sovereign immunity of states from copyright infringement lawsuits. While the result is disappointing and problematic in its practical effect, the U.S. Chamber’s Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) also sees some positive aspects to the decision and the concurrence of Justices Breyer and Ginsburg. Read more.

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