IP Insights

A debate has raged for years as to whether the infamous English rock band Led Zeppelin in its guitar intro to “Stairway to Heaven” infringed the copyright of the song “Taurus” by the American rock band Spirit. Read More »
This Act allows companies to file civil lawsuits for trade secrets theft under the federal Economic Espionage Act. Read More »
The NCAA men’s basketball tournament is full of well-known trademarks. But a number of these better known marks were not actually coined by the NCAA. Read More »
On February 12, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit retained its long-standing rule that overseas sales of a product don't exhaust a patent owner's right to sue in the U.S. Read More »
As we move into Super Bowl weekend and are likely to encounter one or two of these inventions, we reflect back nearly 125 years to February 2, 1892... Read More »
A 41-page cease-and-desist letter aimed at a Metallica tribute band ended with Metallica taking decisive action--but probably not the action many would expect. Read More »
On a cold winter day it’s interesting to learn that on January 14, 1918, T.J. La Cras of Toronto, Canada filed a patent application for an “Antislip Device for Crutch-Tips.” Read More »
Can a company obtain exclusive rights to zilch, nada, nothing? For years, two beverage giants have been trying to find out. Read More »
 
 
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