Intellectual Property Law


John Oliver takes on Patent Trolls

John Oliver takes on Patent Trolls

John Oliver delivered another must see segment on his Last Week Tonight Show on HBO. This time its about the epidemic of Patent...

Apr 20 2015, 8:43am CDT

HBO wants Periscope to take down Game of Thrones Live Streams

HBO wants Periscope to take down Game of Thrones Live Streams

Periscope sent notice by HBO to take down the fifth season premier of the Games of Throne from their video sharing app on Twitt...

Apr 15 2015, 9:54am CDT

Chris Brown wants to become a Good Dad for Royalty

Chris Brown wants to become a Good Dad for Royalty

Chris finally got off probation and intends to spend most of his time with the 9 months old daughter Royalty who he will be rai...

Mar 25 2015, 8:32am CDT

Jury to Apple: Pay $532.9 Million for Infringing Smartflash Patents

Jury to Apple: Pay $532.9 Million for Infringing Smartflash Patents

It’s like David versus Goliath. Apple, the world’s number one company, has been ordered by a jury to pay $532.9 million for inv...

Feb 25 2015, 5:33am CST

Taylor Swift trademarks 1989 Phrase “This Sick Beat”

Taylor Swift trademarks 1989 Phrase “This Sick Beat”

The pop singer has decided that she needs to trademark some phrases as she released her new album. Taylor Swift uses some of th...

Jan 29 2015, 5:02am CST

You may not Repair Your Car due to Copyright Law

You may not Repair Your Car due to Copyright Law

There is the issue of the law on copyright infringement as far as car repairs go. Maybe in the future you won’t be able to do s...

Nov 26 2014, 5:22am CST

Aereo becomes a Cable Company

Aereo becomes a Cable Company

It turns out that Aereo does have a plan B after all: it wants to be classified as a cable company. After the Supreme Court sid...

Jul 10 2014, 8:06am CDT

Calling All Whistleblowers: Kim Dotcom Offers $5m Reward For Helpful Evidence

Calling All Whistleblowers: Kim Dotcom Offers $5m Reward For Helpful Evidence

It’s not usually the pirate that offers the bounty; but Megaupload founder and alleged pirate Kim Dotcom has said he’ll give $5...

Jun 9 2014, 3:45pm CDT

Justice Department  to Begin Review of Music Licensing

Justice Department to Begin Review of Music Licensing

The U.S. Justice Department will review its decades-old consent decrees...

Jun 4 2014, 8:39pm CDT

DVD and CD ripping to be legal in the UK in July

DVD and CD ripping to be legal in the UK in July

Uploading content to a cloud service will be legal as well...

Mar 28 2014, 10:27am CDT

Should Developers Sign An NDA Before Hearing Your Idea?

Should Developers Sign An NDA Before Hearing Your Idea?

The Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) is an extremely common form of “protecting” entrepreneurs’ ideas from being stolen. Each day...

Feb 6 2014, 9:43am CST

Potential Buyers Wait For Blackberry's Patents

Potential Buyers Wait For Blackberry's Patents

Potential buyers are waiting on the sidelines to see if Blackberry will part with its patents, according to two sector bankers....

Feb 5 2014, 10:37am CST

I4U news

51 Disney Movies Based On The Public Domain

Do you think you know Disney? Many of your favorite classic films were based on public domain stories (works whose copyright h...

Feb 4 2014, 3:15am CST

The Coming Patentocalpyse

The Coming Patentocalpyse

At 7:30 pm on December last year, when New York City was getting ready to celebrate the end of 2013, Anthony Hayes was driving...

Jan 10 2014, 10:51am CST

Google, Apple Nab 345 Patents That May Govern Your Next Car

Google, Apple Nab 345 Patents That May Govern Your Next Car

What will your next car be like? Google, Apple and other giants of the smartphone business have plenty of ideas. In fact, Googl...

Jan 1 2014, 3:56pm CST

I4U news

A Danger Lurks In The Righteous War Against Patent Trolls

Judging from events that have already occurred, and others that soon will occur, righteous forces are gathered against patent t...

Dec 23 2013, 7:36am CST

Understanding Copyright Law In The Age of Content

Understanding Copyright Law In The Age of Content

Content is king in marketing today, but the laws related to content are new to many companies. Navigating the world of copyrigh...

Dec 21 2013, 11:56am CST

RIAA has Removed more than 25 Million URL Listings from Google

RIAA has Removed more than 25 Million URL Listings from Google

American recording industry association known as the RIAA has forced Google to take down 25 million URL listings which happen t...

Jul 6 2013, 7:39am CDT

Lawmakers in Washington Push Legislation Aimed at Lowering Online Radio Station Royalties

Lawmakers in Washington Push Legislation Aimed at Lowering Online Radio Station Royalties

Online radio station say current royalty rates are unfair and discriminatory...

Sep 24 2012, 8:10am CDT

Apple Loses Chinese Trademark Dispute Over iPad Name

Apple Loses Chinese Trademark Dispute Over iPad Name

Apple liable for a billion dollars?...

Dec 7 2011, 3:10pm CST

Vizio and LG Settle Patent Suits

Vizio and LG Settle Patent Suits

Vizio and LGE are friends again...

Jan 19 2011, 8:07am CST

TiVo Files Patent Infringement Against AT&T and Verizon

TiVo Files Patent Infringement Against AT&T and Verizon

A judge in the Eastern District of Texas, United States District Court has opened the floodgates for patent infringement suits....

Aug 27 2009, 10:00am CDT

Vonage and Nortel Agree to Settle Patent Dispute

Vonage and Nortel today announced that they have agreed in principle to end the litigation pending between them. The contempl...

Dec 31 2007, 9:24am CST

Vonage settles Patent Lawsuit with Sprint

Vonage settles Patent Lawsuit with Sprint

Today Vonage announced that it has settled its pending patent dispute with Sprint Communications LP and entered into a licensin...

Oct 8 2007, 9:10am CDT

RIM Sued Again - Now By Visto

Just when everything got back to normal in the Blackberry world, RIM gets hit again by a patent-infringement lawsuit. RIM settl...

May 2 2006, 4:02am CDT

Royalty-Free Music for Podcasts

Royalty-Free Music for Podcasts

PodShow, Inc. announces the Podsafe Music Network, the first independent online community that connects artists, podcasters and...

Aug 25 2005, 2:03am EST

MIT shuts down controversial analog File-swapping Network

MIT shuts down controversial analog File-swapping Network

The two MIT students who thought they'd found a way to give students access to a music library without running into copyright l...

Nov 2 2003, 9:57am EST