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Artistic use of MASTERMIND mark was protected free speech
A hip-hop musician’s use of the registered mark MASTERMIND in album name was protected by the First Amendment. The trademark owner’s suit against the musician for infringement was...
Collage website Polyvore could be liable for making copies of user-uploaded celebrity images
In reversing grant of summary judgment in favor of Polyvore, members of appellate panel agree that more factfinding is required, but disagree as to the nature of the "volitional conduct"...
Jury’s $7.5 million award over fuel ethanol patent infringement reinstated
The Federal Circuit ruled the district court improperly concluded two patents were invalid based on anticipation by prior art.
Claims of three GUI patents for electronic trading were patent-ineligible
Following Covered Business Method (CBM) review, the PTAB has properly held that three patents held by Trading Technologies for a graphical user interface for electronic trading were patent-ineligible...
Business owner contributorily, but not vicariously, infringed through website developer’s use of unlicensed photos
Business owner had "reason to know" of website developer’s direct infringement, but derived no direct financial benefit from it. In addition, the mere "reason to know"&mdash...