Scott Graham

Uber Tries to Drive Waymo's Trade Secrets Case Into Arbitration

Scott Graham

Uber claims the Google subsidiary's suit targets a former employee who had an arbitration clause in his contract with Waymo.

Why Patent Ruling That 'Ignored' Supreme Court Precedent May Stand

Scott Graham

The justices have shown no great deference to the Federal Circuit in recent years. Yet, they sound reluctant to overrule a 1990 decision that led to a crush of filings in the Eastern District of Texas.

Why Patent Ruling That 'Ignored' Supreme Court Precedent May Stand

Scott Graham

The justices have shown no great deference to the Federal Circuit in recent years. Yet, they sound reluctant to overrule a 1990 decision that led to a crush of filings in the Eastern District of Texas.

Patent Lawyers, Anticipating a Shake-Up, Warily Watch SCOTUS

Scott Graham

The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to reassert a previous interpretation of the rules, which limited patent suits to the districts where companies are incorporated.

EBay Cleared of Seller's Alleged Patent Infringement

Scott Graham

The underlying case involved users who sold wooden bee traps that allegedly violated a man's patent.

Did SCOTUS Miss Chance to Fine-Tune IP Protection for Apparel?

Scott Graham

While the U.S. Supreme Court's copyright decision on cheerleader uniforms strengthens IP protection for fashion designers, some copyright lawyers said the high court missed a golden opportunity to provide more clarity.

Justices Mull Whether Settled Expectations Require Affirmance in Patent Exhaustion Case

Scott Graham

U.S. Supreme Court justices didn't tip their hands—or in most cases say much of anything, really—as the high court heard arguments Tuesday on the doctrine of patent exhaustion. But one intriguing thread did surface during the hour-long argumen: Whether affirming two longstanding decisions from the

Supreme Court Ends Laches Defense in Patent Cases

Scott Graham

To the surprise of no one, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled laches is not a defense to patent infringement suits that are brought within the Patent Act's limitations period.

Google Is Not Generic for Internet Searching—But the Day May Be Coming

Scott Graham

A Ninth Circuit panel indicated that most people still know the difference between Google as a trademarked brand and "googling" as a verb.

You, Baby — Ninth Circuit Asks California Supreme Court to Decide Turtles Copyright Suit

Scott Graham

The federal appellate court certified two questions that it says will determine the winner of a dispute over pre-1972 sound recordings.

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