Recent Developments In Information Technology Law - First Quarter 2013


Table of Contents:

*I. U.S. Supreme Court

- A. Trademarks

*II. U.S. Courts of Appeal

- A. Patents

- B. Copyrights

- C. Copyrights/Criminal

- D. Trademarks

- E. Trademarks/Unfair Trade Practices

- F. Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA)

- G. Trade Secrets/Misappropriation

*III. U.S. District Courts

- A. Patents

- B. Patents/Antitrust

- C. Copyrights

- D. Copyright/Criminal

- E. Trademarks

- F Trademark/Cybersquatting

- G. Trademarks/Rights of Publicity

- H. Lanham Act/False Advertising

- I. Trade Secrets

- J. Trade Secrets/Criminal

*IV. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

- A. Trademark

*V. State Courts

- A. Massachusetts

*VI. State Legislation

- A. Michigan

Exerpt from U.S. SUPREME COURT: Trademarks -

As reported at 85 BNA’s PTCJ 341, on January 9, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, in a unanimous ruling, that Nike Inc.’s covenant not to sue a competitor for trademark infringement, delivered after Nike has filed an infringement lawsuit against the competitor and even then only after the competitor has filed a counterclaim seeking a cancellation of Nike’s mark, divested the federal district court of Article III jurisdiction. Already LLC v. Nike Inc...

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