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Apr 3, 2023

The future of intellectual property law in the era of artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly changing the world, and the field of intellectual property law is no exception. AI is being used to create new products and services, automate tasks, and even generate creative content. This raises a number of challenges for intellectual property law, which is designed to protect the rights of creators and […]

Jun 27, 2022

Michael Best secures over $100M in IP verdict

A team of Michael Best attorneys led by John Scheller secured over $100 million verdict for Raffel Systems this month.

Feb 4, 2020

Milwaukee Tool sues competitor for ‘misleading’ logo

Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation is suing the company that makes Milwaukee Leather products, accusing it of misleading customers and tarnishing the reputation of Milwaukee Tool’s “famous” logo. Milwaukee Tool filed a trademark infringement lawsuit in federal court on Friday. The complaint accuses Shaf International Inc., which sells products under the Milwaukee Leather and Milwaukee Perfo[...]

Mar 23, 2018

THE IP GUIDE: Another federal decision broadens trademark protection

The courts have been busy lately reviewing federal trademark law. Understanding new decisions and recent trends is important for all growing businesses, since company brands, logos, and slogans are oftentimes their most valuable assets.

Aug 2, 2016

Lawyers: Colbert is intellectual property

After CBS "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert told viewers that lawyers representing his old Comedy Central show said he couldn't be "Stephen Colbert" anymore, he thumbed his nose at them with a transparent dodge.

May 25, 2016

Software engineer in federal court, accused of stealing Rockwell trade secrets

A software engineer is charged in federal court in Milwaukee with stealing trade secrets from his former employer, Rockwell Automation.

Apr 18, 2016

Jury awards software company nearly $1 billion in damages

A federal jury in Wisconsin has awarded health care software firm Epic nearly $1 billion in damages in its lawsuit against an Indian firm it had accused of stealing trade secrets.

Oct 14, 2015

Jury: Apple infringed on Wisconsin university’s tech patent

A federal jury has found Apple Inc. infringed on a technology patent held by the foundation that protects the University of Wisconsin's intellectual property.

Apr 7, 2015

Protecting brands in the Internet age

Remember the Marlboro Man, that stalwart image forever linked to the American West? A symbol of ruggedness, he was used by the Philip Morris tobacco company to sell millions and millions of cigarettes from 1954 to 1999.

Nov 17, 2014

Close gaps in your IP protection

Protecting a company’s intellectual property can create benefits. An incomplete IP strategy, however, may leave a company with gaps that undermine the efforts (and expenses) that it took to protect its IP in the first place.

Sep 2, 2014

A record year for IP law at US Supreme Court

A lot has changed in the realm of intellectual property law following the record-breaking 10 IP cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in its 2013 term.

Aug 6, 2014

Federal Circuit opens door for patent cases

Intellectual property attorneys who challenge decisions before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board say a recent Federal Circuit ruling means they no longer can be barred from introducing new evidence in appeals at the U.S. District Court.


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