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Intellectual Property

Jul 28, 2014

Lawyers hope court’s ruling limits patent suits

While everyone has been fixated on patent trolls, experts say a different breed of abusive intellectual-property litigants have been making a comeback: businesses that assert dubious patents for strategic reasons.

Jun 28, 2013

Public transit agencies deride ‘patent trolls’

Public transit agencies nationwide are being targeted with questionable lawsuits by so-called patent trolls squeezing settlements out of financially strapped public entities unable to mount legal defenses against claims they are infringing on intellectual property protections, industry representatives said Thursday.

Jun 19, 2013

Jurors award more than $10M in patent infringement dispute

Plaintiffs Rockwell Automation Inc., a Wisconsin corporation, and Rockwell Automation Technologies Inc., an Ohio corporation, filed a lawsuit Nov. 16, 2010, in federal court against defendants Germantown-based WAGO Corp. and its German parent company, WAGO Kontakttechnik GmbH & Co. KG.

May 28, 2013

Tips for IP lawyers in wake of game-changing ruling

Protecting rights has always been a challenge for intellectual property owners because of the relative ease with which pirates can steal their work.

Feb 5, 2013

Arntsen defends clients’ ideas

From coffee pods to comic book characters, attorney Allen Arntsen is busy protecting the intellectual property of his many clients.

Feb 5, 2013

Boyle cuts to the chase in IP law

Intellectual property law is no place for sugarcoating, according to James Boyle, a founding shareholder at Boyle Fredrickson SC, Milwaukee.

Feb 1, 2013

Quarles attorney Lewis paves path from lab to courtroom

Jessica Lewis has a bachelor’s degree in zoology and a Ph.D. in molecular and cellular biology. So, of course, she became a lawyer.

Jan 22, 2013

Win against Apple signals more work for IP lawyers

In a major milestone in the smartphone patent wars, a federal jury recently found that Apple Inc. infringed on three patents in its iPhone with regard to the camera feature and the handling and rejection of calls.

Sep 18, 2012

What every in-house lawyer needs to know about IP litigation

Intellectual property is one of the most complicated areas of law. Love it or hate it, at some point or another every in-house lawyer is going to be faced with some type of IP dispute.

Dec 14, 2011

Big debate over changes in IP law

Some theft of intellectual property is easy to spot. Think of a black market in Shanghai where for a few dollars visitors can snap up DVDs of “Hugo” or some other movie still playing in American theaters.

Dec 14, 2011

The hot legal practice areas for 2012

Despite sobering unemployment numbers across the country, employment for lawyers continues to be promising in the hottest practice areas.

Sep 15, 2011

Patent reform changes landscape for lawyers

Intellectual property lawyers could get a lot more work if President Barack Obama follows through on his promise to create entrepreneurial jobs by overhauling the U.S. patent system.


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