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Courts are prodding patent reform

While patent legislation deliberately makes its way through in Congress, the courts and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office are making changes on their own. In an opinion expected to have a significant impact on patent practice, the Federal Circuit ...

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Taxes okayed on emotional distress damages

Reversing an opinion it issued just 11 months ago, the D.C. Circuit recently ruled the federal government can tax the money damages a plaintiff for emotional distress and other intangible injuries. The plaintiff, a whistleblower, argued she shouldn’t be taxed ...

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Copyright holders flexing online muscles

Brooklyn Law School professor Wendy Seltzer wanted to teach her copyright class a lesson by showing them what a copyright notice looks like. So she posted a 30-second clip from the 2007 Super Bowl containing the National Football League’s copyright ...

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