Forum Shopping in Patent Cases

Forum Shopping in Patent Cases

By David Kline Many defendants in patent infringement cases argue that case law (such as VE Holding in 1990) allowing patent lawsuits to be filed in any district in which the defendant has sales have only encouraged abusive patent litigation. They say this practice,...
The Slants Case and the Trademark Protection Debate

The Slants Case and the Trademark Protection Debate

By David Kline A January 2017 release from Simon Tam’s dance rock group The Slants is called “The Band Who Must Not Be Named” — and for good reason. Despite making music for more than a decade, the world’s first all Asian-American dance rock band had...
Conan O’Brien’s Joke Theft Lawsuit

Conan O’Brien’s Joke Theft Lawsuit

Talk-show host Conan O’Brien recently came to an undisclosed settlement with a freelance comedy writer who accused Conan and his team of stealing several jokes from his social media accounts back in 2015. The litigation represents a rare copyright infringement...