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Stories with subject: Intellectual property violations
  • Ala. man sentenced for copyright violation 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 7:26 am
  • LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - An Alabama man faces two years in federal prison after pleading guilty to copyright infringement in November.

  • Court declines to block drug ruling in patent case 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:40 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday declined to temporarily block a lower court ruling that opens the world's best-selling multiple sclerosis drug to competition from generic rivals next month.

  • Merriman suing Nike over Lights Out name 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 9:02 pm
  • SAN DIEGO - Former NFL linebacker Shawne Merriman is suing Nike for trademark infringement and unfair competition over its Lights Out apparel line.

  • Gummy bear loses latest round in copyright fight 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 10:10 am
  • BERLIN - Swiss chocolatier Lindt & Spruengli AG has won the latest round in its battle of the bears against Germany's Haribo GmbH.

  • Smartphone trial judge annoyed by phones in court 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 12:56 am
  • SAN JOSE, California - So far one of the biggest problems for a federal judge overseeing a patent battle between the world's largest smartphone makers isn't about stolen ideas. It's getting the roomful of smartphone devotees to turn off their devices.

  • Studios sue defunct website for infringement 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 10:55 am
  • ALEXANDRIA, Virginia - Hollywood studios are suing the defunct file-sharing website Megaupload and its founder, Kim Dotcom, claiming the website facilitated massive copyright infringement.

  • New Hampshire bill aims to nip false patent claims 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 11:16 am
  • CONCORD, New Hampshire - Lawmakers are considering making it harder for companies with false patent claims - known as patent trolls - to demand that businesses pay licensing fees or be sued.

  • Samsung: Patents developed by Google engineers 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 8:19 pm
  • SAN JOSE, California - Samsung fired back at Apple's accusations of patent theft Tuesday, saying the South Korean tech giant didn't write any of the Android software on its smartphones and tablets, Google did.

  • Judge awards CMU $1.54B in Marvell patent dispute 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 1:34 pm
  • NEW YORK - A court has awarded Carnegie Mellon University $1.54 billion in a patent dispute with chip maker Marvell Technology.

  • Court: Company can move forward with Lexmark suit 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 10:41 am
  • WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a competitor of printer maker Lexmark International Inc. can move forward with a lawsuit accusing the company of disparaging its business.