The reposting of this article is part of a cross-post agreement with Cyberlex. You’re a celebrity and had a threesome. Your partner wasn’t one of them. You want the affair to remain private. You go to a court in England where your family resides and get an interim injunction. It prevents the English press from publishing […]
There have been many high profile court cases of patent infringement in the past year, culminating in a headline-topping $1 billion award for Apple against Samsung. Even with massive awards like this, at the end of the day, has the patent system produced a net benefit for Apple and the smartphone industry as a whole?
Won’t somebody think of the children!? A New York federal court judge will. A copyright infringement lawsuit by multiple authors’ groups – including two Canadian ones – against Google and several universities for their HathiTrust Digital Library book scanning and digital distribution has been dismissed.
Does The Status And Character Of The Litigant Or Litigant-Related Participant Influence Judicial Decision Making And Therefore The Result?
Munyonzwe Hamalengwa is a Ph.D candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. There are millions of words that have been written both by conservative and progressive judges, lawyers, scholars, political scientists, social scientists, historians and journalists on various judicial philosophies and interpretative doctrines, but the influence of the status of the litigant in influencing judicial decision […]
In her research paper titled "Of Trolls, Davids, Goliaths, and Kings: Narratives and evidence in the litigation of high-tech patents," Assistant Professor Colleen V. Chien, at Santa Clara University School of Law, provides a snapshot of U.S. patent litigation that could not only inform current efforts to reform the patent system, but could also serve […]