Supreme Court Limits Damages Apple Can Claim From Profits of Samsung Phone Sales After Infringement of Smartphone Appearance
December 6, 2016. In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court interpreted a damages provision of the Patent Act to lower the amount owed to Apple by Samsung.
Supreme Court Okays USPTO's "Broadest Reasonable Interpretation" (BRI) Standard for Patent Interpretation
June 20, 2016. U.S. Supreme Court holds that U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has final say on whether to start an inter partes proceeding.
Supreme Court Loosens Standards for Awarding Enhanced Damages for Patent Infringement Damages
June 13, 2016. In Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc., the U.S. Supreme Court has given trial judges more discretion over awarding enhanced damages in patent cases.
The Defend Trade Secrets Act
May 11, 2016. A new federal law allows federal courts to hear civil trade secret cases.
Correction for Music Law, 8th edition, concerning royalty rates for mechanical royalties
March 31, 2016. The statutory rate for mechanical royalties is 9.1 cents per song.