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Google-Motorola deal highlights patents as ‘legal weapons’

NEW YORK — When an Internet company plunks down $12.5 billion to buy a struggling cellphone company for its collection of patents, it’s another sign that, for the high-tech industry, patents have become a mallet wielded by corporations to pummel ...

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H. Ward Classen: Unlocking Hidden Value in Intellectual Property

As corporations seek to generate increased revenue and profit, they often overlook the hidden value within their existing assets. Specifically, many corporations fail to recognize the intrinsic value of their intellectual property. Savvy in-house counsel can help unlock that value ...

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Lockheed challenges use of ‘Skunkworks’ name by gun maker

Defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. smelled something rotten when a Montana gun maker filed an application to trademark its name, Underground Skunkworks. One of Bethesda-based Lockheed’s most storied divisions is its Advanced Development Programs, more popularly known by its trademarked ...

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Is there a ribbon for lawsuit awareness?

The Huffington Post reported last month that the Susan G. Komen for the Cure has filed trademark infringement lawsuits against other charities that use “for the cure” in their names. The story alleges Komen spends a $1 million a year ...

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Former Pizza Boli’s franchisee enjoined

A federal judge in Baltimore has granted in part a motion for a preliminary injunction against a former Pizza Boli’s franchisee in Washington, D.C., prohibiting him from using the company’s trademarks and operating the franchise restaurant. Baltimore-based franchisor Prosperity Systems ...

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