We’ve discussed copyright and 3D printing on the BLLAWG before, but with developments in 3D printing accelerating, legal issues sprout up faster than a MakerBot can print your new shower curtain toggles.
3D printers have applications that go far beyond simple novelties. They have already been used to create functional prosthetics for amputees, working guns, and [...]
The Supreme Court made an interesting and unanimous ruling this week regarding requirements for class action lawsuits. As it stands under the Class Action Fairness Act, class action lawsuits in which plaintiffs seek damages greater than $5 million must be held in a federal district court. The ruling came in response to the case of [...]
Last week, in an unexpected turn of events, Nokia filed a brief in support of Apple in their lawsuit against Samsung. The brief was filed under seal but a summary provided with the brief indicates that Nokia believes Judge Koh wrongly denied Apple’s request for permanent injunction of Samsung’s products. Judge Koh previously ruled that [...]
The U.S. may have finally found a way to stop, or at least limit, patent trolls from continuing to wreak havoc on the legal system. A proposed “loser pays” update to the Shield Act in America Act would make patent trolls financially liable for all legal costs in unsuccessful lawsuits. Representative Peter DeFazio who helped [...]
Trial began yesterday for the April 2010 explosion of BP’s oil rig that that killed 11 workers and dumped millions of barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The initial phase of the trial is intended to determine the degree of blame to be put on BP and all other parties involved in [...]
Under Armour has just filed suit against Nike for using the phrase “I Will,” which Under Armour unveiled in a recent ad campaign. While Under Armour has long been the successful underdog in a market dominated by Nike, it has never before sued Nike. Under Armour alleges that Nike has used their tag line in [...]