Agricultural innovations may be protected for limited periods by one or more sets of intellectual property laws.
Splenda maker sues Speedway chain over knockoff sweetener
Carmel-based Heartland Consumer Products says Speedway offers knockoff sweetener in packets that are too similar to Splenda’s packaging, which could confuse customers.Read More
The case involved more than 200 administrative patent judges who make up the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and issue hundreds of decisions every year. The case is of particular importance to patent holders and inventors, including major technology companies.
Epic Games, maker of the popular video game Fortnite, is trying to topple the so-called “walled garden” for iPhone and iPad apps that welcomes users and developers while keeping competition out.
Opponents—especially from industry—insist that production of coronavirus vaccines is complex and can’t be ramped up by easing intellectual property. They also say lifting protections could hurt future innovation.
Indiana intellectual property attorneys had first-hand experience with the increase of patent filings during the pandemic, as researchers and inventors harnessed their creative skills while quarantining.
The company behind the BoomBozz pizzeria chain is suing the its former franchisees in Carmel and Fishers for allegedly using the company’s recipes and other trade secrets to open Crafters Pizza and Draft House in Carmel.
The problem is especially urgent, says a congressional report, because billions of dollars in taxpayer-funded research have “contributed to China’s global rise over the last 20 years” and to its goal of being a world leader in science and technology by 2050.
Rights to Dean’s likeness for the controversial film were acquired through Indianapolis-based marketing firm CMG Worldwide, which represents Dean’s family along with the intellectual property rights associated with many other deceased personalities.
FBI special agent Craig Moringiello told IBJ “we have a tremendous infrastructure in place in this state for agricultural innovation, and that makes us a target.”
China will bar government authorities from demanding overseas companies hand over technology secrets in exchange for market share, addressing a key complaint at the heart of the China-U.S. trade dispute.
Joseph Muhler and William Nebergall will be inducted May 2 in Washington, D.C., along with 17 other inventors and innovators.
Carmel-based Heartland Food Products Group said it reached “an amicable resolution” of its differences with the franchisor of 3,700 restaurants.
Britain's Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Eli Lilly and Co. in a patent dispute with generic drugmaker Actavis over Lilly's Alimta cancer treatment.
A small, little-known company purchased at auction the company’s intellectual property rights, besting a bid by a large retailer with a household name.
The justices ruled unanimously Monday that patent infringement lawsuits can be filed only in states where defendants are incorporated. The case was sparked by an appeal from Carmel-based TC Heartland LLC.
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider putting sharp new limits on where patent-infringement lawsuits can be filed, accepting a case that may undercut patent owners’ ability to channel cases to favorable courts.
Carmel-based Heartland Consumer Products LLC, which owns the rights to the Splenda brand, says Dunkin’ Donuts uses a knockoff sweetener but leads customers to believe it uses Splenda.
The Senate easily passed a bill Monday allowing corporations to make a federal case of the theft of trade secrets, but a broader patent-law overhaul backed by businesses including Eli Lilly and Co. faces a rougher road.
In one fell swoop, the law firm more than doubled the size of its intellectual property team with the additions it scored from Krieg DeVault. The move could bring as much as $10 million in annual revenue to Taft.