More highlights from the May issue:
- Protecting the American Way of Suing: The patent bar speaks to E.D. Tex: enough is enough. AIPLA has filed a brief urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit to force East Texas judges to transfer more cases out of the district. It's an effort to head off more heavy-handed venue reform that could come from Congress, but there are already early signs that the local judiciary is thinking of ways to keep the patent docket heavy even if they lose this case, which involves a product liability lawsuit against Volkswagen. In Re Volkswagen AG and Volkswagen of America, Inc. 07-40058. (see 5/21 follow-up on E.D. Texas lawyers' response to AIPLA)
- High Stakes at the 2nd Circuit: Google brings in the big guns for a keyword-advertising showdown in Manhattan. If the search giant pulls off a solid win in Rescuecom v. Google, it will be clear that selling trademarked keywords is perfectly legal, pro-consumer—and not so different than traditional advertising practices.
- Copyright revolt in Academia: How the Internet is shaking up the staid, and costly, world of academic publishing.
Note: This post updated on 5/21 to include links to newly posted stories.