Famous Cases

Grant v. Raymond

Grant v. Raymond from 1832, heard by the Southern District Court of New York, involved an issue of renewing a patent that had not yet expired. The court originally ruled
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Hotchkiss v. Greenwood

  Hotchkiss, along with other inventors, claimed to own a valid patent for an improvement to doors and doorknobs. The plaintiff claimed their clay and porcelain door knobs and the
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KSR v. Teleflex

Teleflex acted as the plaintiff and KSR as the defendant in the 2007 case involving patent infringement. Teleflex believed KSR's use of a vehicle control pedal connected to an electronic
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Pennock v. Dialogue

In the Pennock v. Dialogue case from 1829, Pennock (the plaintiff) was seeking a patent for improvements for making hoses he created but which were already being used by the
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MGM Studios, Inc. v. Grokster, Ltd.

The copyright infringement case of MGM Studios, Inc. v. Grokster, Ltd. was filed in 2003 by MGM, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc., a
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Pirate Bay vs. Sweden

The Pirate Bay is a website based in Sweden, functioning as a BitTorrent indexer and tracker, claiming to be the largest website
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A & M Records vs. Napster

A & M Records vs. Napster was a major intellectual property case that took place in 2001, pertaining to the
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Apple Computer, Inc. v. Franklin Computer Corp

In the Apple Computer, Inc. v. Franklin Computer Corp. copyright infringement case, Apple Computer, Inc., now Apple Inc., decided to
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Baker v. Selden

Baker v. Selden (101 U.S. 99) is one of the earliest and most important of all copyright infringement cases. It is
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Importance of Knowing The Famous Cases of Copyright Law

Famous copyright lawsuits over the years have played a large part in how copyright law is shaped today in the United States. The decisions made in early court cases have
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