movies.jpgIPNews® – Lucasfilm filed a lawsuit this month against the owner of New York Jedi and Lightsaber Academy for trademark infringement.

The businesses previously sought a license from Lucasfilm but were denied.  Despite several cease and desist letters from Lucasfilm, the New York and San Francisco based entities continued to use the Lightsaber and Jedi

disney.jpgIPNews® – A group of major television and movie studios told a Manhattan federal judge on Monday that they deserve summary judgment on their claims that Lime Wire LLC induced widespread copyright infringement on its users’ part by allowing rampant illegally downloading of the studios’ shows and films.

The studios asked for the same ruling

disney.jpgIPNews® – Disney Enterprises Inc. prevailed on Thursday in a copyright infringement lawsuit in Missouri federal court accusing it of misappropriating the titles and story lines of its 2009 and 2010 “Santa Paws” movies from a 1991 illustrated Christmas story.

Disney’s movies are not substantially similar to the protected expression in the plaintiffs’ short story


IPNews® – Facebook Inc., Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Walt Disney Co. are the targets of new patent infringement lawsuits the Regents of the University of California filed on Wednesday over interactive hypermedia technology.

All three companies are allegedly using patented university technology for displaying interactive information through web pages or software, the university claims in

disney.jpgIPNews® – A Southern California party costume business is facing copyright and trademark infringement claims from Disney Enterprises Inc., DC Comics and Sanrio Inc.

The entertainment companies claim The Party Animals LLC is selling, renting and distributing costumes featuring trademarked and copyrighted characters including Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Superman, Batman and Hello Kitty. To continue