Articles by Blake Brittain

Pastor Sues Kanye West, Saying ‘Donda’ Track Ripped Off Sermon

A Texas minister is suing Kanye West, saying the rapper, producer and entrepreneur used a recording of one of his sermons without permission in the song “Come to Life.” Dallas County, Texas, pastor David Paul Moten sued West, his label …

Plant-Based Meat Firm Accuses Beyond Meat, Dunkin’ of Trademark Breach Over Slogan

A Philadelphia company has sued Dunkin’ Brands Inc. and Beyond Meat Inc. claiming the companies violated its trademark with their “Great Taste, Plant-Based” slogan for a meatless sausage breakfast sandwich. Vegadelphia Foods said in its lawsuit filed on Thursday in …

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Fair Use Copyright Claim Over Warhol’s Paintings

In a case that could help clarify when and how artists can make use of the work of others, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide a copyright dispute between a photographer and Andy Warhol’s estate over Warhol’s …

Alnylam Files Patent Infringement Lawsuits Against Pfizer, Moderna

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. on March 17 filed lawsuits in Delaware federal court against Pfizer Inc. and Moderna Inc., claiming their multibillion-dollar mRNA COVID-19 vaccines infringe one its patents. Alnylam said it was seeking damages over the use of lipid nanoparticle …

Lawsuits by Comedians Say Pandora’s Streaming of Their Material Isn’t Funny

The estates of Robin Williams and George Carlin sued Sirius XM’s Pandora Media Inc. on Monday, claiming the online music service owes royalties for streaming their material millions of times. Williams and Carlin’s estates, along with comedians Bill Engvall, Ron …

Court Nixes Damages Theory Behind Apple, Broadcom $1.1B Verdict Over WiFi Patents

A U.S. appeals court on Friday threw out a jury verdict ordering Apple Inc. and Broadcom Inc. to pay $1.1 billion to the California Institute of Technology for infringing its Wi-Fi technology patents, and ordered a new trial on damages. …

Nike Files Trademark Suit Against Online Retailer to Halt Sale of Sneaker NFTs

Sneaker giant Nike sued online reseller StockX in New York federal court on Thursday for selling unauthorized images of Nike shoes, marking the latest lawsuit over digital assets known as non-fungible tokens. Nike said StockX’s NFTs infringe its trademarks and …