IP law is the area of the law that concerns legal rights that are associated with certain exclusive rights to a variety of intangible assets, such as musical, literary, and artistic works; discoveries and inventions; and words, phrases, symbols, and designs.
While the White House, Federal Trade Commission, Congress, and a host of others continue seemingly endless debate about the perceived growing problem of abusive patent infringement lawsuits, one state has boldly taken matters into its own hands. On May 22, 2013, the Governor of Vermont signed into law bill H. 299, taking aim at what some label abusive tactics committed by so-called patent trolls, by creating a brand new state cause of action: Bad Faith Assertions of Patent Infringement.
An oncology expert in the solubility of cancer drugs was needed for a patent nfringement case between biopharmaceutical companies.
A vicarious liability expert was sought for a digital piracy case involving music CD's sold by vendors at a flea market.