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Attorneys Predict Outcome of Allen v. Cooper, Westlaw Journal Intellectual Property

November 20, 2019

Morgan Lewis partner John Polito’s insights on the Allen v. Cooper US Supreme Court case were highlighted in a Westlaw Journal Intellectual Property article. “The court demonstrated its understanding of the practical differences between copyright infringement by a state and patent infringement by a state: showing a copyrighted movie or distributing a copyrighted book takes far less investment and expertise than exercising a patented method or creating a patented drug,” said John. “But there did not appear to be any consensus about how (if at all) to craft an outcome that would treat patent and copyright infringement differently as a constitutional matter.” His comments can be found on page 17 of the publication.

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