Patents in the United States This part of the Encyclopedia of Law provides an overview of the basic attributes of patents, along with the patentability requirements, practice in the USPTO, primarily the steps involved in obtaining a patent, some post-issuance considerations such as the patent […]


Copyright in the United States Copyright Definition The exclusive privilege, secured according to certain legal forms, of printing, publishing, and vending (according to the definition of Copyright based on the Cyclopedic Law Dictionary . ) copies of writings or drawings. 14 How. (U.S.) 530. […]

Hot News Doctrine

Hot News Doctrine in the U.S. in the United States History of the Doctrine In the early 20th century, William Randolph Hearst’s New York Journal was furious at Joseph Pulitzer’s New York World’s purloining of […]


WebMD in the United States Introduction WebMD Health Corp. is a Delaware corporation that was incorporated on May 3, 2005. WebMD is a leading provider of health information services to consumers, physicians and other healthcare professionals, employers and health plans through our public […]