This article surveys significant developments in intellectual property (IP) law during the past year (i.e., 2018 or the Survey period). This article reviews IP law developments that are likely to be influential in the evolution of Texas IP jurisprudence. Thus, the cases cited focus on the decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. For developments in trademark and copyright law, although the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit’s authority is binding, other circuits are considered highly persuasive.
David McCombs et al., Intellectual Property Law, 5 SMU Ann. Tex. Surv. 209 (2019).