Chad Rutkowski

Chad Rutkowski


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The Give and Take of the 2015 Library of Congress Sec. 1201 Copyright Exemptions

I used to love working on cars. As a teenager I had a 1972 Karmann Ghia, which I could repair, MacGyver-like, with rubber bands, tinfoil, and sticks of chewing gum. But as automotive technology advanced, the prospect of...more

11/13/2015 - Copyright DMCA Exemptions Library of Congress

Drawing a Line in the Floor—Courts Are Struggling With the Overlap Between Design Patent and Copyright

In 2003 the U.S. Supreme Court in Dastar Corp. v. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. emphasized that “[t]he rights of a patentee or copyright holder are part of a ‘carefully crafted bargain,’… under which, once the patent or...more

10/13/2015 - Copyright Copyright Infringement Copyright Litigation Functionality Intellectual Property Protection Inventions Monopolization Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Popular SCOTUS Trademarks Twentieth Century Fox Young Lawyers

What CLS Bank Taketh, Copyright May Giveth Back

Courts, commentators and clients will be struggling for some time to assess the impact on software patents of Thursday’s Supreme Court decision in Alice v. CLS Bank. Interpreted one way, the decision kills patents directed at...more

6/26/2014 - Alice Corporation CLS Bank CLS Bank v Alice Corp Mayo v. Prometheus Patent Litigation Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Risk Mitigation SCOTUS Software

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