Matthew R. Farley

Matthew R. Farley

Venable LLP

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Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: Supreme Court Holds that the First Sale Doctrine Applies Regardless of Where a Work is...

The Supreme Court ruled last week in Kirtsaeng v. Wiley, a case that centered on the tension between copyright law’s first sale doctrine, codified at 17 U.S.C. §109(a), and the importation restriction found in 17 U.S.C....more

3/29/2013 - Copyright Exports First Sale Doctrine Grey Market Imports Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons SCOTUS

IP Buzz - December 2012

In this issue: - Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons: How the Supreme Court Will Decide the Fate of eBay, Libraries, and Yard Sales - Supreme Court to Consider Whether (Isolated) Human Genes are Patentable - What...more

12/20/2012 - eBay First Sale Doctrine Human Genes Patents Trademarks

Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons: How the Supreme Court Will Decide the Fate of eBay, Libraries, and Yard Sales

The Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments concerning the global reach of domestic copyright law. At issue in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons is the first sale doctrine, which permits the owner of a copyrighted item to...more

12/17/2012 - Copyright eBay First Sale Doctrine Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons Safe Harbors SCOTUS Secondary Markets Textbooks

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