Thomas Dover

Thomas Dover

Nossaman LLP

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Another Reason to Review Government Vendor Agreements: Government Agencies Can Be Held Liable for Patent Infringement Claims

Two recent court decisions serve as reminders of government liability for patent infringement claims: IRIS Corp. v. Japan Airlines Corp., Case No. 10-1051 (Fed. Cir., Oct. 21, 2014) (Prost, J.) and SecurityPoint Holdings,...more

12/9/2014 - Federal Contractors Governmental Liability Japan Airlines Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Popular TSA

Appropriation Art As Fair Use Under The Copyright Act

Appropriation art raises special issues of fair use. An appropriation artist takes the work of another artist and modifies it in some fashion and in the process creates a new work of art. Andy Warhol's Campbell Soup Can...more

5/20/2014 - Appeals Appropriation Art Artists Cariou v Prince Copyright Copyright Infringement Fair Use

Ninth Circuit Says Film Actor Has Copyright In Performance

Both the intellectual property and creative communities are aghast at the recent decision from two of three judges of the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. In Garcia v. Google, Inc., No. 12-57302, 2014 U.S. App....more

3/20/2014 - Actors Copyright Entertainment Industry

Trademark Management and the New Generic Top Level Domains

Everyone navigates the Internet. It is the new Grand Commons of society – the place for communication, commerce and information. Web sites populate and inform the internet. Every web site has a domain name such as...more

3/12/2013 - Conflict Resolution Domain Names gTLD ICANN Trademark Clearinghouse Trademarks UDRP Uniform Rapid Suspension Websites WIPO

Customs Helps Protect Against Counterfeit Trademarks

Under United States federal statutes it is unlawful to import into the United States any merchandise of foreign manufacture if such merchandise, or the label, sign, print, package, wrapper, or receptacle, bears a trademark...more

12/4/2012 - Counterfeiting Customs and Border Protection Domain Names EU Importers Trademarks

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