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The 9th Circuit giveth and the 9th Circuit taketh away. Last year, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit breathed life into copyright preemption as a defense to idea-submission claims under...more
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Harney v. Sony Pictures Television, Inc., USDC D. Massachusetts, May 12, 2011
A recent UK decision highlights the difficulties in protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights outside the United States....more
Montz v. Pilgrim Films & Television, Inc., et al.
The Ninth Circuit last week issued its first published opinion regarding the scope of copyright preemption of implied contract and confidence claims since its controversial...more
Citing the national policy favoring arbitration established in the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) and Southland Corp. v. Keating, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the contractual agreement to arbitrate disputes preempts...more
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