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The Way to San Jose: Not Through Federal Court

Frustrated with the inability of the Oakland Athletics to commit to relocate to San Jose in the face of the territorial objections of the San Francisco Giants – and by the failure of Major League Baseball (MLB) to bring the...more

9th Circuit: California Idea-Submission Claims Not Preempted by Copyright Act

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

IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update For Motion Picture Studios And Television Networks - May 18, 2011

Table of Contents •Harney v. Sony Pictures Television, Inc. •Forest Park Pictures v. Universal Television Network, Inc. Harney v. Sony Pictures Television, Inc., USDC D. Massachusetts, May 12, 2011 •District...more

The Empire Strikes Back: Recent UK Decision Highlights Uncertainties in Protecting and Enforcing IP Rights Abroad

A recent UK decision highlights the difficulties in protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights outside the United States....more

Ninth Circuit Distinguishes Grosso v. Miramax Film Corp. and Holds That Certain Claims for Breach of Implied Contract and...

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

Legal Alert: Supreme Court Holds that FAA Overrides Conflicting State Law Jurisdictional Provision

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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