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Claim Amendments in Post-Grant Proceedings
Due Diligence in Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Transactions
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Court Stay Factors in Concurrent Post-Grant Proceedings
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By now, you’ve probably heard the agonized shrieks of your friendly neighborhood copyright lawyer, decrying the Ninth Circuit’s opinion Garcia v. Google. If you haven’t had the time or inclination to read the opinion, here is...more
District court holds that EMI owns copyright to “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” until 2029, finding that grantors’ termination attempts were invalid for failure to record termination with Copyright Office under 1976 Act. ...more
Ninth Circuit issues amended opinion affirming denial of plaintiff broadcasting companies’ motion for preliminary injunction against Dish Network over Dish Network’s network television recording product, finding that...more
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit concluded that the federal district court erred in dismissing claims for copyright infringement, conversion and declaratory relief brought by the sons of the late concert...more
It is rare for a case to combine energy drinks, copyright law, DJs, rap and snowboarding in Canada. The court’s decision in Beastie Boys v. Monster Energy Co. is such a case....more
The Court of Appeal (the Court) recently ruled that a clause in a PRS agreement with two composers, which transferred future rights in works which a composer “may acquire or own” would work to give PRS rights over future...more
This has been an eventful few weeks for the O’Bannon v. Electronic Arts, Inc., et al., No. 4:09-cv-01967 (N.D. Cal.) case in the Northern District of California; an over four-year-old showdown between the NCAA and current and...more
Legal proceedings involving mass murders and lurid sexual escapades get lots of media attention.
Trademark cases? Not so much....more
In This Issue:
- False Notes in the Music Industry: Fiduciary Duty of Business Partners
- Bankruptcy and Government Contractors
- “I Have a Registered Trademark, Now What?” 3 Steps to Monitor and Enforce Your...more
When I talk to writers, artists and other creative people with ideas for a film, television show, or other production the first thing they often want to do is start talking to other people about it. Sometimes they only have...more
Every so often I notice a news item about a lawsuit being brought by ASCAP or BMI to enforce their music licensing rights against some small bar or restaurant. ASCAP ( American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers)...more
Flogs (or fake blogs) are a type of business that is very common especially in the fashion sector where some bloggers have become real stars, but their practice might lead to potential legal issues which both fashion...more
The concept of copyright ‘exhaustion’, or the ‘first sale’ doctrine, refers to the principle that once a copyright owner places a copyrighted item in the stream of commerce by selling it, they have exhausted their exclusive...more
After wearable technologies, special rules for foreign franchisors in Italy, 3D Printers à la mode, social media and fashion and online retail, we will cover the legal risks connected to the usage of social media by fashion...more
A little-known section of the Copyright Act allows designers and developers of video games to terminate copyright assignments granted after January 1, 1978. Section 203 of the Act was intended to give creators of...more
Frequently, parties enter into IP license agreements in which the licensor grants a license or other rights to a bundle of its intellectual property (patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, know-how, etc.) pertaining...more
What with remakes and sequels constituting so much of what fills the theatres and television programming these days, it is difficult to fathom why literary authors and their representatives are not more aggressively tracking...more
INDUSTRY IN UPHEAVAL -
The average entertainment attorney sits on his or her hands, waiting for the wealthy client to come to the office with a lucrative contract to negotiate. In reality, the attorney must create...more
President Disapproves ITC Exclusion Order -
For the first time since the administration of President Ronald Reagan, an exclusion order issued by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has been disapproved by the...more
Marvel Worldwide, Inc. v. Kirby, USCA Second Circuit, August 8, 2013 -
Second Circuit affirms grant of summary judgment in favor of plaintiffs, comic book publishers, and against defendants, heirs of renowned comic...more
In what can fairly be interpreted as a favorable decision for any business whose success depends upon copyrighted intellectual property, on August 8, 2013, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision in Marvel...more
Before: CABRANES, SACK, and CARNEY, Circuit Judges.
Appeal by the defendants-counter-claimants from a judgment of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Colleen McMahon, Judge) granting...more
The 9th Circuit agrees: Fox cannot stop the Hopper…for now. At stake is the future of how we watch TV: whether DVRs can automatically remove commercials from network shows. Dish Network says yes; Fox says no. While standard...more
Fox Broadcasting Co. v. Dish Network, USCA, Ninth Circuit, July 24, 2013 -
Ninth Circuit affirms denial of preliminary injunction based on district court’s finding that Fox was unlikely to succeed on copyright...more
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