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Kimble v. Marvel Changes How Patent Licenses Should Be Drafted and Also Diligenced in Transactions

In 1990, Stephen Kimble obtained a patent for a toy that allowed children and adults to shoot “webs” from the palms of their hands. Kimble met with the president of Marvel Enterprises, Marvel Entertainment’s predecessor, to...more

Gerritsen v. Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. - USDC, C.D. California, June 12, 201

District court dismisses breach of contract and breach of guaranty claims in first amended complaint against Warner Bros. based on Oscar-winning motion picture "Gravity," holding that plaintiff Terry Gerritsen, author of...more

NCAA’s Request to Delay O’Bannon Lawsuit Causes More Complex Litigation

NCAA’s Request to Delay O’Bannon Lawsuit Causes More Complex Litigation by Anthony Caruso on August 30, 2013 The National Collegiate Athletic Association has petitioned a federal court to delay the Ed O'Bannon lawsuit...more

Be on guard or pay the price

Imagine a business that hires an employee who brings with him computer programs he wrote for his prior employer, which he offers for use at his new employer. The new employer incorporates and uses those computer programs in...more

IP in (Canadian) Business Transactions

A good understanding of the intellectual property rights (IPRs) transferred or licensed in a commercial transaction is fundamental in ensuring that the intellectual property dealt with in the transaction is properly...more

Digital trends and Their Licensing Implications

Some of the trends in the digital world in the next (Chinese) year and their implications for licensing....more

We Are Living in an Immaterial World

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) recently announced its "acquisition" of the typographic "@" symbol. This unprecedented move marks a significant step into the unexplored realm of "acquiring" non-physical objects. As...more

Intellectual Property News- Spring 2010

IN THIS ISSUE: Function Follows Form-Enforcement of Restrictive Covenants After Company Acquisition May Hinge on Structure of the Deal; Federal Circuit Holds USPTO Miscalculating Patent Term Adjustments; Big 12 Expansion (of...more

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