Intellectual Property Law Issues for Health Care Providers
IP|Trend: Discovering Source Code
Legal Considerations for Web-Based Start-Ups
The Changing Landscape of Intellectual Property in China
Do I need permission to use images from Google on my website?
Beastie Boys Sue; Law Prof's 'Head Spins'
Starting a new business? Intellectual Property 101 Presented by Prof. Islam & PA Thomas Lewry
What should my company be aware of when launching a new website?
Due Diligence in Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Transactions
ITC: Protecting Intellectual Property in the US – Interview with Joe Hameline, Member, Mintz Levin
Copyright Matters – Interview with Andrew Skale, Member, Mintz Levin
What Damages Can I Recover If My Copyright Is Infringed Upon?
William Faulkner v. Woody Allen: Copyright Fight
Instapundit: America's IP Laws Need to be "Pruned Back"
'Gray Market' Lawyer: Congress Won't Change Copyright Laws
Harlem Shake's Copyright Issues
Why Did Godzilla & James Bond Need Congress' Protection?
Weekly Brief: Rakoff Orders Gupta To Pay Goldman Sachs' Legal Fees
New Happy Birthday Song, Copyright-Free
Worst Case Scenarios for Alleged Copyright Infringers
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More than two decades have passed since internationally recognized copyright law expert and award-winning novelist Professor Paul Goldstein of Stanford Law School (and Of Counsel to Morrison & Foerster) published his landmark...more
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A client this week asked me to help him with a source code license. What started as a simple request with crafting a paragraph inevitably grew due to the concept of “blocking intellectual property.” While I would argue that...more
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The year 2014 saw some important developments in the area of intellectual property law. A number of intellectual property-related issues even made national headlines.
Who can forget the public debate over the rightful...more
Your copyright is being infringed by an online company based outside the UK and you want to take action. Your first reaction may be to ask for local lawyer recommendations in the jurisdiction where the company is based, but...more
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Ninth Circuit reverses and remands district court’s grant of summary judgment to members of “Four Seasons” music group and others involved in producing musical “Jersey Boys,” holding that agreement between band member Thomas...more
In-depth Q&A with attorney David A. Bateman about the Cyber Civil Rights Legal Project, which Bateman co-founded last year with K&L Gates colleague Elisa J. D'Amico to help victims of revenge porn.
We wanted to learn...more
"FBI Anti-Piracy Warning: The unauthorized reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal. Criminal copyright infringement, including infringement without monetary gain, is investigated by the FBI and is...more
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A name. It all starts with a name. A series of words, individually with little meaning, but collectively, the embodiment of creativity, passion, and inspiration. Whether the name of the craft brewery...more
Every day, attorneys argue whether appellate court opinions are wrong. But not every day do you get an appellate court criticizing the opinions of a sister court of appeals. ...more
The film that wins the Best Picture Oscar this year is certain to attract more viewers and more box office receipts than it had before receiving the award. But Best Picture winners also tend to attract more lawsuits,...more
In a recent judgment concerning a dispute between Jean Cassegrain S.A.S (Longchamp) and a Belgian reseller of leather handbags, the Court of Appeal of Ghent denied copyright protection to Jean Cassegrain’s handbag “Le...more
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District court declines to decide substantial similarity issue at summary judgment stage, deferring to jury question of whether similarities between the parties’ telenovelas were numerous and significant enough to constitute...more
As reported by several media outlets in the last few weeks, the Beastie Boys are seeking nearly $2.4 million in attorneys’ fees from Monster Energy Co.—the maker of the eponymous Monster energy drinks—after Monster was found...more
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