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
The First Sale Doctrine Under Copyright Law Update - Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons
Oracle Corporation v. SAP AG -
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has explained that a copyright owner is not required to show that it actually would have granted a license to the defendant before it can...more
In This Issue:
- Look Before You Click “Agree”: The Importance of Negotiating Your Company’s Software License Agreements
- Fraud in Virginia
- Common Myths about Copyright and the Internet
- Excerpt from...more
HarperCollins Publishers LLC v. Open Road Integrated Media LLP - USDC, S.D. New York, November 6, 2014:
District court grants publisher’s motion for permanent injunction to enjoin defendant from publishing e-book...more
Traditionally, media companies (as well as non-media companies) almost exclusively utilized their own content. However, because of the exponential growth in the public’s desire and ability to interconnect through social media...more
Copyright law protects the authors of “original works of authorship,” including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works....more
The Star Wars series is truly an exceptional franchise, having broken box office records, creating legions of fans, and bringing the idea of collateral merchandise licensing to an unprecedented level. Also, how many other...more
Leslie Klinger, noted Sherlock Holmes scholar and lawyer, has waged a nearly all-out legal offensive against the Estate of Arthur Conan Doyle over the Estate’s assertion of a copyright in connection with certain works...more
As this blog has documented on numerous occasions, Canada’s Copyright Act contains an “unlocatable owner” licensing mechanism (sometimes referred to as the “orphan works” mechanism), which enables prospective users of...more
Two software companies wanted to integrate their software products. The relationship soured and one of the parties - McHenry - purported to terminate the Software Licensing and Development Agreement and then launched a...more
The intersection of bankruptcy law and intellectual property law is not a very nice neighborhood. Anyone dealing with intellectual property license agreements must think about how these agreements are affected if one party to...more
Over the past several months, Judge Posner and the Seventh Circuit has handed a couple of rare, but well-deserved wins to the public domain. On June 16, 2014, the Court issued an opinion holding that the primary characters...more
The internet was aflutter yesterday over a lawsuit involving Angry Birds. The artist who created a pet toy line is apparently quite angry that she’s not racking up gold coins from a lucrative license agreement for the mark...more
This August will mark the 75th anniversary of the release of the classic film The Wizard of Oz. As Warner Bros. celebrates the iconic status acquired by the film and its characters during the past seven-plus decades, the...more
Adobe Systems Inc. v. Kornrumpf - USCA, Ninth Circuit, June 2, 2014:
Ninth Circuit affirms grant of partial summary judgment in favor of Adobe Systems Inc., holding that first sale doctrine was not available as defense...more
Companies holding an existing Pharmaceutical Licence from the Copyright Licensing Agency (“CLA“) have been given the opportunity to upgrade to a new Trial Pharmaceutical Collaboration Licence (“TPCL“), at no extra cost. The...more
On 13 May 2014 the District Court of Berlin (16 O 75/13) rejected a claim brought by a songwriter and a composer against a collecting society’s payout to music publishers. The claim was directed at a declaratory judgment that...more
Copyright law is lagging behind reality due to the interminable development in the field of modern technology. This widespread prejudice is confirmed by a study recently released on behalf of the European Parliament (the...more
Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Brian Von Hatten, says an inadvertent transfer of a software license in an M&A transaction may result in significant penalties, including but not limited to relicensing the software already...more
My article Click and Copy: Breach of Online License Agreements and Copyright Infringement was published in Canadian Intellectual Property Review in December. The enforceability of click-through licenses for online...more
Originally published in the December 2012 issue of The HR Specialist.
With the year-end holidays fast approaching, many businesses are in the midst of assessing their 2012 performance and planning for 2013. If those...more
US companies seeking to enforce intellectual property rights against Canadians face certain challenges. First, a US company would commence a lawsuit in a US court, and must serve the Canadian person or entity in Canada....more
In This Issue:
- The Innovative Design Protection Act: Bound for Success or Doomed to Fail?
- Strategic Licensing Considerations
- New Faces
- Points from the President
- Think Again Before Walking Away from...more
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