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Preferential tax-deductible costs for transfer of intellectual property rights in IT sector

by DLA Piper on

Polish tax law allows employees to increase their tax-deductible costs with respect to the transfer of copyrights to works that they have created. In general, if a work produced by an employee is of a creative nature and thus...more

Legal Issues In Collaborations

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

Innovation depends on collaboration and leveraging the expertise of diverse individuals is instrumental to creating new technologies. While there are many benefits to collaborations, significant legal issues can arise such as...more

Five Intellectual Property Considerations for Startups - Part I

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

A successful startup provides a solution to a market need. Typically, the solution involves a new or improved device or technique. As a startup defines and develops its solution, intellectual property (IP) becomes a core...more

"Intellectual Property Issues Stacking Up for 3-D Printing"

In the 1980s and 1990s, viewers of the television series “Star Trek: The Next Generation” regularly saw Patrick Stewart procure hot tea from a “replicator,” which generated his tea — cup and all — instantly on demand. Even...more

UK: Court of Appeal rules that PRS agreement covers in future assigned works

by DLA Piper on

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

A “Deal with the Devil”? Ghost Rider Creator Asserts that Contract Did not Give Marvel Perpetual Ownership of Copyright in Comic...

As we have previously observed, superheroes often take starring roles in disputes relating to copyright protection for fictional characters. This makes sense, as they frequently appear in long-lived series of works in...more

News From Our Own Vermont Backyard: Proposed Legislation On Password Privacy And Ownership Of Inventions

by Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC on

Last month the Vermont Legislature kicked off its 2013-2014 Legislative Session, and already a couple of bills have our attention here at the IP Stone....more

IP 101 – 10 Things to Know About Copyrights

by Knobbe Martens on

1. What is a copyright? Copyright protection exists in any original “expression” of an idea that is fixed in any physical medium, such as paper, digital media, or film. Copyrights cover such diverse things as art,...more

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