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Supreme Court Declines To Hear ReDigi First Sale Doctrine Case
In its petition for certiorari, ReDigi raised critical questions about the aftermath of the Second Circuit's ruling.
United States
4 Jul 2019
What Wearable Tech Could Mean For Sports As "Hot News": A Lesson From The Alliance Of American Football
On April 2, 2019, in the middle of its inaugural season, the nascent Alliance of American Football (AAF) ceased all operations.
United States
31 May 2019
"Full Moon" Costs Denied By Supreme Court In Oracle Copyright Case
On March 4, 2019, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision overturning the Ninth Circuit Court's award of $12.8 million in costs in the copyright ...
United States
27 Mar 2019
Supreme Court Denies Oracle "Full Moon" Costs In Copyright Case
Washington , D.C., (March 12, 2019) – On March 4, 2019, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision overturning the Ninth Circuit Court's award of $12.8 million in costs in the copyright
United States
21 Mar 2019
Supreme Court Concludes That Copyright Registration A Prerequisite To Filing Copyright Lawsuit
In a decision that did not surprise many, the United State Supreme Court held unanimously that indeed, the Copyright Act means what is says, namely,
United States
13 Mar 2019
Copyright First Sale Doctrine Inapplicable To "Used" Digital Music: Second Circuit
Copyright law's First Sale Doctrine is the foundation of the music resale business.
United States
29 Jan 2019
"Blurred Lines" Final Judgment May Signal Paradigm Shift For Entertainment Copyright Law
In March 2018, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rendered a landmark decision in the copyright infringement litigation surrounding Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke's song, "Blurred Lines."
United States
28 Dec 2018
"Blurred Lines" Copyright Ruling Leaves Answers Blurry
In a 2-1 vote, the Ninth Circuit affirmed the jury verdicts of Thicke and Williams.
United States
13 Apr 2018
"Blurred Lines" Copyright Ruling Leaves Answers Blurry
On March 21, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld a jury verdict finding that Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" infringed upon Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up."
United States
27 Mar 2018
Supreme Court Outlines New Standards For Attorneys' Fees Awards In Copyright Cases
17 U.S.C. Section 505 has long dictated that District Courts "may...award a reasonable attorneys' fees to the prevailing party....".
United States
26 Jun 2016
Valuable Intellectual Property Assets That All Architectural Firms Should Be Exploiting
Many architects and architectural firms fail to take even the simple steps available to them to secure and enforce the valuable intellectual property rights they own in architectural works.
United States
4 May 2016
2015 Year In Review: Interesting Developments
Nevada's construction defect laws – primarily NRS 40.600 et seq. -- have long been regarded as one most plaintiff-friendly laws when seeking recovery for construction defects in residential construction.
United States
4 May 2016
2016 Supreme Court Intellectual Property Cases
The standards for awarding fees are inconsistent among circuits and so it is highly likely that the Supreme Court will offer guidance in an effort to unify the circuits.
United States
5 Apr 2016
Intellectual Property Client Alert - March 2016
The U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in the patent case of In re Cuozzo Speed Techs., LLC, 115 U.S.P.Q.2D (BNA) 1425, 793 F.3d 1268, (Fed. Cir. 2015), regarding the different claim construction standards in the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and the U.S. District Courts.
United States
16 Mar 2016
Federal Court Of Appeals Holds That Copyright Holders Must Consider Fair Use Before Sending An Online "Take Down" Notice
On September 14, 2015, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that copyright holders must consider whether media on content-hosting websites like YouTube constitutes "fair use" of the copyrighted material prior to sending takedown notices pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
United States
29 Sep 2015
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