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Three Key Changes The Music Modernization Act May Bring
Despite the turmoil and gridlock in Washington, D.C., the Senate and House of Representatives appear poised to pass sweeping legislation that would overhaul the music copyright licensing infrastructure.
United States
9 Apr 2018
Transfer Payments For Offshored Patents Can Invite IRS Scrutiny And Hinder Patent Damages Claims
Tax inversions and the offshoring of intellectual property by U.S. companies grew from an arcane tax law subject to a popular election year issue this autumn.
United States
21 Nov 2016
Is Demanding License Fees For A Free Image Against The Law?
Carol Highsmith is a nationally known photographer who famously donated photographs to the Library of Congress for free use by the public.
United States
21 Nov 2016
To Join Or Not To Join: When Membership In A Standard-Setting Organization Is The Question
Participation in standard-setting organizations can be a productive way for companies in a particular industry to influence technical standards that enable interoperability between products.
United States
15 Jan 2015
California Superior Court Finds Use Of Likeness Of Former Panamanian Dictator Manuel Noriega In Video Game Transformative
The No Doubt Court disagreed, affirming denial of Activision’s anti-SLAPP motion and allowing the lawsuit to proceed. Id. at 1044.
United States
7 Nov 2014
Knockoffs, The Nemesis Of The Gaming World
On March 22, Amazon launched the Appstore, bringing video games to the fingertips of thousands of Android users who, like their iPhone and iPad-toting friends, can now purchase and play video games anywhere, anytime.
United States
26 May 2011
Getting The Prescription Right For Patenting Personalized Medicine Innovations
"Personalized medicine" refers to the use of patient-specific information to better inform medical care.
United States
16 May 2011
Copyright Alert: I Bought It; I Own It—Or Do I? - "Vernor v. Autodesk": Ninth Circuit Rules on Software Transfers
On September 10, 2010, the Ninth Circuit issued a much-awaited ruling on appeal in "Vernor v. Autodesk", addressing whether software purchasers are "owners or licensees" of the copies of the software in their possession.
United States
14 Sep 2010
District Court Holds Software Transfer Not A License, Okays Downstream eBay Auction Under First Sale Doctrine
Rejecting the authority of a trio of more recent Ninth Circuit cases on the ground that their holdings could not be reconciled with an earlier Ninth Circuit decision, a Washington District Court has held a transfer of computer software to represent a sale, not a license.
United States
21 Jul 2008
Ninth Circuit Extends Sublicensing Rule to Trademark Licenses
On July 19, 2006, the Ninth Circuit held in Miller v. Glenn Miller Productions, Inc., No. 04-55874 (9th Cir. 2006) that a licensee of trademark and related publicity rights does not have the right to sublicense those rights to third parties without the licensor’s express permission.
United States
26 Jul 2006
University Licensing
What do Yamaha synthesizers, gene splicing and DSL have in common? They are all based on technology licensed from universities. As these examples show, universities often develop and license new cutting edge technologies.
United States
6 Jan 2006
Follow-on Biological Products — Legal Issues
The scientific, regulatory, and legal framework for the approval of small-molecule generic drugs is well developed. Generic drugs are defined as products containing the same active ingredient as the branded drug, but likely having different inactive ingredients.
United States
15 Nov 2005
Extraterritorial Expansion of U.S. Patent Law
With the advent of the global economy, the design, manufacturing, marketing, and sales activities of businesses are being performed increasingly overseas. Naturally, the owners of U.S. patents are increasingly attempting to enforce their U.S. patents against activities carried out at least in part, if not entirely, outside the U.S.
United States
23 Sep 2005
Software Escrows as Part of an Intellectual Property Strategy
For many companies, a key aspect of a comprehensive intellectual property strategy is to identify and enforce mechanisms to protect their investment in software purchased from software developers. One particular tool to guard such investments is the software escrow.
United States
4 Apr 2005
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