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Ninth Circuit assesses use of player likenesses in video games

USA - August 6 2013 On Wednesday, July 31, 2013, the Ninth Circuit issued two opinions assessing the parameters of use of individual player likenesses in video games in…

Co-authors: Kathryn J. Fritz.


Uniloc v. Microsoft: Federal Circuit rules on reasonable royalty damages issues

USA - May 5 2011 On January 4, 2011, the Federal Circuit in Uniloc USA, Inc. v. Microsoft Corp., 632 F. 3d 1292, made two significant rulings on recurring issues in the area of patent damages: (1) It eliminated the criticized 25 percent “rule of thumb” frequently used as a baseline for determining reasonable royalty damages, and (2) It clarified that evidence of entire market value calculations - where the plaintiff attempts to tie the reasonable royalty to the full value of a product containing the patented invention - will not be permitted in absence of clear economic justifications.


What kind of bag holds a $19B cat? Uniloc v. Microsoft: Federal Circuit rules on reasonable royalty damages issues

USA - January 6 2011 On January 4, 2011 the Federal Circuit in Uniloc USA, Inc. v. Microsoft Corp. made two significant rulings on recurring issues in the area of patent damages.

Co-authors: Heather N. Mewes, Ryan Marton.


The Federal Circuit revisits the standard for inducement of infringement

USA - April 23 2010 On February 5, 2010, in SEB v. Montgomery Ward & Co., Inc., 594 F.3d 1360 (Fed. Cir. 2010), the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit revisited the standard for proving inducement of patent infringement in light of their decision in DSU Medical Corp. v. JMS Co., Ltd., 471 F. 3d 1293 (Fed. Cir. 2006) (en banc).

Co-authors: Charlene M. Morrow.


Company directors can be liable for trade secret misappropriation

USA - April 23 2010 In the opening weeks of 2010, Parliament in London took up a bill to consider whether company directors might be held personally liable in certain areas implicating health and safety of workers.

Co-authors: Charlene M. Morrow.