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Effects of recent rulings on the enforceability of open source licenses

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 7 2009

Increasingly, software licensors are opting to license their software under non-traditional license arrangements

California’s amended right of publicity statute (California Civil Code 3344.1)

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 3 2008

After unanimous approval by the California Assembly and the California Senate, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed S.B. 771 into law on October 10, 2007, amending California Civil Code section 3344.1

Football Assoc. v. YouTube statutory damages booted for unregistered foreign works

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 6 2009

YouTube and its parent Google face copyright infringement lawsuits on a number of fronts, including by the English Football Association Premier League

Is there a second life for trademarks in Second Life?

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 17 2010

Recent years have seen the development of online communities through which massive numbers of users can interact with each other and with the environment itself in ways that increasingly approach real-world interactions

Court refuses to enforce invention assignment agreement as unlawful noncompete

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 10 2009

In Applied Materials v. Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment Company, the federal district court for the Northern District of California refused to enforce an invention assignment clause that required former employees to assign inventions disclosed within one year of termination of employment if the invention related to work performed by the employee for the employer

Ethical limits on investigations in IP litigation

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 3 2008

Intellectual property cases often require extensive up-front investigation

Legal FAQ: introduction to patent law

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 17 2007

What is a patent?

Screen scraping: how to use a bot and not get busted

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 12 2007

Screen scraping is any automated process for extracting content from a website for use in another context

The Patent Prosecution Highway: an expanding option for multinational patent filings

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 7 2009

The Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) began in July 2006 as a pilot, one-year cooperative agreement between the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Japan Patent Office (JPO

In re Seagate Technology, LLC willful infringement and the scope of waiver of the attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 21 2007

On August 20, 2007, the Federal Circuit, sitting en banc, articulated a new standard for willful infringement: patentees must show at least objective recklessness