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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

Right of publicity? First, let me take a selfie

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 10 2014

"Oh, he wants to do a selfie," President Barack Obama observed with amusement before gamely posing with Boston Red SOX designated hitter David Ortiz

Exclusive “field of use” patent licensees lack standing to sue alone

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

In October, the Federal Circuit held that a patent licensee to an exclusive “field of use” license has no standing to sue in its own name without joining the patentee

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

Intellectual Property Bulletin - Winter 2014

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 24 2014

The America Invents Act (AIA) came into law back in September 2011, but it was not until last March that its provisions were completely phased in

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

Supreme Court in Already v. Nike clarifies when a covenant not to sue can kill a declaratory judgment case

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 10 2013

In 2007, the Supreme Court in MedImmune, Inc. v. Genentech, Inc., 549 U.S. 118 (2007), broadened the scope of declaratory judgment jurisdiction

Legalizing “hack-back” trade secret protections

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 25 2013

Continuing the momentum for nationwide legal reform in response to recent high-profile international trade secret thefts, a panel of leading foreign

To use spam or not to use spam, that is the trademark question

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

In November, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board thwarted the efforts of Hormel to prevent software maker Spam Arrest from using the word spam as part of its “SPAM ARREST” trademark

New exemptions from DMCA anti-circumvention rules primarily impact narrowly circumscribed uses and industries

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 11 2006

Effective November 27, 2006, the Librarian of Congress announced the adoption of six exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s (“DMCA”) anti-circumvention provision, the exemptions to apply for the next three years