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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

Seven sins intellectual property mistakes start-up technology companies should avoid

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 23 2010

The start-up company often is an exciting and fast moving entity

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

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

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

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

Facing off on Facebook? Trademarks and the social net

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

The increasing prevalence and popularity of social networking and similar sites raise new issues for brand owners and celebrities

Mere mortals have no exclusive rights in Greek gods, holds California district court

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 23 2010

The immortal gods are free for all mortal beings to use - and none can claim exclusive rights to them under copyright law

Top ten patent issues for the new Director of the Patent and Trademark Office

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 15 2009

Imminently, the Obama Administration will be naming a new Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”