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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

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

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

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

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

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

Parody defense to trademark dilution claim

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 4 2007

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has been asked to decide the extent to which parody can serve as a defense to a claim under the Federal Trademark Dilution Act

Ethical limits on investigations in IP litigation

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

Intellectual property cases often require extensive up-front investigation

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

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