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Computer file extension functional, therefore not protectable as trademark

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 14 2010

A computer file extension is inherently functional, therefore a software company that utilizes a particular file extension to designate files that are accessed by its proprietary software may not protect the letters comprising the file extension as a trademark, a district court ruled

Novell prevails in jury trial on ownership of UNIX copyrights

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 30 2010

The jury in The SCO Group v. Novell, Inc. litigation over ownership of the copyrights in UNIX source code has ruled in favor of Novell, the company announced on its blog this afternoon

Federal lawsuit alleges infringement of minors' New York right of publicity by Facebook "like" and "friend finder" features

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 19 2011

In what may represent a new wave in an interesting challenge to the viral nature of social media marketing, a recently filed putative class action asserts a right of publicity claim against Facebook in connection with the service's "Like" and "Friend Finder" features

Actual damages for copyright infringement of software code supported by monetary value of work by contributors to open source project

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 14 2010

A claim for actual damages for infringement of open source software code is not precluded because the code was distributed without charge, a district court ruled

In assessing employee status in copyright ownership disputes, technology start-ups are a special case, says the Ninth Circuit

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 8 2010

A technology start-up company can be an informal environment - both Apple Computer and Hewlett-Packard famously started out in garages, and Yahoo!, Google and Facebook were developed, initially at least, in college dorm rooms

Old wine, new tablet: new Apple iPad raises many legal issues

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 28 2010

Apple probably could not have satisfied all the wild and hopeful imaginings of everyone who weighed in on what its new iPad device would look like, and what its functionality would be

Jury picked and trial commences in SCO v. Novell UNIX code copyright ownership dispute

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 10 2010

The back story to the dispute between The SCO Group and Novell, Inc., over the ownership of copyrights to UNIX source code is lengthy indeed

Landmark open source lawsuit ends with settlement

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 24 2010

A dispute between a proprietary software company and the Java Model Railroad Interface (JMRI) open source project has ended with a settlement, the JRMI project announced on February 17

What can we learn from the SCO litigations?

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 17 2010

Last week, the district court in SCO, Inc. v. Novell (D. Utah), the current act in the long-running drama of the SCO litigations aimed at the Linux operating system, refused to grant SCO's motion to set aside the jury verdict rendered last March