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In re Bilski and the software patent debate
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • November 12 2009

If you are involved in the software industry and have not yet heard about the Bilski case, then you will after the U.S. Supreme Court decides the case

Work made for hire doctrine does not generally apply to computer software
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • April 28 2010

One of the most common misconceptions about copyright law is that if you pay someone to develop software for you, it is a work made for hire and you own it

“It’s not what you don’t know that causes all the trouble it’s what you know for sure that isn’t so”
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • April 30 2010

The quote in the title, variously attributed to Mark Twain, Walt Whitman and Satchel Paige is true in life, but is particularly true in law, and the recent decision of the United States 6th Circuit Court of Appeals Court in Cincom Systems Inc. v. Novelis Corp (“Cincom”) is the perfect illustration

Washington report
  • Williams Mullen
  • USA
  • February 10 2012

This report is designed to provide employees and clients with a summary of anticipated significant Congressional action in 2012

Corporate restructuring results in loss of software license
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • November 30 2009

In a situation in which a corporate restructuring resulted in an original software licensee being restructured out of existence, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit determined that the ultimate holder of the software license after restructuring was not a permitted transferee and thus was liable for copyright infringement

Canadian upstart hands Microsoft a defeat: Microsoft must comply by January 11, 2010
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • January 6 2010

On August 11, 2009, Microsoft was hit with a permanent injunction by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Telecommunications issues in the lame duck and 113th Congress
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • November 13 2012

This post-election analysis offers a discussion of how President Obama’s re-election, as well changes in Congress, will likely affect telecommunications issues both in the lame duck and in the next session of Congress

Compliance may remain a concern even in the Cloud
  • Scott & Scott, LLP
  • USA
  • November 12 2013

For many businesses, the allure of moving their software platforms, applications andor databases to The Cloud lies substantially in the promise of

Technology newsletter - September edition - Industry news
  • Rouse
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • September 15 2014

SoundCloud, the self-proclaimed ‘social sound platform’, has been an effective tool at getting new music out in the public domain quickly and to a

General counsel update September 2014
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, China, European Union, Hong Kong, Russia, United Kingdom, USA
  • September 29 2014

The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Court's new rules come into force on 1 October 2014 and are to apply to any arbitration