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Computers subject to search - even moms get in on the fun
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • November 12 2008

Defendant’s majority shareholder, Williams, created and obtained a patent for a hydroelectric generator but couldn’t find any funding to commercialize the invention

Trustworthy Accountability Group (“TAG”) launches Brand Integrity Program Against Piracy
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • June 5 2015

The Trustworthy Accountability Group ("TAG") has launched its Brand Integrity Program Against Piracy. This voluntary program is intended to enhance

The Applicability of Intellectual Property to 3D Printing
  • Haug Partners LLP
  • USA
  • March 22 2016

3D printing (or additive manufacturing) refers to technologies that produce three-dimensional objects by depositing layer upon layer of material

U.S. and China agree to collaborate in addressing cyber theft scourge
  • Jones Day
  • China, USA
  • September 29 2015

The United States and China announced on September 25 that they had reached a "common understanding" to combat "cyber-enabled theft of intellectual

Legal Aspects of Artificial Intelligence
  • Kemp IT Law
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • November 17 2016

Artificial Intelligence in the mainstream. Writing in the Economist newspaper on 8 October 2016, US President Barack Obama called out artificial

Exhaustion doctrine is very exhausting in the United States
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • October 31 2008

It has taken a long time, but the U.S. Supreme Court has finally ruled in the patent royalties case between LG Electronics and a number of computer manufacturers regarding exhaustion of patent rights in the United States

Thinking of using a contractor for software development? Define any division of intellectual property in writing
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • October 31 2008

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court’s finding of an unlimited, non-exclusive and implied license to use, modify and retain the source code of programs developed by a contractor for a company, relying on the course of dealings between the parties

Violation of open source licence agreement creates liability for copyright infringement
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • November 6 2008

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ruled that an open source software licence was enforceable and can attract liability for copyright infringement

Open source licensing: caution and considerations in light of Jacobsen v. Katzer
  • Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
  • USA
  • October 27 2008

The advantages of open source software (e.g., no license fee; access to robust development platform) as well as its risks (e.g., varying open source license terms; notice requirements; obligations to disclose developments) are, by now, generally appreciated

In re Bilski establishes machine-or-transformation test
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • October 30 2008

A decade ago in State Street Bank & Trust Co. v. Signature Financial Group, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued an opinion that has been widely perceived to encourage a substantial increase in patents directed to business methods and to software programs