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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


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


Ethical limits on investigations in IP litigation
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • March 3 2008

Intellectual property cases often require extensive up-front investigation


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


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


Developments in trademark law relating to keyword advertising
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2007

The extent to which trademarks can be used for keyword advertising was a hot topic in the summer of 2007


Lost profits may not be available to parent corporations who license patents to a subsidiary
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • July 15 2008

The Federal Circuit recently held that a parent company could not recover its lost profits for infringement of a patent when the patent was licensed by a wholly owned subsidiary


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


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


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