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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


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


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

Intellectual property cases often require extensive up-front investigation


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


Company directors can be liable for trade secret misappropriation
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • April 23 2010

In the opening weeks of 2010, Parliament in London took up a bill to consider whether company directors might be held personally liable in certain areas implicating health and safety of workers


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


Fenwick’s Top 10: Our Most Popular Articles of 2016
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • January 9 2017

From the watershed Brexit vote that put the United Kingdom on course to leave the European Union to the hottest developments in venture financing


Hurt Locker Decision Clarifies Differences in First Amendment Interests and Personal Interests Protected by the Right of Publicity
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • February 23 2016

9th Circuit affirms filmmakers' use of an individual's story in the film The Hurt Locker is protected by the First Amendment and does not violate


Secrets easily leaked by friend or foe in publicly filed .PDF documents
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2007

Disclosures to government regulators have always posed risks to trade secrets and other proprietary information