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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


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


Barbie vs. Bratz provides key guidance regarding invention assignment agreements
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • August 11 2010

The intellectual property ownership issues in Mattel v MGA Entertainment, Inc provide important lessons regarding the scope and interpretation of employment invention assignment agreements


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

Intellectual property cases often require extensive up-front investigation


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


Criminal trade secret prosecution emerges as IP protection tool
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • July 4 2007

On May 23, 2007, Coca-Cola employee Joya Williams was sentenced to eight years in prison for trying to sell Coke’s trade secrets to rival Pepsi


District Court holds software transfer not a license, okays downstream eBay auction under first sale doctrine
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • July 15 2008

Rejecting the authority of a trio of more recent Ninth Circuit cases on the ground that their holdings could not be reconciled with an earlier Ninth Circuit decision, a Washington District Court has held a transfer of computer software to represent a sale, not a license


Trademarks in meta-tags: heard, but not seen
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • July 15 2008

The Eleventh Circuit recently decided that use of a competitor’s trademark in meta-tags is use in commerce for purposes of trademark infringement


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


Effect of KSR on obviousness analysis of chemical compounds
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • July 15 2008

Since KSR International Co. v. Teleflex Inc., 127 S. Ct. 1727 (2007), the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has rendered several decisions in which the obviousness of a chemical compound was at issue