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Brexit - What Silicon Valley Needs to Know
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • July 1 2016

The vote of the UK Electorate to leave the EU has politicians, economists, lawyers and commentators from all sectors speculating on what will happen


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


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


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


New exemptions from DMCA anti-circumvention rules primarily impact narrowly circumscribed uses and industries
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • December 11 2006

Effective November 27, 2006, the Librarian of Congress announced the adoption of six exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s (“DMCA”) anti-circumvention provision, the exemptions to apply for the next three years


Copyright co-owners at the Hotel California: they can check out any time they like, but they can never leave
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • May 20 2008

The Ninth Circuit has issued a decision that significantly restricts a co-owner of a copyright from transferring its interest in the work without the agreement of the other owner(s) and which also leaves many who currently believe themselves to be co-owners of copyrights with troubling doubts about the validity of their assignments


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


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


U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit rules there is no cause of action for “contributory cybersquatting”
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • December 24 2013

On December 4, the Ninth Circuit ruled that the 1999 Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA), 15 U.S.C. 1125(d) does not provide a


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