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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


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


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


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


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


Depuy Spine v. Medtronic ensnarement defense is a question of law
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • October 6 2009

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently held that the ensnarement defense is a legal limitation on the doctrine of equivalents to be decided by the court, not a jury


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


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


Cartoon Network v. Cablevision buffer reproductions are not infringing copies, holds Second Circuit in “remote” DVR case
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • August 6 2008

In a long-awaited ruling, the Second Circuit held on Monday that unauthorized reproductions of data, such as digital movie files, in computer buffers are not infringing copies because they are not fixed "for a period of more than transitory duration."


Credit card companies not liable for copyright infringers’ acts
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2007

In the 1940s, Jehovah’s Witnesses, tenaciously litigious in defense of free expression, generated a half-dozen Supreme Court decisions that came to define First Amendment rights in the Twentieth Century