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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


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

Intellectual property cases often require extensive up-front investigation


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


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


What did Phillips really do to claim construction?
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • October 6 2009

In 2005, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit sat en banc to consider how patent claims should be construed and issued a decision that expressly rejected some of its prior decisions as having improperly broadened the scope of patents


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


It’s Dangerous to Go Alone! Take This. Intellectual Property Tips for the Esports Industry
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • April 24 2017

With the annual Game Developers Conference spectacular in our rearview mirror, and the NBA's partnership with Take-Two to launch an esports league for


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