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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


Effects of recent rulings on the enforceability of open source licenses
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • July 7 2009

Increasingly, software licensors are opting to license their software under non-traditional license arrangements


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


Parody defense to trademark dilution claim
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • July 4 2007

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has been asked to decide the extent to which parody can serve as a defense to a claim under the Federal Trademark Dilution Act


No end of trouble? Perfect 10 v Visa International and secondary liability
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • July 17 2007

On July 3, 2007 the Ninth Circuit issued its decision in Perfect 10 v. Visa International Service Association, No. 05-15170, which addressed the secondary liability of credit card companies, affiliated banks, and data processing services under copyright, trademark, and various state law claims for processing credit card payments for websites that allegedly infringe Perfect 10’s copyright and trademark rights


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


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


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