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Fenwick’s Top 10: Our Most Popular Articles of 2016
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • January 9 2017

From the watershed Brexit vote that put the United Kingdom on course to leave the European Union to the hottest developments in venture financing


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


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


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


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

Intellectual property cases often require extensive up-front investigation


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


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


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


Legal FAQ: introduction to patent law
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • April 17 2007

What is a patent?