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George clooney, Julia Roberts file right-to-privacy and unfair competition action against Kennesaw-based projector seller and "John Does 1-20"
  • Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP
  • USA
  • October 16 2012

On October 12, 2012, Hollywood celebrities George Clooney and Julia Roberts filed suit in the Atlanta Division against Digital Projection, Inc. ("DPI"), a seller of projectors and related items based in Kennesaw, Georgia

Standards and patents: lessons from the Rambus cases
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • China, USA
  • June 13 2008

In recent years, China's electronics industry has struggled to compete in the manufacture and sale of products ranging from MP3 players to digital TVs

In re Bilski and the software patent debate
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • November 12 2009

If you are involved in the software industry and have not yet heard about the Bilski case, then you will after the U.S. Supreme Court decides the case

Disclaimer of laptop computers during patent prosecution results in summary judgment of non-infringement
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • April 15 2008

In Computer Docking Station Corp. v. Dell, Inc., Nos. 07-1169, -1316 (Fed. Cir. Mar. 21, 2008), the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court's entry of summary judgment of noninfringement where the patentee disavowed an interpretation of "portable computer" that would encompass a computer with a built-in display or keyboard, such as a laptop

Reissued i4i panel opinion clarifies willfulness analysis
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • April 28 2010

In a re-issuance of an earlier opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit clarified the willfulness analysis of its earlier decision that affirmed a jury’s $200 million award against Microsoft in a patent infringement action

At a level crossing: open-source software licensing compliance in a post Jacobsen v. Katzer world
  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
  • USA
  • August 15 2009

By clarifying the enforceability of open-source software licences, the recent decision in Jacobsen v. Katzer has left the software licensing world at an important crossroad

Top five technology decisions of the Delaware Court of Chancery for 2010
  • Fish & Richardson PC
  • USA
  • March 3 2011

Long recognized as the nation's leading business court, the Delaware Court of Chancery continues to be a top forum for litigating complex disputes over technology such as trade secret misappropriation or enforcement of noncompete or licensing agreements

Linkedin torpedoes employer's trade secrets claim
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • October 21 2010

In a sobering reminder that online social media is changing the way many companies do business in unforeseen ways, a federal court recently shot down an employer's trade secret claim based largely upon the availability of information via the internet

Justmed, Inc. v. Byce: a tech upset
  • Dentons
  • USA
  • May 12 2010

For early-stage technology companies the definitions of independent contractor and employee for determining copyright ownership may have changed

Court refuses to extend trade-mark protection to file extensions
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • May 13 2010

In Autodesk, Inc. v. Dassault Systemès Solidworks Corporation, the US District Court for the Northern District of California recently considered whether computer file extensions are entitled to trade-mark protection