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Top five shifts in Internet law in 2014
  • Thompson Coburn LLP
  • USA
  • December 29 2014

Internet law is always changing. Here's my impressionistic list of five of the most significant 2014 shifts affecting businesses that operate in the


Journal 2014 July to September for overseas readers
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia, New Zealand, USA
  • October 22 2014

The controversial issue of gene patenting has hit the headlines, yet again, following the recent Full Federal Court of Australia (‘FFCA’) decision


Start-up company owned source code that was developed by employee
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2010

Michael Byce developed the source code used in the software of a digital audio larynx device that JustMed owned


MoFo Tech: SpringSummer 2013
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • May 22 2013

Behind every trend are new complications. And, often, laws trying to flatten the wrinkles the trends have wrought. Look at social media, for example


Lower court should have explained post-verdict damages award against Microsoft
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • March 8 2008

In Amado v. Microsoft Corp., the Federal Circuit ruled that a federal district court should have explained its basis for increasing a post-verdict award against Microsoft for software sold during the stay of a permanent injunction


Chuck Yeager’s right of publicity suit will no longer fly in the Ninth Circuit
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • October 31 2012

Addressing several claims stemming out of an allegedly unauthorized publication of signed memorabilia on a website, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court’s summary judgment ruling in favor of the defendants with respect to numerous claims, finding Chuck Yeager’s submitted declaration to be a sham


California BOE holds interested parties meeting on TTA regulation
  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • USA
  • July 18 2012

The California State Board of Equalization (BOE) held an interested parties meeting on July 17, 2012, to discuss whether to amend its Regulation 1507 (Technology Transfer Agreements (TTA)) to clarify how the TTA statutes (Cal. Rev. and Tax Code 6011(c)(10) and 6012(c)(10)) should apply to transfers of computer programs on tangible storage media


Infringement for copying less than 1 of a software program’s code?
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • July 30 2008

It is not unusual for software developers to re-use or “cut and paste” snippets of code from other programs


District Court holds software transfer not a license, okays downstream eBay auction under first sale doctrine
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • July 15 2008

Rejecting the authority of a trio of more recent Ninth Circuit cases on the ground that their holdings could not be reconciled with an earlier Ninth Circuit decision, a Washington District Court has held a transfer of computer software to represent a sale, not a license


Blueport Company, LLC v. United States
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • July 30 2008

The Federal Circuit affirmed a decision by the United States Court of Federal Claims dismissing a copyright holder’s claim for lack of jurisdiction on the ground that the U.S. government had not waived sovereign immunity