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Federal lawsuit alleges infringement of minors' New York right of publicity by Facebook "like" and "friend finder" features
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 19 2011

In what may represent a new wave in an interesting challenge to the viral nature of social media marketing, a recently filed putative class action asserts a right of publicity claim against Facebook in connection with the service's "Like" and "Friend Finder" features


California Court of Appeal switcheroo: software constitutes technology transfer agreement
  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • USA
  • March 21 2011

The California Court of Appeal held that receipts from Nortel's license of computer programs used to operate a telephone company's switch hardware were not subject to sales tax


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


Global IP defence tactics for software and entertainment sectors
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • April 22 2014

Piracy of software and game content is as old as computer disks and other portable storage media. While piracy remains prevalent in physical markets


U.S. cracks down on IT theft by overseas manufacturers
  • Tilleke & Gibbins
  • Thailand, USA
  • February 8 2013

Marking an unprecedented milestone in the fight against unfair competition, a state attorney-general in the United States has taken legal action


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


Litigation Trends 2016
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • USA
  • March 4 2016

According to a recent survey of corporate legal departments by BTI Consulting Group, 2016 will see a fewer number of pending cases as a result of


Podcast: Elizabeth Niemeyer on the Federal Circuit's Decision in ClearCorrect v. ITC
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • March 3 2016

The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) is authorized to prevent the importation of articles that infringe a valid U.S. patent


Defending against trade secret misappropriation lawsuits
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • April 30 2009

There are several often-overlooked strategies for defending against trade misappropriation claims


Ex parte Mewherter: subject matter eligibility of software media
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • March 1 2016

The technology at issue was directed to a software system for converting slide show presentations into raster imagery. The claim at issue recited “a