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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


The legend of the golden master lives on Supreme Court limits the reach of 271 (f)
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • May 30 2007

Continuing a string of reversals of Federal Circuit decisions, the U.S. Supreme Court once again reversed the Federal Circuit in holding that under 35 U.S.C. 271 (f) software per se does not qualify as a “component” and that software copies created outside the United States from a master disk exported from the United States are “supplied” from the United States


Supreme Court reverses Federal Circuit in Microsoft Corp. v. AT&T Corp
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • May 29 2007

On April 30, 2007, the Supreme Court declared Microsoft victorious in a case that AT&T brought, in which AT&T alleged that Microsoft was liable for infringement of its patents by overseas sales of the Windows operating system


Supreme Court holds that 35 USC 271(f) does not apply to “golden master” disks
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • May 23 2007

In a decision handed down April 30, 2007, the Supreme Court clarified the meaning of Section 271(f) of the Patent Act, which extends patent infringement liability to the export of components of patented inventions assembled in a foreign country


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


AG's Sportradar opinion: database right infringement takes place both in state of server storage and the state where customers received the data
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 4 2012

In a reference by the Court of Appeal in a case involving allegations of infringement of UK sui generis database right by services provided from servers outside the jurisdiction (Football Dataco & Ors v Sportradar GmbH & Sportradar, C-17311) the Advocate General (AG) has opined:Where a party uploads data from a database protected by the sui generis right onto that party’s web server located in Member State A and, in response to requests from a user in another Member State B, the web server sends such data to the user’s computer so that the data is stored in the memory of that computer and displayed on its screen, the act of sending the information constitutes an act of ‘re-utilisation’ (and hence infringement) by that party and the act of re-utilisation performed by that party takes place both in Member State A and in Member State B


Regional Appeal Court refuses to apply copyright levies to computer printers
  • Bird & Bird
  • Germany
  • June 4 2007

The Regional Appeal Court of Düsseldorf has decided that computer printers cannot be subject to copyright levies under German Law


Court rejects copyright protection for computer program found lacking originality
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • May 30 2007

A recent decision from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky provides important guidance about the amount of creativity required to support copyright in a computer program and the nature of fair use in the context of interoperability


California court orders preservation of RAM data
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • June 25 2007

In early June, the federal court for the Central District of California, in Columbia Pictures Indus. v. Bunnell, Case No. CV 06-1093, issued a ruling requiring a company to store its random access memory ("RAM") data


Concept Spring 2014
  • Burges Salmon LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 6 2014

A new tool has been launched to strengthen the ties between IP owners and police and customs agencies. The aim is to make it easier for the