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Supreme Court Articulates Important New Standard for Copyright Protection of Industrial Design Components

USA - March 27 2017 Last week, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a decision in Star Athletica, L.L.C. V. Varsity Brands, Inc., No. 15-866 (March 22, 2017)...

Jay Cohen, Hallie S. Goldblatt, Leslie Gordon Fagen.

A Guide to the Supreme Court’s Notable Decisions this Termand Cases to Watch Next Term

USA - June 28 2016 The Supreme Court's 2015-2016 Term will be remembered for the unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia on February 13, 2016. Justice Scalia's...

Jay Cohen, Roberto J. Gonzalez, Michael E. Gertzman, Nicholas Groombridge, Susanna M. Buergel.

Supreme Court Holds “Objective Reasonableness” Guides Courts’ Discretion As To Whether To Award Attorney’s Fees to Prevailing Copyright Litigants

USA - June 17 2016 Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States issued an opinion in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons Inc., No. 15-375 (June 16, 2016), holding that...

Jay Cohen, Darren W. Johnson, Hallie S. Goldblatt, Leslie Gordon Fagen, Lewis R. Clayton.

Defend Trade Secrets Act Adopted, Creating Private Federal Cause of Action for Trade Secret Misappropriation

USA - May 17 2016 On May 11, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (the "DTSA"), which amends the Economic Espionage Act ("EEA"), 18 U.S...

Stephen Popernik, Darren W. Johnson, Lewis R. Clayton.

First Circuit Interprets Communications Decency Act Expansively, Holding That Lawsuit Alleging That Website Facilitated Sex Trafficking Was Properly Dismissed

USA - March 24 2016 On March 14, 2016, the First Circuit, in Doe v. Backpage.com, LLC,(1) broadly interpreted the Communications Decency Act ("CDA"), 47 U.S.C. 230, to...

Roberta A. Kaplan, Michael L. Nadler.