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Supreme Court Rules that Google’s Use of Java Source Code for Android Phone Is Permissible Fair Use

USA - April 7 2021 On April 5, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court ended a decade-long copyright dispute between two powerhouses of the computing world. In Google v. Oracle…

Benjamin J. Siders, Billee Elliott McAuliffe, Kirk A. Damman.

Intellectual Property Extensions Due to COVID-19 Ending in Many Countries Raising Concerns of a Potential Flood of Filings for Patent and Trademark Owners to Navigate

USA - May 28 2020 Deadline suspensions by intellectual property offices around the world are rapidly coming to a close. Many of these extensions, including in the…

Bridget G. Hoy, Kirk A. Damman.

Your U.S. Patent and Trademark Deadlines May Change Based on COVID-19

USA - April 1 2020 Inventors, businesses, and other patent and trademark owners may now be able to obtain significant relief for a variety of U.S. intellectual property…

Bridget G. Hoy, Michael J. Hickey.

COVID-19 and Intellectual Property

USA - March 23 2020 Despite the COVID-19 closures and cancellations, some governmental intellectual property offices have not extended deadlines, so parties should…

Kathleen Markowski Petrillo, Kirk A. Damman.

Dance Dance Litigation: Lawsuits Filed over the Use of Dance Choreography in Fortnite

USA - January 16 2019 A series of recent lawsuits could clarify the circumstances under which copyright law covers dance choreography. This rarely litigated aspect of the…

Benjamin J. Siders, John B. Greenberg, Joseph E. Martineau.