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Top Gun: Maverick - A New Legal Dogfight Alleges the Sequel is an Unauthorized Derivative Work

USA - July 23 2022 Top Gun: Maverick is the year's highest-grossing film at the box office, but there is a copyright dispute brewing off the big screen. As audiences…

Supreme Court Gives “Knowledge” New Meaning in Connection with Copyright Registrations

USA - May 11 2022 When can a mistake excuse an inaccuracy in a copyright registration? According to the Supreme Court, a good-faith mistake of fact or law in a…

Damages Claims Not Barred by Prior TTAB Cancellation Proceedings

USA - December 10 2021 The “Ebonys” is a 70s soul group, which helped create the “Philadelphia Sound,” incorporating elements of soul, funk, disco. The group was founded in…

SCOTUS to Review Intent Standard for Invalidation of Copyright Registrations

USA - July 16 2021 Reid Dammann Under the current version of the Copyright Act, registration of a copyright claim is not a condition of copyright protection. 17…

When Communications Confer Personal Jurisdiction: A Cautionary Tale for Clients and Attorneys

USA - June 21 2021 It is a question many intellectual property lawyers navigating a potential infringement case have undoubtedly pondered: how many communications with…

An NFT Called “Copyright Infringement”

USA - May 20 2021 This story begins in 1982, when Andy Warhol met Jean-Michel Basquiat. Warhol and Basquait, two famous and successful artists, agreed to collaborate…

Is Fair, Fair? A Look into the Supreme Court’s Landmark Decision in Google v. Oracle

USA - April 27 2021 After a decade of back-and-forth battles in the district and circuit courts, the Supreme Court ruled that Google’s copying of Sun Java’s API was fair…

Supreme Court Refuses to Wade in to Federal Circuit Claim Construction Precedent

USA - April 7 2021 On Monday February 22, 2021, the Supreme Court denied certiorari to Akeva, L.L.C. In its dispute with Nike and Adidas regarding…

TTAB Considers Internet Archive Evidence in Opposition Proceeding

USA - February 24 2021 In Spiritline Cruises LLC v. Tour Mgmt. Serv’s, Inc., Oppo. No. 91224000, the TTAB held that use of the Internet Archive tool, known as the “Wayback…

Supreme Court to Review Assignor Estoppel Doctrine

USA - February 16 2021 Assignor estoppel bars the seller of a patent from later attacking the patent’s validity in patent infringement litigation. The doctrine seems…