The U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted partial summary judgment, on February 1, 2012, to rule that the “first sale defense” was inapplicable as a defense to the plaintiff’s copyright infringement claim in Adobe Systems Incorporated v. Hoops Enterprise LLC, No. C 10-2769 (N. D. Cal. 02012012).
On November 29, 2011, in Hanover Architectural Service, P.A. v. Christian Testimony-Morris, N.P., No. 10-cv-05455 (D.N.J., 11-29-2011), the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey ruled against a copyright infringement defendant’s motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim, in a case providing a useful reminder on the limits of implied licenses to use copyrighted architectural plans.
A new season is under way and some of the rules have changed.
On August 15, 2011, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit decided a case of first impression for that Circuit, holding that the Copyright Act’s “first sale doctrine” does not apply to books manufactured outside of the United States.
Recently, social media game developers have been filing copyright infringement suits faster than a round of crops can grow on FarmVille.
This week, the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division, dismissed a patent complaint, and counterclaims, sua sponte, for both parties' failure to meet the requirements of Twombly and Iqbal.
The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) issued the first of two reports on intellectual property rights (IPR) infringement in China and Chinese indigenous innovation policies.
Construction is complete.
In its 2008 decision in Omega v. Costco, the Ninth Circuit held that the “first-sale” doctrine of copyright law does not apply to goods manufactured and first sold abroad.
The Fourth Circuit affirms the district court's decision in a six-year battle in Universal Furniture International, Incorporated("Universal") v. Collezione Europa USA, Incorporated ("Collezione"), Nos. 07-2180, 09-1437 (4th Cir. 2010).