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Litigation Alert: Festo Corp. v. Shoketsu Kinzoku Kogyo Kabushiki Co., Ltd. (Festo XIII) - Prosecution History Estoppel and the Foreseeability of Equivalents

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7/5/2007 - Federal Circuit issued the latest in a line of decisions addressing the scope of prosecution history estoppel and its limits on the doctrine of equivalents, this time addressing whether an equivalent is foreseeable and thus subject to surrender.

Good News for Game Developers: Court Extends Protections for Using Others’ Trademarks in the Advertising of Artistic Works

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11/29/2017 - In a move that will likely benefit game developers, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit explicitly held that First Amendment protection extends to use of third-party trademarks in the commercial promotion of an artistic work.

Patent Alert: Supreme Court Unanimously Rejects Bilski Patent Application but Narrowly Upholds Business Method Patents

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6/28/2010 - Patent Alert: Supreme Court Unanimously Rejects Bilski Patent Application but Narrowly Upholds Business Method Patents, Written By Fenwick Attorneys in the IP Group.

Litigation Alert: Ninth Circuit Assesses Use of Player Likenesses in Video Games

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8/6/2013 - On Wednesday, July 31, 2013, the Ninth Circuit issued two opinions assessing the parameters of use of individual player likenesses in video games in two highly watched cases: Brown v. Electronic Arts, Inc., and In Re NCAA Student-Athlete Name & Likeness

Litigation Alert: Supreme Court’s Lexmark Decision Creates Uniform Federal False Advertising Standing Requirement

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3/27/2014 - Supreme Court’s Lexmark Decision Creates Uniform Federal False Advertising Standing Requirement, Widening the Door for Claims in the Ninth Circuit; It Also Suggests a New Approach to Determining Standing Requirements Under Other Federal Statutes.

Fenwick Employment Brief - April 14, 2005

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4/14/2005 - U.S. Supreme Court Allows Disparate Impact Theory in Age Discrimination Cases/Employers May Not Require Medical Examination Before Making 'Real' Job Offer

Fenwick Employment Brief - July 16, 2009

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7/16/2009 - This Fenwick Employment Brief for July 2009 summarizes recent developments in the law.

Fenwick Employment Brief - May 12, 2010

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5/12/2010 - Fenwick attorneys discuss Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores and other employment law news

Publicity rights vs. the First Amendment

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2/19/2014 - Publicity Rights vs First Amendment Rights in advertsising referring to actual people living or dead.

Litigation Alert: KSR International Co. v. Teleflex Inc.—Ordinary Innovation is Obvious

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5/1/2007 - On April 30, the Supreme Court in KSR International v. Teleflex, announced that 'the results of ordinary innovation are not the subject of exclusive rights under the patent laws.

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Fenwick Employment Brief – Summer 2017 Update

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8/15/2017 - Fenwick's Summer 2017 Employment Law Update, including regional updates from California, Washington and New York as well as updates on national cases.

Key SCOTUS Decisions in Tech – First Half 2017

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8/9/2017 - Despite being short one justice for much of the year, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down multiple significant decisions this past term that can unsettle long-standing legal understandings in multiple technology fields.

Intellectual Property Bulletin - Summer 2017

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7/27/2017 - Fenwick & West Intellectual Property Bulletin. Covering current legal issues in patent, copyright and intellectual property law.

A More Consistent USPTO Approach to Patent Eligibility

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7/17/2017 - Despite the increased importance of patent eligibility, there remains much uncertainty surrounding the tests implemented to assess eligibility.

What Canadian Supreme Court's Landmark Decision Means for Tech Companies Big and Small

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7/6/2017 - What should courts do when one country’s laws collide with a borderless Internet? Last week, the Supreme Court of Canada became the latest court to tackle the issue, upholding an order for Google to de-index globally

Fenwick Privacy Bulletin - Summer 2017

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6/26/2017 - Fenwick's Privacy Bulletin

Supreme Court Rejects Plaintiffs' Tactic for Appealing Class Certification Denials

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6/13/2017 - The U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous 8-0 opinion in Microsoft Corp. v. Baker, reversing the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and holding that federal courts lack jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291 to hear the appeal of an order denying

Litigation Alert: Ninth Circuit Rules on Copyright Preemption of Right-of-Publicity Claims

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4/10/2017 - In Maloney v. T3 Media, Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that claims under state right-of-publicity law are preempted by the Copyright Act “when a likeness has been captured in a copyrighted artistic visual work and the work itse

Litigation Alert: Supreme Court Clarifies Copyright Eligibility for Useful Articles

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3/23/2017 - While much of the legal press may be speculating about the future of the Supreme Court’s Chevron test, yesterday the Court considered a very different kind of “chevron”—a design on a cheerleader uniform. In Star Athletica LLC v. Varsity Brands Inc., the S

Federal Automated Vehicles Policy: A Work In Progress

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1/27/2017 - Hanley Chew discusses regulations governing driverless vehicles.