3/20/2012 - Today, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision holding that method claims for applying a law of nature using merely conventional steps are not eligible for patent protection
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
10/31/2006 - In Kirby v. Sega of America, Inc., No. B183820 (Cal. Ct. App. Sept. 25, 2006) - the First Amendment provides a complete defense for misappropriation of a celebrity's likeness and image where the defendant's use is transformative
4/6/2012 - The Second Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday set aside a 2010 federal district court decision that had granted summary judgment to YouTube and Google, based on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s safe harbor for storage at the direction of users
11/20/2006 - The GNU General Public License v2.0 ('the GPL') governs a majority of open source software. The GPL grants recipients the right to copy, distribute and modify covered software provided they do so in a manner consistent with the 'free' nature.
10/1/2012 - On June 20, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted final rules (“SEC Rules”) to implement Dodd-Frank Act Section 952, requiring national securities exchanges to prohibit the initial or continued listing of any stock of a company that
6/29/2012 - rank Act Section 952, requiring national securities exchanges to prohibit the initial or continued listing of any stock of a company that does not satisfy compensation committee independence criteria and compensation adviser independence criteria.