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Life Sciences Alert: Supreme Court Issues Groundbreaking Decision Limiting the Types of Methods that are Eligible for Patenting

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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

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

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Rules There Is No Cause of Action for “Contributory Cybersquatting”

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12/24/2013 - The Ninth Circuit ruled that the 1999 Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, does not provide a cause of action for contributory cybersquatting.

Litigation Alert: Transforming Uses of a Celebrity's Likeness Are Protected by the First Amendment

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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

Securities Litigation Alert: First Delaware Decisions on Option Grant Dating: Ryan v. Gifford and In re Tyson Foods, Inc. Consol. Shareholder Litig.

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2/12/2007 - In two separate decisions issued on February 6, the Delaware Chancery Court weighed in for the first time on issues directly relating to the current wave of stock option matters.

Intellectual Property Bulletin Summer 2010

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8/5/2010 - Fenwick's Intellectual Property Updates for Summer 2010

Intellectual Property Bulletin Spring 2011

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5/5/2011 - Fenwick's Intellectual Property Updates for Spring 2011

Copyright Alert: Viacom v. YouTube/Google Second Circuit Reinstates Viacom’s Copyright Lawsuit, But Largely Affirms Pro-Online Service Provider Holdings

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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

Intellectual Property Bulletin Fall 2006

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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.

Intellectual Property Bulletin - Fall 2016

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11/16/2016 - Fenwick & West Intellectual Property Bulletin. Covering current legal issues in patent, copyright and intellectual property law.

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Patent Litigation Alert: Federal Circuit Clarifies Standard for Joinder of Multiple Defendants in Patent Infringement Cases

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5/8/2012 - On May 4, 2012, a Federal Circuit panel decided the circumstances when a plaintiff may join multiple defendants with unrelated products in a patent infringement suit.

Copyright Alert: Viacom v. YouTube/Google Second Circuit Reinstates Viacom’s Copyright Lawsuit, But Largely Affirms Pro-Online Service Provider Holdings

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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

Corporate and Securities Alert: New Law Facilitates Corporate Capital Raising

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4/5/2012 - On March 8, 2012, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3606 with overwhelming bipartisan support.

Life Sciences Alert: Supreme Court Issues Groundbreaking Decision Limiting the Types of Methods that are Eligible for Patenting

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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

Federal Circuit Issues En Banc Decision in Marine Polymer

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3/19/2012 - Patent Litigation Alert: Federal Circuit Issues En Banc Decision in Marine Polymer: No Reexamination Intervening Rights Absent Textual Amendment to Claim Language

Prevailing Party: Defendant Awarded Attorney Fees Despite Plaintiff’s Voluntary Dismissal of California Trade Secrets Action

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3/9/2012 - Sixth Appellate District found that a defendant in a trade secrets suit can be deemed a “prevailing party” entitled to attorney fees under California Civil Code § 3426.4 when a plaintiff voluntarily dismisses its lawsuit to avoid an adverse determination

Intellectual Property Bulletin Winter 2012

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3/1/2012 - Fenwick's Intellectual Property Updates for Winter 2012

Antitrust Alert New HSR Thresholds for 2012

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1/26/2012 - The annual adjustment of the dollar thresholds for pre-acquisition filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act will take effect near the end of February

Doctors Fear Copyright Crackdown on Medical Procedures

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1/4/2012 - Mitchell Zimmerman, Chair of the Copyright Group at Fenwick & West, was recently quoted in the San Francisco Examiner article

Fenwick & West's Publications Index

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1/1/2012 - Fenwick & West's Publications Index