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Intellectual Property Bulletin - Summer 2016


8/18/2016 - Fenwick & West Intellectual Property Bulletin. Covering current legal issues in patent, copyright and intellectual property law.

Fenwick Employment Brief - September 2015


9/23/2015 - Fenwick Employment Brief - September 2015

Licensing and IP Issues for Mobile and Social Game Developers

Media Coverage

6/13/2013 - Copyright group chair Jennifer Stanley and litigator Jennifer Kelly were quoted by IP Strategy on the intellectual property issues that most often arise for game developers.

Patenting Nature and Seattle Biotech

Media Coverage

4/29/2010 - Andrew T. Serafini, Ph.D., and IP partner in the Life Sciences Group at Fenwick & West LLP, was recently featured on the National Public Radio KUOW segment

Federal Circuit Tightens Standard for AIA Review

Media Coverage

11/21/2016 - Fenwick litigation partner Darren Donnelly discusses the Federal Circuit's move to tighten standards for AIA review.

Ninth Circuit Rules on Software Transfers


9/13/2010 - On September 10, 2010, the Ninth Circuit issued a much-awaited ruling on appeal in Vernor v. Autodesk, addressing whether software purchasers are owners or licensees of the copies of the software in their possession.

Litigation Alert: Northern District of California Rules Online Auction Buyer Must Sue in Seller's Forum


8/18/2006 - Chief Judge Vaughn Walker ruled in Boschetto v. Hansing (Case No. C-06-1390, order issued July 13, 2006) that a Wisconsin resident's sale of a vehicle on eBay to a California resident did not give rise to personal jurisdiction in California.

Season's Greetings From Fenwick & West!


11/28/2013 - All of us at Fenwick & West wish you a holiday season filled with good stories and great cheer. In lieu of gifts, Fenwick & West is supporting these worthy causes: Engineers without Borders, Global Fund for Women, Hidden Genius and Kiva.

Fenwick Employment Brief - January 12, 2010


1/12/2010 - This Fenwick Employment Brief for January 2010 summarizes recent developments in the law.

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Litigation Alert: California Bans Non-Disparagement Clauses in Consumer Contracts


9/18/2014 - On September 9, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 2365, popularly referred to as the “Yelp” bill. The new law, codified at California Civil Code section 1670.8, will prohibit the use of “non-disparagement” clauses.

Fenwick Employment Brief - August 2014


8/14/2014 - Articles on current issues in employment law including partial-day leave deductions, joint employer risk and PAGA.

U.S. Tax Developments Affecting Financial Institutions and Products


8/12/2014 - Recent months have seen significant IRS and judicial developments affecting financial institutions and market participants, including new FATCA changes and proposed regulations on dividend equivalent payments under section 871(m).

Intellectual Property Bulletin Summer 2014


8/12/2014 - Intellectual Property Bulletin Summer 2014, including administrative judges, Alice v. CLS, Blackhorse v. Pro-Football, Inc. and ISPs.

Privacy and Information Security Alert: Federal Trade Commission Recommendations for Companies Providing Mobile Shopping Applications


8/11/2014 - On August 1, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a report entitled What’s the Deal? An FTC Study on Mobile Shopping Apps (the FTC Report). The FTC Report is based on a study the FTC conducted to better understand the consumer shopping apps.

Silicon Valley Venture Survey - Second Quarter 2014


8/11/2014 - We analyzed the terms of 174 venture financings closed in the second quarter of 2014 by companies headquartered in Silicon Valley.

Could Offensive Trademarks Find Refuge in Common Law?


6/27/2014 - The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) in Blackhorse v. Pro-Football Inc. cancels the controversial REDSKINS mark as disparaging to Native Americans.

Intellectual Property Alert: Supreme Court Rules Against Broadly Claimed Software Patents, But Offers No Clear Test for Abstract Ideas


6/20/2014 - Supreme Court Rules Against Broadly Claimed Software Patents, But Offers No Clear Test for Abstract Ideas.

Litigation Alert: Supreme Court Redefines the Standard for Indefiniteness in Patent Cases


6/3/2014 - Supreme Court reversed the Federal Circuit and redefined the standard for indefiniteness under Section 112.

Silicon Valley Venture Survey - First Quarter 2014


5/16/2014 - We analyzed the terms of 156 venture financings closed in the first quarter of 2014 by companies headquartered in Silicon Valley.