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Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
What can a trademark licensee do when the licensor files for chapter 11 protection?
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
What can a trademark licensee do when the licensor files for chapter 11 protection? The answer, at least for now, depends on where the debtor's chapter 11 case is venued.
Jones Day
In Mission Product Holdings, Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC (In re Tempnology, LLC), 879 F.3d 389 (1st Cir. 2018), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit ruled that the rejection of a trademark...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
A patent license agreement with a field of use provision limiting the scope of the licensed activity did not contractually obligate the licensee to refrain from acting outside the scope of the field of use.
Fenwick & West LLP
Despite the turmoil and gridlock in Washington, D.C., the Senate and House of Representatives appear poised to pass sweeping legislation that would overhaul the music copyright licensing infrastructure.
Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.
If the debtor is the licensee and rejects the license, then the licensor's remedy is to file a claim in the bankruptcy for any damages.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Splash News and Picture Agency ("Splash News") is suing Jessica Simpson, alleging that she infringed the news agency's copyright by posting one of the agency's photos on Instagram and Twitter without permission.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Following the court's en banc decision that a contract manufacturing arrangement did not give rise to an on-sale bar, the Medicines Co. v. Hospira, Inc. appeal returned to the original Federal Circuit panel ...
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
A jury awarded the owners of Grump Cat 710K in a copyright, trademark, and breach of contract case against Grenade Beverage.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
The First Circuit in Mission Product Holdings, Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC (In re Tempnology, LLC), 879 F.3d 389 (1st Cir. 2018), recently held that the Debtor's rejection of a trademark license left ...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
A Virginia court declined to exclude evidence that the patents asserted in a patent infringement action had been previously licensed to over 1000 licensees because such evidence was relevant to commercial success and validity, reasonable royalty damages, willful infringement by the accused infringer, and good conduct by the patent owner.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Bankruptcy Code section 365(n) permits a licensee to continue to use intellectual property even if the debtor rejects the license agreement.
Womble Bond Dickinson
On December 19, BMI, one of the nation's two major performance rights organizations, won a 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruling upholding BMI's right to offer fractional licensing of music.
Holland & Knight
On Nov. 17, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals issued its decision in Original Appalachian Artworks, Inc. v. JAKKS Pac., Inc., --- F'Appx. ----, 2017 WL 5508498 (11th Cir. Nov. 17, 2017).
Pryor Cashman LLP
Frank Scibilia, Co-Chair of Pryor Cashman's Music and Digital Media Groups, recently spoke with Bloomberg Law about the pivotal music licensing battle underway between Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) and the U.S. Department of Justice.
McDermott Will & Emery
The UK court determined that under the EU Directive on software copyright, SAS's software copyright did not cover aspects of the program that were reproduced and the parties could not contract around the Directive.
McDermott Will & Emery
The district court rejected Goren's argument that, by holding itself out as the copyright holder and by having "directed" internet search engines to list the postings, Ripoff Report itself became the information provider.
Carlton Fields
A company's custom software is an increasingly important part of growing profitability, shrinking expenses, and reaching new markets.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
The doctrine of patent exhaustion provides that the initial authorized sale of a patented item, directly or through a licensee, terminates all patent rights to that item.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Does competition law apply to the obtainment, grant, acquisition, exercise and transfer of intellectual property rights?
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Jones Day
In Mission Product Holdings, Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC (In re Tempnology, LLC), 879 F.3d 389 (1st Cir. 2018), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit ruled that the rejection of a trademark...
Fenwick & West LLP
Despite the turmoil and gridlock in Washington, D.C., the Senate and House of Representatives appear poised to pass sweeping legislation that would overhaul the music copyright licensing infrastructure.
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
What can a trademark licensee do when the licensor files for chapter 11 protection? The answer, at least for now, depends on where the debtor's chapter 11 case is venued.
Ruchelman PLLC
In a 21st century America where new ideas continually create new intangible property, U.S. corporations often desire to contribute their I.P. to a foreign affiliate who then develops and...
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
A patent license agreement with a field of use provision limiting the scope of the licensed activity did not contractually obligate the licensee to refrain from acting outside the scope of the field of use.
Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.
If the debtor is the licensee and rejects the license, then the licensor's remedy is to file a claim in the bankruptcy for any damages.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Does competition law apply to the obtainment, grant, acquisition, exercise and transfer of intellectual property rights?
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
The First Circuit in Mission Product Holdings, Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC (In re Tempnology, LLC), 879 F.3d 389 (1st Cir. 2018), recently held that the Debtor's rejection of a trademark license left ...
Stites & Harbison PLLC
Can you believe summer is almost over and students are heading back to school? Already some local high schools have begun their fall semester.
Holland & Knight
On Nov. 17, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals issued its decision in Original Appalachian Artworks, Inc. v. JAKKS Pac., Inc., --- F'Appx. ----, 2017 WL 5508498 (11th Cir. Nov. 17, 2017).
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