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Hunton Insurance Recovery Blog: IP Lawsuit Triggers Insurers' Duty To Defend
A federal court in Pennsylvania has held that Liberty Mutual must defend its insured, Hershey Creamery Company,
United States
30 May 2019
Hunton Insurance Recovery Blog: Michigan Federal Court Rules Advertising Injury Coverage Could Apply To Accusations Of Copyright Infringement
On March 22, 2019, a federal judge in Michigan found in Alticor Global Holdings, Inc. v. America Int'l Specialty Lines Ins. Co.
United States
9 Apr 2019
Hunton Insurance Recovery Blog: Massachusetts High Court Says Use Of Olympian's Name Is Covered "Advertising Idea," Not An Excluded IP Violation
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently construed the undefined term "advertising idea" in a case of first impression in the Commonwealth ...
United States
12 Oct 2018
Give Me A ©!: Supreme Court Holds That Copyright Protects Decorative Elements Of Useful Articles
Copyright protects original works of art, but not useful articles.
United States
4 Apr 2017
Copyright Office Promulgates New Regulations For Designation Of Registered Agent Under The Digital Millennium Copyright Act
The Copyright Office published in the Federal Register new regulations for designating a registered agent under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).
United States
15 Nov 2016
I Prevailed, Now Give Me My Attorneys' Fees
The Copyright Act authorizes, but does not require, a court to award attorneys' fees to a prevailing party.
United States
17 Mar 2016
Fifth Circuit Joins Majority On Scope Of Copyright Preemption
Spear Marketing, Inc. ("SMI") licensed its cash management software VaultWorks to BancorpSouth Bank ("BancorpSouth") from 2002-2012.
United States
16 Jul 2015
What's In A Tweet?
What does it mean to "tweet"? In 1972, the year of Michael Jackson's debut solo album and his chart-topping hit cover of Rockin’ Robin, the answer was easy—tweeting is what a robin does. But a networked person in 2011 would give a different answer.
United States
31 Oct 2011
Recent Cases Should Make Software Licensors Review Their Distribution Methods And License Terms (And They May Even Make Us Look At Open Source Licenses In A Different Way)
Three recent copyright cases from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Vernor v. Autodesk, Inc., 621 F.3d 1102 (9th Cir. 2010), UMG Recordings Inc. v. Augusto, 628 F.3d 1175 (9th Cir. 2010) and MDY Industries, LLC v. Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., 629 F.3d 928 (9th Cir. 2011), underscore how methods of distribution and license terms can be mutually reinforcing or, alternatively, mutually destructive.
United States
25 Jul 2011
Protecting Your Intellectual Property
Have you ever had an idea for a great product that would solve a pet peeve, or just make life easier or more pleasant?
United States
1 Oct 2010
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