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Copyright Violation and the Constitutionality of Excessive Damages – Music Downloaders Beware!

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  • September 16, 2016

The Eight Circuit affirmed the constitutionality of statutory damages for copyright infringement against the challenge that it is disproportionately excessive.

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Employee Access vs. Misappropriation of Trade Secrets

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  • August 30, 2016

The Michigan District Court in Dana Limited v. American Axle and Manufacturing Holdings, Inc., 1:10-cv-00450 (W.D. Mich. Aug. 19, 2013) addressed

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Copyrights and Litigation Documents

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  • August 29, 2016

The matter Unclaimed Property Recovery Service, Inc. v. Kaplan No., 12-4030 (2d Cir., Aug. 20, 2013) presents an issue of

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FIRREA and Bank Fraud

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  • August 27, 2016

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, in U.S. ex rel. O'Donnell v. Bank of America

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Assignment of Intent-to-use Trademark Applications

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  • August 22, 2016

The Trademark Act Section 10(a)(1) clearly states that an intent-to-use application cannot be assigned “except for an assignment to a

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Copyright and Architecture

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  • August 21, 2016

In 2004, the Fourth Circuit revived a two prong test for a copyright claim involving architecture between two home builders

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Federal Circuit and Advisory Council Model Orders

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  • August 19, 2016

On July 22, 2013, a model order relating to the number of asserted claims and prior art references in patent

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The Lanham Act and Jim Brown

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  • August 5, 2016

On July 31, 2013, the Ninth Circuit affirmed dismissal of the Lanham Act claims brought by Jim Brown, a former

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M&A and Government Immunity

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  • August 3, 2016

The Supreme Court’s decision in FTC v. Phoebe Putney Health System Inc., 133 S. Ct. 1003 (2013) put a limitation

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Trade Secret and Contract Law

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  • July 19, 2016

The Federal Circuit has recently articulated the position that a contractual agreement to transfer otherwise secret information will override trade

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