E-commerce channel providers’ suspension of sellers’ accounts associated with alleged intellectual property infringement is fast, and suspension remediation is time-consuming and costly. Consequently, e-commerce sellers should contemplate pre-emptive legal and business arrangements to ameliorate potential e-commerce account suspensions consequences.
Darren M. Franklin
When deciding whether to apply for patent protection on an innovation or whether to keep the innovation confidential as a company trade secret, there are many considerations that a business must take into account stemming from the different characteristics of each.
Cameron B. Pick
The “metaverse” in conjunction with Web 3.0 can be thought of as an immersive virtual reality world or worlds, where users can play games, socialize,…
Ben Thompson and Robert Moorman
Trademark publication can be an anxious part of the application process, with fear of aggressive opposition and costly proceedings looming in the background. But many oppositions, whether they are only threatened or actually filed, afford the applicant a discussion with the opposer that can ultimately be helpful in nonobvious ways.
Jeff Ginsberg and Zhiqiang Liu
Federal Circuit Affirms Precedential Opinion Panel Decision Limiting the Circumstances In Which the Board Should Raise Sua Sponte Patentability Issues Against Proposed Substitute Claims
Federal Circuit Rejects District Court’s Claim Construction As Being Too Narrow
Federal Circuit Rejects District Court’s Claim Construction Because It Is Not Supported by the Intrinsic Evidence, and Leaves Dependent Claims Without Scope
As nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, continue to grow in popularity through cryptocurrency purchase, sale and trade online, opportunities for entertainment attorneys in the emerging industry also are booming. For this article, attorneys shared how they’re grabbing hold of NFT-related work and the challenges they foresee.
Nicole Demas, L. Andrew Tseng and Sean P. McConnell
The biggest event of the year in college sports just concluded as national champions were crowned in men’s and women’s basketball, and hundreds of thousands of college athletes are entering the influencer marketplace for the first time. College athletes now find themselves attractive candidates in the fast growing influencer marketing arena. With the FTC Commissioner taking a closer look at the use of influencers for marketing, student athletes and brands should take care when entering into the influencer marketing arena.
John Lanham and Nishi Tavernier
Earlier this year, the Ninth Circuit issued a decision affirming a district court’s denial of an injunction following a finding of trade secret misappropriation. While the opinion is designated as unpublished — and therefore not precedential — the panel’s reasoning sheds light on an important issue in trade secrets remedies.
Thomas Kjellberg and Robert W. Clarida
In dual lawsuits, the estates of Robin Williams and George Carlin accuse Pandora Media of willfully infringing the legendary comedians’ registered copyrights in their “spoken word compositions” — their standup routines — by streaming the sound recordings that embody those routines without a license to use these works.
Howard Shire and Stephanie Remy
Federal Circuit: District Court Abused Discretion By Attributing Inconsistent Position to Plaintiff