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- MLK’s Historic Speech Protected by Copyright
If you watched coverage of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, you may have noticed that very few programs aired the speech in its entirety. That is because King’s remarks are protected by copyright until 2038.
- Judge Rules Apple and Samsung Do Not Have to Disclose Profits in Patent Litigation
If you were hoping the epic battle between Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. would result in the release of some juicy inside information, you will be disappointed. The Federal U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that the tech giants do not have to reveal confidential profit and sales information.
- Harvard Professor Fires Back Against Copyright Infringement Claims
Harvard University Law Professor Lawrence Lessig is fighting back against allegations that his online lecture posted on YouTube violates the copyright to a French pop song. Fittingly, Lessig is a respected expert on law and technology as well as an advocate for less restrictive copyright laws.
- Copyright FAQ: What is Considered Fair Use?
When deciding whether you can use someone else’s work without permission, there are a number of factors that must be taken into consideration. One of the most important limitations to copyright protection is the doctrine of fair use.
- Are You Getting Shortchanged on Patent Royalties?
Licensing intellectual property can be a lucrative stream of revenue. However, businesses need to have procedures in place to ensure accurate reporting and royalty payments.
- GAO Reports Sheds Light on Impact of NPEs
The U.S. Government Accountability Office recently released a report on the impact of non-practicing entities (NPEs). The findings debunk many of the criticisms waged against so-called “patent trolls.”
- Presidential Hopefuls Taking Heat for Possible Copyright Infringement
Every election season, at least one of the candidates seems to end up in legal hot water over music used by the campaign. in 2012, it was Newt Gingrich. He is facing a copyright infringement lawsuit for his use of the Rocky III theme song, "Eye of the Tiger."
- Green Technology Pilot Program Marks 500th Patent
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently announced that it has issued the 500th patent through its Green Technology Pilot Program. Under the patent program, applications involving reduced greenhouse gas emissions, energy conservation, and environmental quality are eligible for accelerated review at no cost to the inventor.
- A Call for Big Patent Changes
Federal Judge Richard Posner recently dismissed the high-profile intellectual property litigation between Apple and Motorola, after determining that neither side could prove damages.
- Are Neutral Experts the Key to Complicated IP Litigation?
Judge Richard Posner is taking a novel approach to the upcoming patent litigation between Apple and Motorola. He is using court-appointed witnesses to explain complicated subject matter.