intellectual property Tag

Every year the Supreme Court continues to distill and define the rules of intellectual property law, and this year is no different. There are several cases before the high court in this term that involve intellectual property rights, including one about whether a copyrightable or...

Facebook is the latest company suffering from a large verdict due to an intellectual property claim. Now Facebook is facing the prospect of paying a judgment to the plaintiffs of $500 million. This is a huge sum to pay, and it is rare for a...

I became interested in water and the Internet of Things (“IoT”) two years ago when I had a below ground water leak at home that resulted in a large water bill.(1). Since I live in the Silicon Valley, California, the high tech capital of the world,...

With the New Year rapidly approaching, it is the time of year when businesses review the past year’s successes and failures, as well as plan what they want to accomplish in 2017. It also should be a time when businesses review their legal contracts to...

Recently pending before the U.S. Supreme Court was a decision on whether Samsung would owe Apple nearly $400 million in damages. The court’s ruling on that case will alter how much Samsung owes for patent infringement, and change patent law going forward. The ruling clarifies...

On July 21, 2016, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (the “EFF”), a nonprofit who advocates access to technologies through civil liberties, filed a lawsuit that could change the way copyrights are managed in the United States and effectively abroad. What is Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium...

A recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court changes lower court case law that made it difficult for patent holders to get punitive damages against infringers. Now that the lower court’s opinion has been overturned, it should be easier for patent holders to enforce their...

For many businesses, one of the most valuable assets is intellectual property. As a result of its value, protecting that property is a major concern for business owners. But, allowing limited use of intellectual property can also be important for the growth of a business....

Twitter’s upcoming IPO has brought increased attention to the company and its international tax affairs.  Twitter’s SEC filings have brought to light a number of Irish and Dutch subsidiaries, so it appears the company may follow Apple and Google’s lead in adopting a Double Irish...

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