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Intellectual Property

Constitutional Cases

Software is Not Free Speech - Universal City Studios, Inc. v. Corley, No. 00-9185 (2d Cir. 11-28-2001) - Another DVD decoder case.

Software as Free Speech - DVD Copy Control Association v. Bunner, No. H021153 (Cal.App. Dist.6 11-01-2001)

Governmental Immunity

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY - State Immunity in Infringement Actions - Report to the Honorable Orrin G. Hatch, Ranking Minority Member, Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. Senate GAO

Trademark Cases

Pictures of buildings do not violate trademark - Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum v. Gentile Prods., 134 F.3d 749 (6th Cir. Ohio 1998)

Trade Secret Cases

E.I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS POWDER COMPANY ET AL. v. MASLAND ET AL., 244 U.S. 100, 61 L. Ed. 1016, 37 S. Ct. 575 (1917)

RUCKELSHAUS v. MONSANTO CO., 467 U.S. 986, 104 S. Ct. 2862, 81 L. Ed. 2d 815 (1984)

Metallurgical Industries v. Fourtek Inc., 790 F.2d 1195 (5th Cir. 1986)

Rockwell Graphic Systems, Inc. v. Dev Industries, Inc., 925 F.2d 174 (7th Cir. 1991)

Corn Prods. Refining Co. v. Eddy, 249 U.S. 427 (1919)

Copyright Statutes and Cases

5th Cir Rules That Private Standards Adopted As Law Become Public - Veeck v. Southern Building Code Congress International, Inc., No. 99-40632 (5th Cir. 06/07/2002)

Digital Millennium Copyright Act - this is in PDF format.

FDA Labeling Requirements Trump Copyright Infringement - SmithKline Beecham Consumer Healthcare, L.P. v. Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 211 F.3d 21 (2nd Cir. 2000)

Thumbnails Are Fair Use, Framing Is Not - Kelly v. Arriba Soft Corp., No. 00-55521 (9th Cir. 02-06-2002)

Pretty Woman Parody - Acuff-Rose Music Inc. v. Campbell, 972 F.2d 1429 (6th Cir. 08-17-1992)

NY FOIA Does Not Prevent County From Claiming Copyright - County of Suffolk, New York v. First American Real Estate Solutions, No. 00-9011(L) (2d Cir. 07-25-2001)

Eldred v. Reno, No. 99-5430 (D.C.Cir. 02-16-2001) - Court rejects constitutional attack on the Copyright Extension Act.

Stupid Patents

Patent on a stick

Patent Cases

Court Rules No Patents Can Be Used in Reseach - Madey v. Duke University, 307 F.3d 1351 (Fed.Cir. 2002)

Plaintiffs' infringement verdict overturned and plaintiffs sanctioned for lying expert - Order in Cardiac Pacemakers v. St. Jude, February 13, 2002. $140,000,000 verdict overturned for infringement of medical device patent.

Court Reviews Prosecution History Estoppel - Festo Corp. v. Shoketsu Kinzoku Kogyo Kabushiki Co., Ltd., 234 F.3d 558, 56 U.S.P.Q.2d 1865 (Fed.Cir. 2000) - Supreme Court Upholds Prosecution History Estoppel - Festo Corp. v. Shoketsu Kinzoku Kogyo Kabushiki Co., 122 S.Ct. 1831, 152 L.Ed.2d 944 (2002)

Experimental Use

Congress Modifies Roche v. Bolar and SC Extends Exception to Devices - Eli Lilly and Co. v. Medtronic, Inc., 496 U.S. 661, 110 S.Ct. 2683, 110 L.Ed.2d 605, (U.S.1990)

Experimental Use Defense Rejected for FDA Testing - Roche Products Inc. v. Bolar Pharmaceutical Co., 733 F.2d 858 (Fed. Cir. 04-23-1984)

 

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