Trade Secret Saturdays is a new initiative for a weekly round-up of articles and blog posts focused on trade secrets that caught our attention or that should be on your company’s radar screen. Enjoy.
In September 2009, Michael Jordan was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, at which time Sports Illustrated produced a special commemorative issue of Sports Illustrated Presents devoted exclusively to his legendary career.
On March 4, 2014, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) issued a memorandum to the Patent Examining Corps with guidance for determining the patent eligibility of claims relating to products of nature and laws of nature (“the Guidance”) in view of the U.S. Supreme Court decisions in Assoc. for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics (“Myriad”) and Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc. (“Prometheus”).
Most law students learn early in law school the old maxim: “Bad facts make bad law.” A recent Ninth Circuit case, Garcia v. Google, Inc., seems certain to test this proposition with its incredibly sympathetic facts.
One of the issues that frequently arises in copyright cases involving BitTorrent, a peer-to-peer Internet filing sharing protocol, is whether an individual defendant can be identified and held liable solely on the basis of an Internet Protocol (IP) address associated with a specific account.
Does the thought of Cristal with ice sound weird to you? Yeah, it did to me too – until I went to Mexico.
Ninth Circuit Judge Asks for Panel Vote On Denial of Google’s Request for Stay in “Innocence of Muslims” Copyright Case
After last week’s ruling (wrongly decided, in our view) that an actress in “Innocence of Muslims” is likely to prevail on her claim that she had an independently copyrightable performance distinct from the movie itself, anticipation has been high about what might happen next.
On March 4th, 2014, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued “2014 Procedures For Subject Matter Eligibility Analysis Of Claims Reciting Or Involving Laws of Nature/Natural Principles, Natural Phenomena, And/Or Natural Products“ Guidance, advising examiners and the public of the factors for determining whether an invention satisfies the U.S. Supreme Court’s interpretation of 35 U.S.C. §101, as applied to patent-eligibility.
On March 5, 2014, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Francisco secured the first-ever federal jury conviction on charges brought under the Economic Espionage Act of 1996.