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Annabelle Gauberti
Neighbouring Rights in the Digital Era: How the Music Industry Can Cash In

Why sound recording producers, sound recording artists and performers as well as digital service providers have everything to win in finding a consensus on neighbouring rights in the digital era As we detailed in our previous article on our take on...

Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery
U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Challenge to Willful Infringement Standard

Today the U.S Supreme Court granted a writ of certiorari in two patent cases, agreeing to consider challenges to the current standard for finding willful infringement, which allows the judge to increase a patent damage award by up to three times. The...

Eric L. Lane
FTC Proactive and Preemptive on Green Certifications

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), America’s consumer watchdog agency, has historically been ahead of the curve on greenwashing. In 1992, it first published its Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims , commonly know as the Green...

Annabelle Gauberti
The New Eldorado: Video Streaming and Streaming Video Content Production

The New Eldorado: Video Streaming and Streaming Video Content Production Streaming means listening to music or watching video in “real time”, instead of downloading a file to one’s computer and watching it later. This newish technology...

Melissa Ritti
Supreme Court Grants Certiorari, Consolidates Two Patent Cases

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The continued viability of the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals’ standard for awarding enhanced damages will be debated before the U.S. Supreme Court, which granted certiorari Monday in two cases involving...

Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery
Change in Practice Regarding Correction of Foreign Priority Claims

On October 6, 2015, the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) published a notice in the Federal Register concerning correction of foreign priority claims. This notice is principally of interest to U.S. attorneys who prosecute applications...