Flesch and Bruno Maeda
The Superior Court of the State of Minas Gerais has ruled
that a Brazilian engineering company was not required to indemnify two large
US-based software companies for the use of unlicensed software. The lawsuit was
filed by one of the multinational software companies...
A 2-1 decision issued in May 2010 by a panel of the
Appellate Court of the State of Minas
Gerais (Appeal No. 1.0224.08.199736-3) refused to
acknowledge Microsoft Corporation's and Autodesk Inc.'s rights in and to
computer programs. According to the majority,
Microsoft and Autodesk had failed...
Hacking a security device
in order to use software is not a violation of a law barring the circumvention
of technology that "controls access" to copyrighted works, such as
software. The Fifth Circuit makes this fine distinction in MGE UPS Sys. v. GE Consumer & Indus. , 612 F.3d 760 (5th...
As digital media overtake
more traditional publication means, disputes over the distinction between sales
and licenses of copyrighted materials are more frequent. Disputes involving
software have dominated, but the distinction is also problematic with respect
to other categories of copyrighted works...
By Nicole Rizzo Smith
In the world of technology
titans, SAP has landed itself on the naughty list this year. In a
copyright infringement action brought by Oracle against rival SAP for
stealing software and customers, a federal jury last month awarded
Oracle $1.3 billion, the largest copyright...
Intellectual property is an asset that affects the valuation of a
business. When a business owner wants to sell his or her business or
issue securities to an investor, the price per share the owner is going
to receive depends on the valuation of the business. The more assets
the business has...
BY: MARK S. THOMAS On September 2, 2011, in Edgenet, Inc. v. The Home Depot USA, Inc ., et al ,
No. 10-1335 (7th Cir, September 2, 2011) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers / unenhanced version available from lexisONE Free Case Law ], the U. S. Court of Appeals
for the Seventh Circuit...
This post is about protecting the secrecy of your code while registering
it with the US Copyright Office. Copyright.gov website provides useful
information about copyright in general and the process of filing a
copyright application in particular. Circular 61 , available on the
By Andrew L. Berrier*
* J.D. Candidate, May
2012, Wake Forest University School of Law.
Excerpt from Vernor v. Autodesk, Inc.: The Last First
Sale? , 46 Wake Forest L. Rev. 867 (Fall 2011)
This is not likely to be the first time you have read an
agreement such as the one above. Given...
SAN FRANCISCO - (Mealey's) After five
full days of deliberation, federal jurors in California issued a partial
verdict yesterday in the closely watched copyright dispute over defendant Google
Inc.'s Android software platform ( Oracle America Inc. v. Google Inc. ,
No. 10-3561, N.D. Calif.;...
By Dabney Carr
A recent decision from Judge Trenga in the Eastern District of Virginia illustrates how corporate disputes can give rise to intellectual property claims, including trademark infringement, anti-cybersquatting and Computer Fraud and Abuse Act claims. Ritlabs, S.R.L. v. Ritlabs, Inc...
by Dov Greenbaum
With the Supreme Court then poised to rule in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc., 569 U.S. __(2013) regarding the subject matter eligibility of isolated genes, the en banc Federal Circuit in CLS Bank v. Alice Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2013) failed to provide a clear...