Capitol Records v. Thomas-Rasset: Trial Three

Not only was the landmark peer-to-peer file-sharing trial involving Northern Minnesotan Jammie Thomas-Rasset the first of its kind … Continue Reading

Privacy Expectations in the Use of GPS Tracking Devices: United States v. Maynard

Privacy Expectations in the Use of GPS Tracking Devices: United States v. Maynard, No. 1:05-cr-00386-ESH-10 (Aug. 6, 2010) … Continue Reading

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (“ACTA”) has been under negotiation since October 2007. Over the past three years a … Continue Reading

Copyright Principles Project/Center for Democracy and Technology Copyright Reform

Current copyright law has proven inadequate to address the uses of creative works in this technological and Internet … Continue Reading

Solicitor General Files Brief in Stanford v. Roche

On September 28, 2010, the Solicitor General (SG) filed a brief explaining the views of the United States … Continue Reading

Goeddel v. Sugano – Disclosure that Allows a PHOSITA to "Envision" an Invention Fails the Written Description Requirement

The recent decision in Goeddel v. Sugano concerns an appeal from an interference proceeding.  Although these types of … Continue Reading

Georgia-Pacific Contributory Trademark Infringement Claim Fails in Eight Circuit

The Eight Circuit affirmed summary judgment for Myers Supply Inc. against Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP (“G-P”) on the issues … Continue Reading

Ninth Circuit relaxes electronic search procedures in United States v. Comprehensive Drug Testing rehearing

In a revised en banc opinion (PDF), the Ninth Circuit overturned guidelines promulgated last year involving seizure of … Continue Reading

Vernor v. Autodesk: Ninth Circuit test for distinguishing software owners from licensees

On Friday, the Ninth Circuit clarified its test for determining whether a software purchaser is a licensee or … Continue Reading