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Discouraging Frivolous Copyright Infringement Claims: Fee Shifting Under Rule 11 Or 28 U.S.C. § 1927 As An Alternative To Awarding Attorney’S Fees Under Section 505 Of The Copyright Act, David E. Shipley 2018 University of Georgia School of Law

Discouraging Frivolous Copyright Infringement Claims: Fee Shifting Under Rule 11 Or 28 U.S.C. § 1927 As An Alternative To Awarding Attorney’S Fees Under Section 505 Of The Copyright Act, David E. Shipley

Journal of Intellectual Property Law

The United States Supreme Court’s 2016 decision in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons resolved a disagreement over when it is appropriate to award attorney’s fees to a prevailing defendant under section 505 of the Copyright Act, and ended a perceived venue advantage for losing plaintiffs in some jurisdictions. The Court ruled unanimously that courts are correct to give substantial weight to the question of whether the losing side had a reasonable case to fight, but that the objective reasonableness of that side’s position does not give rise to a presumption against fee shifting. It made clear that ...


Oracle V. Google And The Scope Of A Computer Program Copyright, Dennis S. Karjala 2018 Arizona State University School of Law

Oracle V. Google And The Scope Of A Computer Program Copyright, Dennis S. Karjala

Journal of Intellectual Property Law

No abstract provided.


Table Of Contents, Vol 24:1, Journal of Intellectual Property Law 2018 University of Georgia School of Law

Table Of Contents, Vol 24:1, Journal Of Intellectual Property Law

Journal of Intellectual Property Law

No abstract provided.


Live Sports Virtual Reality Broadcasts: Copyright And Other Protections, Marie Hopkins 2018 Duke Law

Live Sports Virtual Reality Broadcasts: Copyright And Other Protections, Marie Hopkins

Duke Law & Technology Review

As virtual reality rapidly progresses, broadcasts are able to increasingly mimic the experience of actually attending a game. As the technology advances and the viewer can freely move about the game and virtual reality can simulate the in-stadium attendance, the virtual reality broadcast nears the point where the broadcast is indistinguishable from the underlying game. Thus, novel copyright protection issues arise regarding the ability to protect the experience through copyright. Although normal broadcasts may be copyrighted, virtual reality broadcasts of live sports could lack protection under the Copyright Act because the elements of originality, authorship, and fixation are harder to ...


Big Deal: Should Universities Outsource More Core Research Infrastructure?, Roger C. Schonfeld 2018 Ithaka S+R

Big Deal: Should Universities Outsource More Core Research Infrastructure?, Roger C. Schonfeld

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Research universities have developed in symbiosis with a robust set of commercial providers that serve their needs. From food service providers to run dining halls to private equity firms to manage parts of the endowment, outsourcing has allowed universities to remain more focused on their core educational and research functions. But universities have also at times elected to outsource academic infrastructure. Commercial firms have developed a major role in several significant university functions, including scientific publishing, library management systems, and course management systems. And in all three cases, the commercial priorities of vendors have at times left academia frustrated. While ...


Prophylactic Merger Policy, Herbert J. Hovenkamp 2018 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Prophylactic Merger Policy, Herbert J. Hovenkamp

Faculty Scholarship

An important purpose of the antitrust merger law is to arrest certain anticompetitive practices or outcomes in their “incipiency.” Many Clayton Act decisions involving both mergers and other practices had recognized the idea as early as the 1920s. In Brown Shoe the Supreme Court doubled down on the idea, attributing to Congress a concern about a “rising tide of economic concentration” that must be halted “at its outset and before it gathered momentum.” The Supreme Court did not explain why an incipiency test was needed to address this particular problem. Once structural thresholds for identifying problematic mergers are identified there ...


Patent "Trespass" And The Royalty Gap: Exploring The Nature And Impact Of Patent Holdout, Bowman Heiden, Nicolas Petit 2018 Santa Clara Law

Patent "Trespass" And The Royalty Gap: Exploring The Nature And Impact Of Patent Holdout, Bowman Heiden, Nicolas Petit

Santa Clara High Technology Law Journal

Patent "Trespass" and the Royalty Gap: Exploring the Nature and Impact of Patent Holdout


Revisiting The Intellectual Property Dilemma: How Did We Get To A Strong Wto Ipr Regime?, Julien Chaisse, Xinjie Luan 2018 Santa Clara Law

Revisiting The Intellectual Property Dilemma: How Did We Get To A Strong Wto Ipr Regime?, Julien Chaisse, Xinjie Luan

Santa Clara High Technology Law Journal

Revisiting the Intellectual Property Dilemma: How Did We Get to a Strong WTO IPR Regime?


Nuisance Law And The Doctrine Of Equivalents In Patent Law, Min-Chiuan Wang 2018 Santa Clara Law

Nuisance Law And The Doctrine Of Equivalents In Patent Law, Min-Chiuan Wang

Santa Clara High Technology Law Journal

Nuisance Law and the Doctrine of Equivalents in Patent Law


Forward, Curtis E.A. Karnow 2017 California Superior Court (San Francisco)

Forward, Curtis E.A. Karnow

Curtis E.A. Karnow

This Forward to a new book on artificial intelligence (AI) and the law begins by describing how law changes over time. It explains how technological development and economic investment influence these changes as judges are compelled to choose analogies from precedent. The Forward summarizes recent developments in self-teaching systems and outlines some of the legal issues AI is likely to pose.


Business Methods, Technology, And Discrimination, Daniel Harris Brean 2017 The University of Akron School of Law

Business Methods, Technology, And Discrimination, Daniel Harris Brean

Daniel Harris Brean

The United States is obligated under the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) treaty to make patent rights available and enjoyable without discrimination as to the “field of technology” of the invention.  No specific areas of technology may be singled out for unjustified special treatment.  Yet the United States is doing just that with respect to computer-implemented business methods.  Doctrinally, such methods are subject to an especially high bar for patentability.  Statutorily, patents on such methods may be challenged in invalidity proceedings that are exclusively available for so-called “covered business method patents.” The law seems to reflect a skepticism ...


The Maker Movement: Copyright Law, Remix Culture, And 3d Printing, Matthew Rimmer 2017 Queensland University of Technology

The Maker Movement: Copyright Law, Remix Culture, And 3d Printing, Matthew Rimmer

Matthew Rimmer

3D printing is a process of making physical objects from three-dimensional digital models. 3D printing is a form of additive manufacturing – rather than a traditional form of subtractive manufacturing. 3D printing is a disruptive technology, which promises to transform art and design, science and manufacturing, and the digital economy.

The Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, the Hon. Christopher Pyne, has highlighted the key role of 3D printing for manufacturing and material science in Australia: ‘Manufacturing remains a key driver in our economy, but as the industrial landscape changes, the sector needs to transition to more innovative and economically viable ...


The Alliance Of Small Island States: Intellectual Property, Cultural Heritage, And Climate Change, Matthew Rimmer 2017 Queensland University of Technology

The Alliance Of Small Island States: Intellectual Property, Cultural Heritage, And Climate Change, Matthew Rimmer

Matthew Rimmer

This article will consider the role of AOSIS in debates over intellectual property, the environment, and climate change. It will consider questions of technology transfer, climate justice, and intergenerational equity. This article will conclude that there is a need for AOSIS to bolster its position on intellectual property, technology transfer, access to genetic resources, and Indigenous Knowledge. Moreover, the group could seek to benefit from the development of international networks – such as the Technology Mechanism established under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 1992, and the Global Indigenous Network announced by Australia at the Rio 20 discussions on ...


Surveying The Scalability Of Open Access Monograph Initiatives: Final Report, Christopher Barnes,, Rebecca Welzenbach, Kathleen Folger 2017 Gettysburg College

Surveying The Scalability Of Open Access Monograph Initiatives: Final Report, Christopher Barnes,, Rebecca Welzenbach, Kathleen Folger

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In June of 2016, the University of Michigan Library (MLibrary) and Knowledge Unlatched (KU) announced the start of a collaboration “to study and overcome remaining obstacles to the spread of open access scholarly publishing in the humanities and social sciences.”1 This survey grew out of that partnership and was designed to gather data useful for determining the scalability of library-supported open access (OA) initiatives focusing on monographs in the Humanities and Social Sciences such as Luminos, Open Book Publishers, and KU. The survey was designed and conducted by Christopher A. Barnes, Ph.D., while a graduate student in library ...


Misconstruing Whistleblower Immunity Under The Defend Trade Secrets Act, Peter S. Menell 2017 University of California, Berkeley, School of Law

Misconstruing Whistleblower Immunity Under The Defend Trade Secrets Act, Peter S. Menell

Peter Menell

In crafting the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA), Congress went beyond the federalization of state trade secret protection to tackle a broader social justice problem: the misuse of nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) to discourage reporting of illegal activity in a variety of areas. The past few decades have witnessed devastating government contracting abuses, regulatory violations, and deceptive financial schemes that have hurt the public and cost taxpayers and investors billions of dollars. Congress recognized that immunizing whistleblowers from the cost and risk of trade secret liability for providing information to the Government could spur law enforcement. But could this ...


Economic Implications Of State Sovereign Immunity From Infringement Of Federal Intellectual Property Rights, Peter S. Menell 2017 Berkeley Law

Economic Implications Of State Sovereign Immunity From Infringement Of Federal Intellectual Property Rights, Peter S. Menell

Peter Menell

No abstract provided.


"The Exclusive Right To Their Writings": Copyright And Control In The Digital Age, Jane C. Ginsburg 2017 University of Maine School of Law

"The Exclusive Right To Their Writings": Copyright And Control In The Digital Age, Jane C. Ginsburg

Maine Law Review

The recent coincidence of new technology and new legislation in the United States may have enhanced the ability of U.S. copyright owners to wield electronic protective measures to control the exploitation of their works. The legislation, which reinforces the technology, has led many to perceive and to deplore a resulting imbalance between copyright owners and the copyright-using public. Critics assert that the goals of copyright law have never been, and should not now become, to grant “control” over works of authorship. Instead, copyright should accord certain limited rights over some kinds of exploitations. Economic incentives to create may be ...


Freeing The Mind: Free Software And The Death Of Proprietary Culture, Eben Moglen 2017 University of Maine School of Law

Freeing The Mind: Free Software And The Death Of Proprietary Culture, Eben Moglen

Maine Law Review

The subject matter we are going to talk about is variously named and the words have some resonances of importance. I am going to use the phrase “Free Software” to describe this material, and I am going to suggest to you that the choice of words is relevant. We are talking not merely about a form of production or a system of industrial relations, but also about the beginning of a social movement with specific political goals, which will characterize not only the production of software in the twenty-first century, but the production and distribution of culture generally.


Eu Sep Communication Summary And Commentary - Tilec 2nd Conference On Competition, Standardization And Innovation, Jorge L. Contreras 2017 S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah

Eu Sep Communication Summary And Commentary - Tilec 2nd Conference On Competition, Standardization And Innovation, Jorge L. Contreras

Utah Law Faculty Scholarship

These slides briefly summarize the main points of the European Commission's Nov. 29, 2017 Communication on Standards Essential Patents (SEPs)


Oer State Policy Playbook [Draft], SPARC 2017 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Oer State Policy Playbook [Draft], Sparc

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Why State-Level OER Policy?

The rising cost of higher education is about more than tuition—expensive textbooks and course materials remain a looming barrier to college affordability and access. Open educational resources (OER) are a solution to high-cost materials and state legislators are starting to take notice. Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that can be freely used, downloaded and shared to better serve all students. OER include all kinds of content such as textbooks, lesson plans, assignments, games, and more, and can include printed materials, not just digital materials. Nearly half of all states have considered ...


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