Intellectual Property Law News and Insights

Copyright Protection Of Architectural Works

Published: Dec 07, 2022
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In order to avoid potential copyright infringement claims, individuals in the design and construction fields need to be aware of the protections afforded under U.S. copyright law not only to designs, but to constructed architectural works. Prior to 1990, U.S. law only provided copyright protection to architectural designs - not...

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Newsweek Ruling Offers Copyright Lessons On New Tech

Published: Dec 05, 2022
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On March 21, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a decision in McGucken v. Newsweek LLC about whether Newsweek infringed a photographer's copyright by embedding his Instagram photo in an online news article. In denying both parties' cross-motions for summary judgment, the federal court rejected the...

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Federal Circuit Reverses Judge Albright’s Finding Of Indefiniteness In Target

Published: Dec 03, 2022
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On March 24, 2022, the Federal Circuit reversed Judge Albright's indefiniteness finding in Dyfan, LLC v. Target Corp.  The case is remanded for further proceedings. On February 28, 2019, Dyfan, LLC (“Dyfan”) sued Target Corp. (“Target”) for infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,973,899 and 10,194,292.  The asserted patents cover a way...

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