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  • The Future of Database Protection in U.S. Copyright Law
    By: Jennifer Askanazi, Glen Caplan, Dianne Descoteaux, Kelly Donohue, Darin Glasser & Emelio Mena In the recent British Horseracing Board case, the English High Court signaled a return to the “sweat of the brow” ...
  • Software Disclosure and Liability Under the Securities Acts
    By: Carl C. Carl Can a software company be liable under the securities laws when it sells securities without disclosing that it will not give free updates on current software as new technology makes ...
  • Where the Wild Wind Blows: Genetically Altered Seed and Neighboring Farmers
    By: Jill Sudduth In March 2001, agro-business giant Monsanto won a victory in Canadian Federal Court over Saskatchewan farmer Percy Schmeiser. This case sets international precedent for appropriated seed cases and illustrates the primary ...
  • Patent Amendments and Prosecution History Estoppel Under Festo
    By: Stephen Dirksen, Kyle Grimshaw, Michael Hostetler, Michael Kim & Steven Mesnick On November 29, 2000, the Federal Circuit retroactively reduced the value of nearly 1.2 million unexpired United States patents by announcing a ...
  • FTC vs. Toysmart
    By: Daniel Bronski, Conway Chen, Matthew Rosenthal & Robert Pluscec Last summer, Toysmart agreed to a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission concerning use of its customer information database. Under the terms of the ...