intellectual property

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In securities trading, when two parties agree to a trade there is often a time lapse between when the parties enter into the agreement and when the actual trade is performed. See CLS Bank Int’l v. Alice Corp., 717 F.3d 1269, 1274 (Fed Cir. 2013)....

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The Queen Anne’s Revenge is a former French merchant vessel that was captured by the pirate Edward Teach, more commonly known as Blackbeard, in 1717. Allen v. Cooper at 343. Teach abandoned the Revenge in 1718 when it ran aground off the coast of...

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Does a federal district court lose jurisdiction over a trademark cancellation claim after the trademark holder terminates any infringement actions and promises not to assert its...

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Respondent Aereo allows its subscribers to watch and record locally-broadcast television programs over the internet for a monthly fee. See WNET v. Aereo, Inc.,712 F.3d 676, 680. Aereo provides the functionality of a television, a Digital Video...

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In copyright law, an author is a person who creates an original expressive work. The author is also the owner of the copyright unless the author assigns ownership to another in a written agreement. Examples of authors include artists, writers,...

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A work, such as an issue of a magazine, an anthology or an encyclopedia, in which a number of contributions, constituting separate and independent works in themselves, are assembled into a collective whole. See 17 U.S.C. §101. This is...

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Petitioner Commil USA, LLC (“Commil”) owns a patent, U.S. Patent No. 6,430,395 (“the ’395 patent”), relating to wireless local area networks (“WLANs”). See Brief for Petitioner, Commil USA, LLC at 3-4; see also Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Sys., Inc., 720...

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Under the Copyright Act, a compilation is a "work formed by the collection and assembling of preexisting materials or of data that are selected, coordinated, or arranged in such a way that the resulting work as a whole constitutes an original work of...

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A compulsory license is a statutorily-created license that allows the use of copyrighted materials without the explicit permission of the copyright holder. In exchange, a royalty is paid to the copyright holder.

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In copyright law, a copy is the physical form in which the creative expression is fixed. Under the Copyright Act, "'Copies' are material object, other than phonorecords, in which a work is fixed by any method now known or later developed, and from...

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