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    Who, Exactly, is an “Author”?

    by  • February 11, 2013 • copyright, featured • 0 Comments

    I confess that I haven’t paid enough attention to Aalmuhammed v. Lee, 202 F.3d 1227 (9th Cir. 2000) and its direction on the issue of “authorship” in a joint work. In Aalmuhammed, the Ninth Circuit observed that not everyone who contributes to a work is an author and set out, in the context of...

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    Standing is a Lot Easier for Copyrights

    by  • January 16, 2013 • copyright, featured, patent • 0 Comments

    I’m curious about the different legal standards that the courts apply in patent versus copyright cases when deciding whether a plaintiff who acquired the rights through transfer has standing. Patent law seems draconian, as exemplified by Abraxis Bioscience, Inc. v. Navinta, LLC.  In Abraxis (blogged here and here), standing for a patent infringement suit...

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