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Bee aggressive: Copied ad leads to grab bag of claims

Fischer v. Forrest, 2017 WL 2992663, — F. Supp. 3d –, 14 Civ. 1307 (S.D.N.Y. Jul. 14, 2017) (report and recommendation) Fischer invented Fischer’s Bee-Quick, a product used to facilitate honey harvesting, and marketed it using, among other things, the … Continue reading

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Bee aggressive: Copied ad leads to grab bag of claims

Fischer v. Forrest, 2017 WL 2992663, — F. Supp. 3d –, 14 Civ. 1307 (S.D.N.Y. Jul. 14, 2017) (report and recommendation) Fischer invented Fischer’s Bee-Quick, a product used to facilitate honey harvesting, and marketed it using, among other things, the … Continue reading

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Copyright Office issues 1201 report

Available here.  It’s a lot to go through, but on first inspection they seem to be trying to address persistent problems, though in the main not by accepting the advice that participants had for them (like scheduling 1201 exemption proposals … Continue reading

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LiveJournal’s missteps threaten its DMCA protection

Mavrix Photographs, LLC v. LiveJournal Inc., No. 14-56596 (9th Cir. April 7, 2017) Initial note: What the court here describes as LJ’s business model is in reality limited to its treatment of ONTD, the most popular community on LJ.  Most … Continue reading

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Notre Dame Scope Roundtable, part 4

Chris Buccafusco & Mark Lemley, Screening Functionality Commentators: Abraham Drassinower and Jim Gibson Gibson: regime shopping is even more troublesome than scope problems in one regime. Design patents seem to exist purely for regime shopping; everyone wants a patent right … Continue reading

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Notre Dame Scope Roundtable, part 3

Pam Samuelson, Functional Compilations Commentators: Zahr Said and Steve Yelderman Said: Framing questions: what is functionality? Does it differ in compilations v. other things?  Is it the same as the useful articles doctrine?  How do owners/litigants determine and assess functionality? … Continue reading

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Notre Dame Scope Roundtable, part 2

Jeanne Fromer & Mark McKenna, Claiming Design Commentators: Sarah Burstein and Rebecca Tushnet RT: Great paper exploring the ways that different claiming regimes contribute to producers’ ability to maximize rights by claiming under multiple overlapping regimes, copyright, design patent, and … Continue reading

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