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Written By: Derek Richmond and Paul F. Prestia This article was first published in the August 20, 2013 issue of Law 360. Introduction In its August 14, 2013 decision, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) invalidated a number of patent claims on the basis of an offer to sell the claimed invention [...]


Written By: Brett J. Rosen and Andrew J. Koopman On March 19, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 6-3 decision holding that the “first sale” doctrine applies to copies of a copyrighted work lawfully made abroad.


Shareholder Rex A. Donnelly of RatnerPrestia, recently presented a lecture titled “The Fundamentals of Copyrights and Other Intellectual Property: Guidance for Educators” at a faculty workshop at Delaware State University on February 12, 2013.


By Rex A. Donnelly The U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-2 decision in Golan v. Holder on January 18, 2012, confirmed that owners of certain copyrighted works authored outside of the United States can continue to enjoy restored protection under U.S. Copyright law, despite such works having been in the public domain prior to 1994. Owners of [...]


By Christopher H. Blaszkowski. Among the bundle of rights set forth in 17 U.S.C. § 106, copyright owners of certain works have the exclusive right to publicly perform the work. In particular, this statute maintains a public performance right for the copyright owners of “literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic works, pantomimes, and motion pictures and [...]

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