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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 [...]
Federal Circuit eliminates “25 Percent Rule” for Damages Calculations in Uniloc USA, Inc. v. Microsoft Corp.
By Jaimin B. Shah. In their January 2011 Uniloc v Microsoft decision, a Federal Circuit Court of Appeals panel decided that “the 25 percent rule of thumb is a fundamentally flawed tool for determining a baseline royalty rate in a hypothetical negotiation,” marking an end to the commonly used practice in the valuation of intellectual [...]