Intellectual Property


Case Study: Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc.

Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. (Docket No. 12-398, Opinion entered June 13, 2013), the U.S. Supreme Court held that the mere act of identifying a particular DNA gene sequence is not sufficient to form the basis...

Case Study: Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

In Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (Docket No. 11-697, Opinion entered March 19, 2013), the Supreme Court held that the “first sale” doctrine does indeed cover licensed works produced outside the U.S. and then brought back within its boundaries for subsequent sales...

Intellectual Property Law: Do You Have What It Takes?

Intellectual property (“IP”) law deals with rights related to products of the mind, such as works of art, technological innovations and the identifying marks of particular businesses. These intangible assets are known to the world as copyrights, patents and trademarks...

Case Study: A&M Records, Inc. v. Napster, Inc.

In A&M Records, Inc. v. Napster, Inc., 239 F.3d 1004 (2001), the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that a peer-to-peer file sharing service could indeed be held liable for contributory and vicarious infringement of copyright....