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Edited Cases

  1. Adobe Systems, Inc. v. One Stop Micro, Inc., 84 F. Supp. 2d 1086 (N.D. Cal 2000)
  2. American Geophysical Union v. Texaco, 60 F.3d 913 (2d Cir. 1994) (Fair use doctrine)
  3. Atari v. Nintendo, 975 F.2d 832 (Fed. Cir. 1992)
  4. Arizona Cartridge Remanufacturers Ass'n v. Lexmark International, 421 F.3d 981 (9th Cir. 2005)
  5. Aronson v. Quick Point Pencil Co., 440 U.S. 257 (1979)
  6. Brulotte v. Thys, 379 U.S.29 (1965)
  7. Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, 510 U.S. 569 (1994)
  8. Central Point Software, Inc. v. Global Software & Accessories, Inc., 880 F. Supp. 957 (E.D.N.Y. 1995)
  9. Community for Creative Non-Violence v. Reid, 490 U.S. 730 (1989) (copyright owned by contractor if not an employee)
  10. Computer Associates International v. Altai, 982 F.2d 693 (2d Cir. 1992)
  11. Dastar v. Twentieth Century Fox, 539 U.S. 23 (2003)
  12. DSC Communications Corp. v. Pulse Communications, 170 F.3d 1354 (Fed. Cir. 1999)
  13. I.Lan Systems, Inc. v. Netscout Service Level Corp., 183 F.Supp.2d 328 (D. Mass. Jan. 2, 2002) (Massachusetts shrink-wrap case)
  14. Intel Corp. v. ULSI System Technology, Inc., 995 F.2d 1566 (Fed. Cir. 1993)
  15. Kelly v. Arriba Soft, 336 F.3d 811, (9th. Cir. 2003), modifying Kelly v. Arriba Soft Corp., 280 F.3d 934 (9th. Cir. 2001) (use of "thumbnail" images was fair use).
  16. Lasercomb America, Inc. v. Reynolds, 911 F.2d 970 (4th Cir. 1990)
  17. Lear v. Adkins, 35 U.S. 653 (1969)
  18. Lexmark International v. Static Control Components, 253 F.Supp.2d 943 (E.D.Ky. 2003) (use of copyright act, DMCA, to restrict interoperable printer cartridges)
  19. Lexmark International v. Static Control Components, 387 F.3d 522 (6th Cir. 2004)
  20. Mallinckrodt, Inc. v. Medipart, Inc., 976 F.2d 700 (Fed. Cir. 1992) (single use notice)
  21. McRoberts Software v. Media 100, 329 F.3d 557 (7th Cir. 2003)
  22. Micro Star v. Formgen, 154 F.3d 1107 (9th Cir. 1997)
  23. Microsoft Corp. v. Harmony Computers & Electronics, Inc., 846 F. Supp. 208 (E.D.N.Y. 1994)
  24. Morrissey v. Procter & Gamble, 379 F.2d 675 (1st Cir. 1967)
  25. Morton Salt Co. v. G.S. Suppiger Co., 314 U.S. 488 (1942)
  26. New York Times v. Tasini, 121 S.Ct. 2381 (June 25, 2001) (New York Times freelancer case)
  27. S.O.S. v. Payday, 886 F.2d 1081 (9th Cir. 1989) (federal preemption discussed in context of licensing case)
  28. Scheiber v. Dolby Labs., Inc., 293 F.3d 1014 (7th Cir. 2002), cert. denied, 71 U.S.L.W. 3471 (2003).
  29. Spitzer-McAfee Case.
  30. USM Corp. V. SPS Technologies, Inc., 694 F.2d 505 (7th Cir. 1982)
  31. Xu Liu vs. Price Waterhouse LLP, 302 F.3d 749 (7th Cir. 2002)

Cases with links

  1. Alcatel USA v. DGI Technologies, 166 F.3d 772, 49 U.S.P.Q.2d 1641 (5th Cir. 1999)
  2. Advent Systems v. Unisys, 925 F.2d 670 (3d Cir. 1991)
  3. Allen Archery, Inc. v. Precision Shooting Equipment, Inc., 865 F.2d 896 (7th Cir. 1989)
  4. Apple Computer, Inc. v. Microsoft Corp., 35 F.3d 1435 (9th Cir. 1994)
  5. Ashton-Tate v. Ross, 916 F.2d 516 (9th Cir. 1990)
  6. Associated Press v. Meltwater Holdings (SDNY 2013)
  7. Baker v. Selden, 101 U. S. 99 (1880)
  8. Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd. v. The Walt Disney Co., 145 F.3d 481 (2d Cir. 1998)
  9. Bowers v. Baystate Technologies, 320 F.3d 1317 (Fed. Cir. 2003);
  10. C.B.C. Distribution and Marketing v. Major League Baseball Advanced Media, 505 F.3d 818 (8th Cir. 2007)
  11. Chemtron v. Aqua Products, 830 F. Supp. 314 (E.D. Va. 1993)
  12. Chodos v. West Publishing Company, Inc., 292 F.3d 992 (9th Cir. 2002)
  13. Computer Associates v. State Street Bank, 789 F. Supp. 470 (D. Mass. 1992) (interpretation of various terms of art)
  14. Computer Communciations, Inc. v. Codex Corp.
  15. Cyrix Corp. v. Intel Corp., 77 F.3d 1381 (Fed. Cir. 1996)
  16. Data Processing Services, Inc. v. L. H. Smith Oil Corp., 492 N.E.2d 314 (Ind. App. 1986)
  17. De Forest Radio Telephone & Telegraph Co. v. United States, 273 U.S. 236 (1927)
  18. Diamond v. Chakrabarty, 447 U.S. 303 (1980)
  19. Diamond v. Diehr, 450 U.S. 175 (1981)
  20. Donald F. Duncan, Inc. v. Royal Tops Manufacturing Co., Inc., 343 F.2d 655 (7th Cir. 1965)
  21. Feist Publications, Inc. v. Rural Telephone Service Co., 499 U. S. 340 (1991)
  22. Finjan v. Secure Computing, 09-1576 (Fed Cir. Nov. 4, 2010)
  23. Gardner v. Nike, 279 F.3d 774 (9th Cir. 2002) (exclusive copyright license is not assignable without consent)
  24. Gill v. United States
  25. Gilmer v. Buena Vista, 939 F. Supp. 665 (W.D. Ark. 1996)
  26. Graham v. John Deere, 383 U.S. 1 (1966)
  27. Hyperlaw v. West, 158 F.3d 693 (2d Cir. 1998), cert denied, 522 U.S. 3732 (1999)
  28. In re Bergy
  29. In re Claremont Acquisition Corporation, Inc., 113 F.3d 1029 (9th Cir. 1997)
  30. In re Cybernetic Services, Inc., 252 F.3d 1039 (9th Cir. 2001)
  31. In re Patient Education Media, Inc.
  32. In re Peregrine Entertainment, 116 B.R. 194 (C.D. Cal. 1990)
  33. In re Pioneer Ford Sales, Inc.
  34. IBM v. United States, 298 U.S. 131 (1936) (punch-card case)
  35. Institut Pasteur v. Cambridge Biotech Corp., 104 F.3d 489 (1st Cir. 1977)
  36. Kellogg Company v. National Biscuit Company, 305 U.S. 111 (1938)
  37. Kennedy v. National Juvenile Detention Association, 187 F.3d 690 (7th Cir. 1999)
  38. Kennedy v. Guess, Inc., 806 N.E.2d 776 (Ind. 2004)
  39. Kepner-Tregoe, Inc. v. Vroom, 186 F.3d 283 (2d Cir. 1999)
  40. Kewanne Oil v. Bicron, 416 U. S. 470 (1974)
  41. Kodak v. Image Technical Services, 504 U.S. 451 (1992)
  42. Leegin Creative v. PSKS, 551 U.S. 877 (2007) (Minimum resale price not a per se violation)
  43. Lubrizol v. Richmond, 756 F.2d 1043 (4th Cir. 1985), cert. denied, 475 U.S. 1057 (1985))
  44. Loew's Inc. v. Wolff, 101 F. Supp. 981 (S.D. Cal. 1951)
  45. M.A. Mortenson Company v. Timberline Software, 998 P.2d 305 (Wash. 2000)
  46. McElmurry v. Arkansas Power & Light Company
  47. McRoberts Software v. Media 100, 329 F.3d 557 (7th Cir. 2003)
  48. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios v. Grokster, 545 U.S. 913 (2005)
  49. Microsoft v. AT&T, 127 S. Ct. 1746 (2007)
  50. O'Reilly v. Morse, 56 U.S. 62 (1853)
  51. ProCD, Inc. v. Zeidenberg, 86 F.3d 1447 (7th Cir. 1996)
  52. Random House v. Rosetta Books, LLC, 150 F. Supp. 2d 613(S.D.N.Y 2002), aff'd, 283 F.3d 490 (2d Cir. 2002)
  53. Sony v. Universal Studios, 464 U.S. 417 (1984)
  54. Sprecht v. Netscape Communication Corp., 206 F. 3d 17 (2d Cir. 2002)
  55. State Oil v. Kahn, 522 U.S. 3 (1997) (Maximum resale price restriction not a per se violation)
  56. State Street Bank v. Signature Financial Group, 149 F.3d 1368 (Fed. Cir. 1998), cert. denied, 142 L.Ed.2d 704 (1999)
  57. Stanford v. Roche, __ U.S. ___ (2011) (assignment of inventions clause problematic in patent case)
  58. Step-Saver Data Systems v. WYSE Technology, 939 F.2d 91 (3rd Cir. 1991)
  59. Studiengesellschaft Kohle M.B.H. v. Hercules Inc., 105 F.3d 629 (Fed. Cir. 1997)
  60. Sun Microsystems v. Microsoft, 188 F. 3d 1115 (9th Cir. 1999) (license condition vs. covenant; remedy available)
  61. Troxel Manufacturing v. Schwinn Bicycle, 465 F.2d 1253 (6th Cir. 1972);
  62. Teleflex, Inc., et al. v. KSR International Co., 04-1152 (Fed. Cir. 2005), cert. granted, No. 04-1350, June 26, 2006 (re-examination of method of determining whether prior art exists).
  63. Trademark Cases, 100 U.S. 82 (1887)
  64. U.S. Drug Co. v. Theodore Rectanus, 248 U.S. 90 (1918)
  65. United States v. Inslaw, Inc.
  66. UsedSoft v. Oracle International
  67. Video Pipeline v. Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 342 F.3d 191 (3rd. Cir. 2003) (use of video clips)
  68. Weissmann v. Freeman, 868 F.2d 1313 (2d Cir. 1989)
  69. Western Electric v. Pacent Reproducer, 42 F.2d 116 (2d Cir. 1930)
  70. Whelan v. Jaslow, 609 F. Supp. 1307 (E.D. Pa. 1985)
  71. Wiley v. Kirtsaeng, Docket No. 09–4896–CV. (2nd Cir. August 15, 2011)
  72. Winter v. G.P. Putnam's Sons, 938 F.2d 1033 (9th Cir. 1991)
  73. Willemijn Houdstermaatschappij, BV v. Standard Microsystems Corp., 925 F. Supp. 193(S.D.N.Y 1996)
  74. Zenith Radio v. Hazeltine Research, 395 U.S. 100 (1969)

Cases without links

  1. Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. v. Tridentair Helicopters, Inc., 982 F. Supp. 318 (D. Del. 1997)
  2. DSC Communications Corp. v. DGI Technologies, Inc., 81 F.3d 597, 38 U.S.P.Q.2d 1699 (5th Cir. 1996)
  3. Eickmeyer v. Commissioner, 580 F.2d 395 (10th Cir. 1978))
  4. Fawick v. Commissioner, 436 F.2d 655 (6th Cir. 1971))
  5. Hill v. Gateway 2000, Inc., 105 F.3d 1147 (7th Cir. 1997), cert. denied, 118 S. Ct. 47 (1997)
  6. Idaho Potato Commission v. M& M Produce Farm & Sales, 335 F.3d 130 (2d Cir. 2003)
  7. In re 199Z, Inc., 137 B.R. 778 (C.D. Ca. 1992)
  8. In re Avalon Software, 209 B.R. 517 (Bankr. D. Ariz 1997)
  9. In Re Catapult Entertainment, Inc. v. Catapult Entertainment, Inc., 165 F.3d 747 (9th Cir. 1999)
  10. In Re Prize Frize Inc., 27 U.S.P.Q.2d 1780 (9th Cir. 1994)
  11. In re World Auxiliary Power, 303 F.3d 1120 (9th Cir. 2002)
  12. Kueneman v. Commissioner, 628 F.2d 1196 (9th Cir. 1980))
  13. Motion Picture Patents Co. v. Universal Film Mfg. Co., 243 U.S. 502, 515 (1917)
  14. Ole K. Nilssen v. Motorola, Inc., 963 F. Supp. 664 (N.D. Ill. 1997)
  15. Practice Management Information Corp. v. American Medical Association, 43 U.S.P.Q. 2d 164 (9th Cir. 1997);
  16. Register.com v. Verio, Inc., 356 F.3d 393 (2d Cir. 2004)
  17. Rhone-Poulenc Agro v. DeKalb Genetics Corp v. Monsanto Co., 271 F.3d 1081 (Fed. Cir. 2001) (assignment of license agreement; bona fide purchaser issue) text@590
  18. PPG Industries v. Guardian Industries, 597 F.2d 1090 (6th Cir. 1979), cert. denied, 444 U.S. 930 (assignment of license rights via merger)
  19. Saturday Evening Post v. Rumbleseat Press, 816 F.2d 1191 (7th Cir. 1972); and
  20. Scott Paper Co. v. Marcalus Mfg. Co., 326 U.S. 249 (1945)
  21. United States v. General Electric, 272 U.S. 476 (1926) (fixing resale price not per se violation under true consignment sales)
  22. Verson Corp. v. Verson International Group PLC, 899 F. Supp. 358 (N.D. Ill. 1995) (sublicense vs. assignment) text@600

Statutes

  1. California Civil Code Section 987
  2. Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. § 13; Discrimination in price, services, or facilities
  3. Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. § 14; Sale, etc., on agreement not to use goods of competitor
  4. CDA Section 230 (Communications Decency Act, Section 230, 47 U.S.C. 230)
  5. Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (“E-Sign”), 15 U.S.C. § 7001-7031.
  6. Internal Revenue Code Section 1221 (Special rule disallowing capital gain treatment for creator of copyright)
  7. Patent Cooperation Treaty
  8. Patent Clause of the US Constitution
  9. Restatement of the Law, Second, Torts, § 652 (right of publicity)
  10. U.S. Bankruptcy Code Section 365(n)
  11. Selected Lanham Act Sections; see also Madrid Treaty
  12. Selected Sections of the Copyright Act (17 USC 101, 106, 107, 201, 204, 301, 1201)
  13. Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
  14. Selected Sections of the Patent Act (35 U.S.C. 100-103, 261, 271)
  15. Sherman Act Section 1, 15 U.S.C. § 1; Trusts, etc., in restraint of trade illegal; penalty
  16. Sherman Act Section 2, 15 U.S.C. § 2; Monopolizing trade a felony; penalty
  17. UCC Sections referenced in ProCD (Sections 2-204, 2-206 and 2-207) (these are the Massachusetts analogs, rather than the actual sections, but they should be substantially similar)
  18. Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990, 17 U.S.C. § 106A
  19. Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (“UETA”), enacted in Massachusetts as M.G.L. ch 110G
  20. Uniform Trade Secret Act

EU Directives

  1. EU Directive 91/250/EEC 14 May 1991 (legal protection of computer software, including right to reverse engineer)
  2. EU Directive 95/46/EC 24 October 1995 part 1 and EU Directive 95/46/EC 24 October 1995 part 2 (protection of personal information)
  3. EU Directive 96/9/EC 11 March 1996 (legal protection of databases)
  4. EU Directive 98/71/EC 13 October 1998 (design rights)
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