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Nov 09, 2021

By: Wayne F. Reinke The Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2020 (the CASE Act) included a direction from Congress to create the Copyright Claims Board (the “CCB”), a three-member panel giving an option to resolve copyright disputes involving less than $30,000.  The CCB is intended to be less complex than Federal Court and…

Sep 13, 2021

By: Wayne F. Reinke In Yangin Yu, Zhongxuan Zhang v. Apple Inc. (Fed. Cir. June 11, 2021), hereinafter “Yu v. Apple,” the Federal Circuit majority proves there is a serious problem with its § 101 jurisprudence, which has expanded to the point of swallowing at least § 112 and, to an extent, § 102 and § 103.  In this…

Sep 01, 2021

ALBANY AND ROCHESTER, NY—Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C., an intellectual property law firm with offices in Albany and Rochester, New York, is very pleased to announce partners Nicholas Mesiti, David P. Miranda, Victor Cardona and Alana M. Fuierer are named as “Upstate New York 2021 Super Lawyers” by the publishers of Thomson Reuters.  Partners…

Aug 16, 2021

By: Stephen P. Scuderi A license is a grant of rights from a licensor (often the patentee) to a licensee to make, use or sell a patented product or method.  Often in granting the licensee the right to “sell”, the patentee may seek to put restrictions or conditions on third parties who legitimately purchase such…

May 17, 2021

By: Christina E. Brule and Teige P. Sheehan On May 5, the Biden administration signaled the United States’ support for a proposed waiver of certain World Trade Organization (WTO) rules that require member countries to enforce intellectual property (IP) rights, particularly those related to confronting the COVID-19 pandemic. This article sets out an explanation of…

Mar 18, 2021

By: Christina E. Brule The Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021 (the “Act”), a.k.a. the Coronavirus Relief Bill, was signed into law on December 27th, 2020.  In addition to COVID-19 relief, the Act includes several provisions that will significantly influence intellectual property law.  This article will focus on provisions of the Act that affect copyright law, namely…