Google's massive book-scanning project legal
SAN FRANCISCO — It's legal under copyright law for Google to scan millions of books and make snippets of them searchable online, a U.S. appeals court ruled Friday. The ruling is part of a decade-lon...
United States copyright law
The Copyright Law of the United States tries to encourage the creation of art and culture by rewarding authors and artists with a set of exclusive rights. Copyright law grants authors and artists the ...
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United States patent law
United States patent law is authorized by Article One, section 8, clause 8 of the U.S. Constitution which states:In the U.S., a patent is a right to exclude others from making, using, selling, offerin...
United States trademark law
A trademark is a word, phrase, or logo that identifies the source of goods or services. Trademark law protects a business' commercial identity or brand by discouraging other businesses from adopting ...
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Google's massive book-scanning project legal
SAN FRANCISCO — It's legal under copyright law for Google to scan millions of books and make snippets of them searchable online, a U.S. appeals court ruled Friday. The ruling is part of a decade-lon...
Large and small entities in patent law
In United States patent law, those applying for a patent, i.e. applicants, and patentees may claim a particular status depending on the number of their employees. The fees to be paid to the patent off...
Copyright status of work by U.S. subnational governments
The copyright status of works produced by the governments of states, territories, and municipalities in the United States varies. Copyright law is federal in the United States. Federal law expressly...
Economic Espionage Act of 1996
The Economic Espionage Act of 1996 (Pub.L. 104–294, 110 Stat. 3488, enacted October 11, 1996) was a 6 title Act of Congress dealing with a wide range of issues, including not only indus...
Criminal Copyright Law in the United States
Criminal copyright laws exist to protect the creative property of people in the United States. The unacknowledged use of another’s intellectual property for the purpose of financial gain can break cop...
Uniform Trade Secrets Act
The Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA), published by the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) in 1979 and amended in 1985, was a uniform act of the United States promulgated in an effort to provide legal framew...
Tea Rose – Rectanus doctrine
The Tea Rose-Rectanus doctrine or remote, good-faith user doctrine is a common law rule of United States trademark law that determines the geographic scope of rights. The doctrine allows a junior use...
Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property
The Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property, or USC(IP), is a high-ranking official in the United States Department of Commerce and the principal advisor to the United States Secretary o...
Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property - Wikipedia
Benton Jay Hall
Benton Jay "Ben" Hall (January 13, 1835 - January 5, 1894) was a one-term Democratic U.S. Representative from Iowa's 1st congressional district in southeastern Iowa.Born in Mount Vernon, Ohio, Hall mo...
PRO-IP Act
The Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008 (PRO-IP Act of 2008, H.R. 4279) is a United States law that increases both civil and criminal penalties for trademark,...
Dramatists Play Service
Established in 1936 by members of the Dramatists Guild of America and the Society for Authors' Representatives, Dramatists Play Service, Inc. (a.k.a. DPS and The Play Service) is a theatrical-publishi...
Allegation of use
An allegation of use is a necessary filing in the prosecution of an intent to use (ITU) trademark application in the United States.
An AOU can come in the form of an amendment to allege use or a s...
Transformation (law)
In United States copyright law, transformation is a possible justification that use of a copyrighted work may qualify as fair use, i.e., that a certain use of a work does not infringe its holder's cop...
Four Corners Television Access Act of 2009
The Four Corners Television Access Act of 2009 is a bill that will permit various counties to receive specific television broadcast signals of their choice. This bill plays significance because it wou...
Research Works Act
The Research Works Act, 102 H.R. 3699, was a bill that was introduced in the United States House of Representatives at the 112th United States Congress on December 16, 2011, by Representative Darrell ...
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Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act
The Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA), 15 U.S.C. § 1125(d), is an American law enacted in 1999 that established a cause of action for registering, trafficking in, or using a domain nam...
Edmund Burke (congressman)
Edmund Burke (January 23, 1809 – January 25, 1882) was an American lawyer, newspaper editor and politician. He served as the United States Commissioner of Patents and as a U.S. Representative fro...
Edmund Burke (congressman) - Wikipedia
Fox Broadcasting Co. v. Dish Network, LLC
Fox Broadcasting Co. v. Dish Network, LLC (C.D. Cal. January 12, 2015), is a copyright case in which the United States District Court for the Central District of California by granting partial summary...