Will Lenz v. Universal Make Online Copyright Enforcement More Challenging for Copyright Owners
By: Scott Hervey
Pending before the 9th Circuit is a case which may change the landscape for online copyright protection. The case, Lenz v. Universal, may make it more difficult for copyright owners to protect against infringement in today’s environment of hyper infringement. Defenders of Lenz argue that this case represents the quest for a legitimate balance between overzealous copyright enforcement and legitimate, non-infringing use.
The facts of Lenz are fairly simple.
The Final Resolution of EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch After the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision
By: Beth West
The EEOC issued a press release on July 20, 2015 announcing that the federal appeals court has dismissed Abercrombie & Fitch’s (“AF”) appeal of the EEOC’s religious discrimination case because AF made the decision to settle the case following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling.
Below is a summary of the court proceedings.
The case arose when Samantha Elauf, then a teenager who wore a headscarf or hijab as part of her Muslim faith,
Patent Infringement and Appellate Jurisdiction
By: James Kachmar
In general, any appeal from a civil action involving claims of patent infringement must be made to the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. A recent case from the Ninth Circuit, Amity Rubberized Pen Company v. Market Quest Group, illustrates this principle as well as demonstrating the practical measures an appellate court will take to help an appeal survive.
In Amity Rubberized Pen Co.