Christopher Bowen

Intellectual Property (3 summaries)

Golan v. Holder

Congress did not exceed its authority under the Copyright Clause of the Constitution by removing works from the public domain previously unprotected by U.S. copyright laws.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Copyright

Belair v. MGA Entertainment, Inc.

In order to succeed in a copyright infringement action, a plaintiff must show a substantial similarity exists between the defendant’s work and the protected elements of the plaintiff’s work.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Copyright

Progressive Products, Inc. v. Swartz

A plaintiff must prove trade secrets were not available by proper means and that reasonable efforts were made to maintain the secrecy in order to prevail on a misappropriation claim.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Trade Secrets