Willamette Law Online

(3 summaries)

Christopher Bowen

Intellectual Property

TitleExcerptFilling Date
Golan v. HolderCopyright: 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.(01-18-2012)
Belair v. MGA Entertainment, Inc.Copyright: 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.(11-16-2011)
Progressive Products, Inc. v. SwartzTrade Secrets: 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.(08-26-2011)