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In the first copyright case ever considered by the U.S. Supreme Court, Star Athletica, LLC v. Variety Brands, Inc., the high court found on March 22, 2017 that decorative elements of a cheerleading uniform could be protected by copyright law. Continue reading →
In the Wall Street Journal…amazing what you can find when seeking something other than politics. And a curator of the NC Museum of Art was at the center of the mystery. Continue reading →
I am pleased to share a great article on the recent reform of German insolvency law regarding avoiding pre-insolvency transactions by my good friend and colleague Annerose Tashiro, a leading cross-border insolvency specialist in Germany. This is important in the event a contract counter-party becomes insolvent in Germany. Also, German avoidance laws are likely applicable should an insolvent German company also file a Chapter 15 proceeding in the U.S.
The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Life Technologies Corp. v. Promega Corp. raises important issues regarding the extraterritorial effect of patent law on global supply chains. The primary issue in the case is whether the supply of a single component of a multicomponent invention for manufacture abroad gives rise to liability for patent infringement under § 271(f)(1) of the Patent Act, 35 U.S.C. § 271(f)(1). Continue reading →
The Seoul Central District Court declared Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd bankrupt on Friday February 17, 2017, after ruling that Hanjin’s liquidation value was greater than its going concern value. Continue reading →