Current Issue: Summer 2015

Idea Theft: Frivolous Copyright-Lite Claims, or Hollywood Business Model?

Idea Theft: Frivolous Copyright-Lite Claims, or Hollywood Business Model?

by K.J. Greene –   Two facts regarding idea theft in the creative context are undeniable—first, that idea misappropriation claims against Hollywood studios and television producers are rampant, and second, that the hodge-podge legal regime surrounding idea submission claims is in disarray. … Read More

by K.J. Greene –   Two facts regarding idea theft in the creative context are undeniable—first, that idea misappropriation claims against Hollywood studios and television producers are rampant, and second, that the hodge-podge legal regime surrounding idea submission claims is in disarray. … Read more

Developing DROP Discipline: Training and Testing Operators of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Developing DROP Discipline: Training and Testing Operators of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

by Henry H. Perritt, Jr. and Eliot O. Sprague –   This is the third in a series of articles about drones by the co-authors. The first, Drones, introduces the subject and explores the technologies that makes microdrones so useful and so inexpensive. It provides an overview of technological, … Read More

by Henry H. Perritt, Jr. and Eliot O. Sprague –   This is the third in a series of articles about drones by the co-authors. The first, Drones, introduces the subject and explores the technologies that makes microdrones so useful and so inexpensive. It provides an overview of technological, … Read more

The Intersection of Patents and Trade Secrets

The Intersection of Patents and Trade Secrets

by Michael R. McGurk and Jia W. Lu –   An old retort in politics is “You’re either a Democrat or a Republican!” Likewise, the counterpart retort in Intellectual Property for companies back in the day was “You’re either a patent company or a trade secret company!” Patents and trade … Read More

by Michael R. McGurk and Jia W. Lu –   An old retort in politics is “You’re either a Democrat or a Republican!” Likewise, the counterpart retort in Intellectual Property for companies back in the day was “You’re either a patent company or a trade secret company!” Patents and trade … Read more

Trolling for an NPE Solution

Trolling for an NPE Solution

by Jared A. Smith and Nicholas R. Transier –   An all-out war is being waged against patent trolls in every corner of the government. But why? To answer that question, this note considers a wide range of laws, rules, decisions, and other measures being offered up as a solution to the “troll … Read More

by Jared A. Smith and Nicholas R. Transier –   An all-out war is being waged against patent trolls in every corner of the government. But why? To answer that question, this note considers a wide range of laws, rules, decisions, and other measures being offered up as a solution to the “troll … Read more