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Joint Authorship and Work for Hire Agreements: Select Case Studies

Joint Authorship and Work for Hire Agreements: Select Case Studies

If you’re working with others on projects where intellectual property (IP) may be developed in the process, you’ll likely want to take into account issues of joint authorship and work for hire. In this blog post, we’ll explain some of the fundamentals, and share a few examples of cases where these issues may be involved.

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I Can Copyright That? Everyday Works to Consider

I Can Copyright That? Everyday Works to Consider

When people think of copyrights they often think about books, songs, and movies – but you don’t have to be an author, musician, or filmmaker to be concerned with copyrights. There are many items, particularly those created in the course of business, that can also be protected.

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Introducing the Intellectual Property Canvas

Introducing the Intellectual Property Canvas

Developed by our friends at the Zürich University of Applied Science (ZHAW) School of Management and Law in Switzerland and led by Dr. Ben Graziano, the Intellectual Property (IP) Canvas is a strategic management tool devised to help startups efficiently gain insight into how IP operates within their business.

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IP 101: The Fundamentals of Licensing

IP 101: The Fundamentals of Licensing

In this article, we provide a basic overview of licensing and answer some of the most common questions we get on the topic – including how to choose the best licensing agreement.

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Forum Shopping in Patent Cases

Forum Shopping in Patent Cases

By David Kline Many defendants in patent infringement cases argue that case law (such as VE Holding in 1990) allowing patent lawsuits to be filed in any district in which the defendant has sales have only encouraged abusive patent litigation. They say this practice,...

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