Correction for Music Law, 8th edition, concerning royalty rates for mechanical royalties
The statutory rate for mechanical royalties is 9.1 cents per song.
The Defend Trade Secrets Act
A new federal law allows federal courts to hear civil trade secret cases.
2015 Copyright Update
Here are some important copyright cases and administrative activity for 2015.
Federal Circuit Court Clarifies Meaning of Covered Business Method Patent (CBM)
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has clarified an important new patent review process created by the America Invents Act.
Supreme Court Limits Damages Apple Can Claim From Profits of Samsung Phone Sales After Infringement of Smartphone Appearance
In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court interpreted a damages provision of the Patent Act to lower the amount owed to Apple by Samsung.
Supreme Court Rules That Garment Design Elements Are Copyrightable
In Star Athletica, L.L.C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc., the Supreme Court opened the door to greater copyright protection for the fashion industry.