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9th Circuit Resurrects King Solomon’s Claim to “Empire”

In three separate opinions, a panel of the Ninth Circuit revived a pro se plaintiff’s claim that defendants’ television series “Empire” infringed upon his copyrighted “treatment” for a television series entitled “King Solomon.”  A treatment is a brief, written work that embodies the writer’s ideas continue reading...

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The SCOTUS Nominee on IP

Earlier this month Brett Kavanaugh was nominated to be the next United States Supreme Court justice.  If confirmed, he will replace the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.  Politics aside, Kavanaugh has lodged a lengthy stint as judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. continue reading...