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, Eric B. Alspaugh has joined TechLaw LLP

Eric B. Alspaugh has joined TechLaw LLP

Newport Beach, CA (September 2, 2014) – TechLaw LLP, a boutique intellectual property law firm, is pleased to announce that attorney Eric B. Alspaugh has joined the firm’s Newport Beach office. Eric B. Alspaugh...

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, The Newest Trend – Animal Selfies?

The Newest Trend – Animal Selfies?

In 2011, a monkey in Indonesia made international news by taking a ‘selfie’ with a photographer’s camera. The female crested black macaque picked up the camera and took not just one, but several selfies....

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, Tesla Motors Revolutionizes the Automobile Industry – Again

Tesla Motors Revolutionizes the Automobile Industry – Again

  On June 12, 2014, Tesla Motors, Inc. released its patents to the public, and announced that it wouldn’t sue anyone who infringed on its hundreds of patents. This type of release is essentially...

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, Hit or Miss – Video Games and Computer Code under U.S. Copyright Law

Hit or Miss – Video Games and Computer Code under U.S. Copyright Law

At first glance, video games and computer code may not appear eligible for copyright protection. They seem like intangible subject matter that only consists of zeroes and ones. Further, people generally consider copyright as...

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, Work & Social Media?

Work & Social Media?

Do you think that your social media can affect whether you are hired for a new position or not? According to Christine Lyon and Melissa Crespo, writers on behalf of Bloomberg law, a recent...

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, Where did that music come from

Where did that music come from

            When someone says anything about the law, many people automatically jump to thoughts of the criminal law process or legislation.  But there is a whole section of intellectual property law devoted to entertainment...

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, Do actors’ have a copyrightable interest in film?

Do actors’ have a copyrightable interest in film?

 In a recent 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision filed on February 26, 2014, the court ordered YouTube to take down an anti-Muslim video. In correspondence to the decision, many lawyers are thinking that...

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, Tips and Best Practices from PTO Judge

Tips and Best Practices from PTO Judge

On February 20, 2014, Administrative Trademark Judge Lorelei Ritchie gave a presentation at Whittier Law School on the best tips and practices when working with the Patent Trademark Office. Judge Ritchie was the Intellectual...

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, Art & Culture = $$$

Art & Culture = $$$

              This past week, the Copyright Alliance in collaboration with the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), hosted an event where the Director of Research and Analysis at the National Endowment for the...

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, Why should I Register My Creation with the Library of Congress?

Why should I Register My Creation with the Library of Congress?

          17 USC § 504 allows a Plaintiff in a Copyright Infringement case to choose between Actual Damages or Statutory Damages, provided the Plaintiff meets the qualifications.     Actual Damages Proving Actual...

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