Celebrities Sued Over Posting Paparazzi Photos of Themselves Highlights Tension Between Copyright and Rights of Publicity

Kaytie Hobbs, Blog Chair, University of Cincinnati Law Review While scrolling through Twitter, double-tapping Instagram posts, and thumbs-upping statuses on Facebook, Americans are exposed to an abundance of various newsworthy events of the day. In following pop culture, a good chunk of these posts may be media outlets posting photos taken by the paparazzi; some... Continue Reading →

Federal Circuit No Longer to Review Patent Claim Construction Entirely De Novo

Author: Jon Siderits, Associate Member, University of Cincinnati Law Review On January 20, 2015, the Supreme Court announced its decision in Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc., and did away with the Federal Circuit’s longstanding application of a purely de novo standard when reviewing a district court’s construction of a patent claim.[1] Specifically, the... Continue Reading →

Author: Kevin Tamm, Managing Editor, University of Cincinnati Law Review I. Distinguishing a Patent Over the Prior Art with Unexpected Synergistic Results The Federal Circuit and USPTO have set a high bar for an inventor to overcome a finding of obviousness in a patent application by using evidence of unexpected synergistic results.  Synergy by itself... Continue Reading →

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