March 25, 2014
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Compilations and Lists: Stock photography agency successfully registered copyrights to its collections and to individual images contained therein. Alaska Stock, LLC v. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Pub. Co. 2014 WL 1013129 (C.A.9 (Alaska)) A stock photography agency successfully registered the copyrights to its collections and to the individual images contained therein. The agency did not include the name of each photographer or the title of each photograph in its registrations. However, each photograph was individually copyrighted. The agency used the form of registration prescribed by the Register of Copyrights, and included the names of three authors for each collective work. 2014 WL 1013129. (The full-text of the rest of the Topical Highlights is available within Westlaw Next, subscription required).
Medical Devices and Procedures: Competitor was not co-inventor of patents for intervertebral implants. Bianco v. Globus Medical, Inc. 2014 WL 977861 (E.D.Tex.)
Contempt: District court abused its discretion in holding inventor in contempt. Energy Recovery, Inc. v. Hauge 2014 WL 1063442 (C.A.Fed. (Va.))
Computers and Electronics: Evidence supported finding that kit sold by licensee fell within licensing agreement’s definition of “digital camera.” Eastman Kodak Co. v. Ricoh Co., Ltd. 2014 WL 888219 (S.D.N.Y.)