September 16, 2014
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Books and Publishing: Book publisher infringed on photograph owner’s copyright. Beasley v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2014 WL 3600519 (N.D.Ill.) A publisher who had been granted a license to use copyrighted photographs for 46,000 total press runs of its printed book, infringed on the licensor’s copyright when it used the images beyond the scope of the license. The licensee reproduced and distributed thousands more copies of the book than the license permitted, and it ignored the “no electronic rights” provision of the license. 2014 WL 3600519. (The full-text of the rest of the Topical Highlights is available within Westlaw Next, subscription required).
Discovery: Parties in infringement action did not enter into enforceable representative product agreement. Silver State Intellectual Technologies, Inc. v. Garmin Intern., Inc. 2014 WL 3724135 (D.Nev.)
Drugs: Including patent prosecution bar in discovery confidentiality order was unwarranted in infringement suit related to drug. Chiesi USA, Inc. v. Sandoz Inc. 2014 WL 4182351 (D.N.J.)