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February 24th, 2017

Prof. Hugh Hansen Joins Amicus Brief of IP Scholars in Oracle v. Google Fair Use Appeal (CAFC)

On February 17, 2017, Prof. Hugh C. Hansen joined an amicus curiae brief submitted by thirteen intellectual property scholars in support of the plaintiff-appellant, Oracle America, Inc., in Oracle Am. v. Google, Inc., 2017-1118 (Fed. Cir.). The appeal concerns the proper copyright fair use analysis as applied to computer software, specifically APIs. In supporting a reversal of […]

December 30th, 2016

Prof. Hugh Hansen Joins IIPSJ Amici Brief in Blurred Lines Appeal (9th Cir.)

On December 28, 2016, Prof. Hugh C. Hansen joined an amicus curiae brief submitted by the Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice; Musician and Composers; and Law, Music, and Business Professors in support of the appellee in the “Blurred Lines” case, Williams v. Gaye, 15-56880 (9th Cir.).  The appeal specifically concerns issues relating to the expert […]

December 7th, 2016

46th CSUSA Brace Lecture: Roger Zissu

On November 17, the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. presented the 46th Annual Donald C. Brace Memorial Lecture at Fordham University.  The year’s lecture was given by Roger Zissu (Partner, Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C.) and entitled “Expanding Fair Use: The Trouble with Parody, the Case for Satire.” The event was co-sponsored by the […]

September 26th, 2016

Fellow Sven Schonhofen Publishes Articles in JIPLP

Over the past year, Sven Schonhofen has been prolific in publishing a series of articles for the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Policy (JIPLP).  Following his graduation from Fordham’s LLM program in May 2015, Sven returned to Germany where he is an Associate in the Media, Technology & Telecommunications Practice Group at Olswang LLP while […]

July 24th, 2016

Asst. Director Nicholas Bartelt Joins NYIPLA Amicus Brief in Varsity Brands Case (SCOTUS)

Assistant Director Nicholas Bartelt participated as counsel to amicus curiae New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA) on a brief submitted on July 22, 2016, in support of neither party in Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands, 15-866 (Sup. Ct.). The case concerns the copyrightability of two-dimensional designs for cheerleading forms, and more broadly, what the appropriate test […]

June 26th, 2016

Prof. Hugh C. Hansen Joins IP Scholars Brief in Fox News v. TVEyes (2nd Cir.)

On June 22, Prof. Hugh C. Hansen joined an amici curiae brief submitted by thirteen intellectual property scholars in support of the plaintiff in the case Fox News Network v. TVEyes, Inc., 15-3886 (2d Cir.). The case concerns the scope of the fair use doctrine in copyright law as it applies to a paid service […]

May 14th, 2016

Prof. Hugh C. Hansen Participates in CLIP’s 10th Annual Symposium

On May 13, Prof. Hugh C. Hansen participated in the 10th Fordham Center on Law and Information Policy (CLIP) Symposium. Prof. Hansen participated as a panelist on a session “Setting the Stage” before moderating a session discussing “Intellectual Property and Public Values.”  The session included a Kickstart Presentation by Jennifer L. Pariser (MPAA), followed by a […]

November 20th, 2015

Nicholas Bartelt Moderates CSUSA Panel on Copyright Defenses

On November 19, Nicholas Bartelt (Senior Fellow) moderated a luncheon panel at the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. entitled “Maybe Not Fair Use? Maybe Not a Problem: The Many (Other) Defenses Against Copyright Infringement.”  The panel featured Richard Dannay (Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C.) and Nancy J. Mertzel (Herrick Feinstein LLP) who discussed both the basic fundamentals and […]

November 7th, 2015

45th CSUSA Brace Lecture: Prof. Pamela Samuelson

On November 2, the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. presented the 45th Annual Donald C. Brace Memorial Lecture at Fordham University.  This year, Prof. Pamela Samuelson (UC Berkeley School of Law) gave a lecture entitled ” Reconceptualizing the Merger Doctrine.  The event was co-sponsored by the Fordham IP Institute. Fordham Law News reported on event. […]

October 1st, 2015

Nicholas Bartelt Publishes Article on Pre-1972 Sound Recordings

The August-September Issue of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA) Report featured an article by Senior Fellow Nicholas Bartelt discussing the recent litigation concerning public performance rights in pre-1972 sound recordings.  Read the full article, entitled What About Us? Pre-1972 Sound Recordings, Music Licensing, and Recording Artists’ Public Performance Rights in the Wake […]

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