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Author Archives: Naresh K. Kannan

IP Frontiers: Spider-Man defeats inventor at the Supreme Court

In an interesting case that illustrates potential pitfalls inventors may face when entering into intellectual property contracts and license agreements, the Supreme Court of the United States recently sided with Spider-Man’s parent company Marvel Entertainment over inventor Stephen Kimble, Kimble ...

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IP Frontiers: Open source expands to kale, quinoa and cars

What do plant seeds, cars and software all have in common? The answer is open source, which has expanded from software to include these and other disparate technologies. Recently announced open source plant seeds and open source electric car patents ...

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IP Frontiers: Ruling on copyright protection of software designs

Even as the Supreme Court grapples with patent protection of computer software, a decision in a recent case by a key federal appeals court may enhance copyright protection of software designs. In Oracle v. Google, decided May 9, the United ...

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