[IPLaw] 12/19 資料庫之著作權保護

Mandatory reading:

  • Feist Publications, Inc. v. Rural Telephone Service Co., 499 U.S. 340, 111 S. Ct. 1282 (1991).
  • 智慧局網路傳輸授權模式之研究與所發生之著作權爭議-期末報告書 (執行單位:益斯科技法律事務所)。

Additional reading:

  • West Pub. Co. v. Mead Data Cent., Inc., 799 F.2d 1219 (1986).
  • Matthew Bender & Co., Inc. v. West Pub. Co., 158 F.3d 693 (1998).
  • 智慧財產法院97年刑智上訴字第41號刑事判決。
  • 謝銘洋,論資料庫之法律保護,台大法學論叢,第二十七卷第二期,263頁~345頁。
  • William W. Fisher III, Recalibrating Originality, 54 Hous. L. Rev. 437 (2016). (The article is part of a symposium focusing on the topic.)
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[IPLaw] 12/12 故事角色之著作權

Mandatory reading:

  • DC Comics v. Towle, 802 F.3d 1012 (9th Cir. 2015).

Additional reading:

  • Suntrust Bank v. Houghton Mifflin Co., 268 F.3d 1257 (11th Cir. 2001).
  • Nichols v. Universal Pictures Corporation, 45 F 2d. 119 (2d Cir. 1930).
  • Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. v. Columbia Broad. Sys., Inc., 216 F.2d 945 (9th Cir.1954).
  • Olson v. National Broadcasting Co., 855 F.2d 1446,1452 (9th Cir. 1988).
  • 臺灣高等法院民事判決93年度智上字第14號.
  • 臺灣高等法院刑事判決96年度上訴字第1133號.

 

[Antitrust] 12/10-17 Mergers & Acquisitions

 Mandatory:

Additional:

  • DOJ Non-Horizontal Merger Guidelines.
  • German Federal Cartel Office, Guidance on Substantive Merger Control (2012).
  • United States v. General Dynamics, 415 U. S. 486 (1974).
  • FTC v. Procter & Gamble Co., 386 U.S. 568 (1967).
  • Brown Shoe v. United States, 370 U.S. 294 (1962).
  • Omnicare, Inc. v. Unitedhealth Group, Inc., 629 F.3d 697 (7th Cir. 2011).
  • FTC  v. Whole Foods Market, 548 F.3d 1028 (D.C. Cir. 2008).

[Seminar] 11/27 Thesis Proposals

Some Observations and Pointers:

  • Help one another.
  • Define your research questions clearly and upfront.
  • Know the purpose of literature review.
  • No need for outline/overview when presentation is short.
  • Know when to use short headings, brief (one-sentence) sentences and detailed descriptions.
  • Highlight your main points on graphs, tables and long sentences.
  • Use Common terminology (depending on your readers/audience).
  • Be concise. (Avoid “做 . . . 的動作”.)
  • Don’t refer to your professor/supervisor only by name.
  • Avoid dark theme unless proper lighting condition is assured.

[Antitrust] 12/3 Vertical Restraints of Trade

Mandatory reading:

Additional reading:

  • F.T.C. v. Actavis, Inc., 570 U.S. 136, 133 S. Ct. 2223 (2013).
  • Continental T. V., Inc. v. GTE Sylvania Inc., 433 U.S. 36 (1977).
  • State Oil v. Khan, 522 U.S. 3 (1997).
  • Albrecht v. Herald Co., 390 U.S. 145 (1968).
  • Dr. Miles Medical Co. v. John D. Park & Sons Co., 220 U. S. 373 (1911).
  • Robert H. Bork, Resale Price Maintenance and Consumer Welfare, 77 Yale L. J. 950 (1968).

[IPLaw] 11/21 Protectability

Mandatory reading:

  • Star Athletica, LLC v. Varsity Brands, Inc., 137 S. Ct. 1002 (2017).

Additional reading:

  • Christopher Buccafusco, Mark A. Lemley & Jonathan S. Masur, Intelligent Design, 68 Duke L.J. 75 (2018).
  • Julie Zerbo, Protecting Fashion Designs: Not Only “What?” but “Who?”, 6 Am. U. Bus. L. Rev. 595 (2017).
  • Fashion Originators’ Guild of America v. FTC, 312 U.S. 457 (1941).
  • Peter S. Menell, Rise of the API Copyright Dead?: An Updated Epitaph for Copyright Protection of Network and Functional Features of Computer Software, 31 Harv. J.L. & Tech. 305 (2018).
  • Annette Hurst, The Report of Api Copyright’s Death Is Greatly Exaggerated, 31 Harv. J.L. & Tech. 491 (2018).
  • Mark P. McKenna & Christopher Jon Sprigman, What’s in, and What’s Out: How Ip’s Boundary Rules Shape Innovation, 30 Harv. J.L. & Tech. 491 (2017).
  • Brian Soucek, Aesthetic Judgment in Law, 69 Ala. L. Rev. 381 (2017).

[IPLaw] 11/14 Terms of Protection vs. Terms of Contract

Mandatory reading:

  • Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, 135 S. Ct. 2401 (2015).

Additional reading:

  • Cassandra E. Havens, Note, Saving Patent Law From Competition Policy and Economic Theories: Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, 31 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 371 (2016).
  • John R. Harris, The Patent System Is Under Assault–Startups, Should You Care? Ten Things About Patents That Startups Need to Consider, 44 AIPLA Q.J. 27 (2016).
  • Matthew G. Sipe, Patents v. Antitrust: Preempting Conflict, 66 Am. U. L. Rev. 415 (2016).
  • Herbert Hovenkamp, The Emergence of Classical American Patent Law, 58 Ariz. L. Rev. 263 (2016).
  • Robert W. Gomulkiewicz, Is the License Still the Product?, 60 Ariz. L. Rev. 425 (2017).
  • Herbert Hovenkamp, Antitrust and the Movement of Technology, 19 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 1119 (2012).
  • Tejas N. Narechania, Patent Conflicts, 103 Geo. L.J. 1483 (2015).
  • Gregory N. Mandel, Institutional Fracture in Intellectual Property Law: The Supreme Court Versus Congress, 102 Minn. L. Rev. 803 (2017).