When is the right of publicity assignable?

The law of privacy/publicity rights often leaves people confused because of all the terms left open to interpretation. In a recent California Appeals court, it was clarified that the right of publicity is assignable during one’s lifetime under California law. In a...

Fair use for “News”?

Many people ask us about the fair use defense for “News” or “Documentaries.” For instance, we have answered several versions of this question: When it comes to using others copyrighted material for use in the News or a Documentary Film I have...

New Changes to California’s LLC Law

The California legislature “Killea-d” the Beverly-Killea Limited Liability Company Act ten years after its passage. On January 1, 2014, the California Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (RULLCA) will replace the Beverly-Killea Limited Liability Company Act...

Bob Irvine talks about software patent protection

TechLaw attorney Bob Irvine presented at the recent Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) Software Course in Jersey City June 8, 2012. The talk was about Software Patents: “Are Software Patents Worth It?” where Bob argued that it is...