Andrew Beckerman-Rodau

Andrew Beckerman-Rodau

Andrew Beckerman-Rodau


Posts by Andrew Beckerman-Rodau


What Should be Patentable? – A Proposal for Determining the Existence of Statutory Subject Matter Under 35 U.S.C. Section 101

The recent Supreme Court decision in the Myriad case, like past decisions, did not announce a clear rule that can be extrapolated from the decision and applied …

Associated Press Continues its Fight Against News Aggregators

AP’s common law misappropriation claim has its origins in a remarkably similar suit AP brought against a competing news service almost a century ago. In INS …

The Expansion of Overlapping Intellectual Property Rights

Intellectual property law is premised on incentivizing innovative and creative activities by providing limited property rights for the fruits of such activities in order to increase the …

Salinger v. Colting: Second Circuit Vacates Preliminary Injunction Citing eBay v. MercExchange

Last summer J.D. Salinger sued the author/publisher of the book entitled “60 Years Later Coming Through the Rye” for copyright infringement. Salinger claimed that the book …
By Andrew Beckerman-Rodau
10 years ago 5

The Right of Publicity: A Doctrine Gone Wild?

The recent dispute involving Lindsay Lohan and ETrade provides an opportunity for critically examining the right of publicity. One defense that ETrade could raise would be parody …
By Andrew Beckerman-Rodau
10 years ago 4