Items tagged "Supreme Court"

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Supreme Court Reaffirms Public’s Right to Access State Laws

April 27, 2020 amicus brief , Copyright , Copyright Act , Georgia v Public Resource , Supreme Court

Today, the United States Supreme Court determined that official annotations to state law are not eligible for copyright protection in the case of Georgia v. Public Resource.Org.

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Public Knowledge Joins Amicus Brief Urging Supreme Court to Overturn Federal Circuit in Google v Oracle

January 13, 2020 amicus brief , API , Copyright , Google v Oracle , Supreme Court

Today, Public Knowledge joined the R Street Institute and the Niskanen Center in filing an amicus brief at the Supreme Court in the case of Google v Oracle. The case asks whether the application programming interface, or API, of a programming language such as Java is subject to copyright protection — and, if it is, whether reimplementing that API can be a fair use.

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Public Knowledge Files Amicus Brief in Google v. Oracle

February 25, 2019 amicus brief , Fair Use , Google v Oracle , Supreme Court

Today, Public Knowledge, along with R Street Institute, filed an amicus curiae brief in Google v. Oracle before the United States Supreme Court.

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Supreme Court Declines to Hear Challenge to Decision Upholding Net Neutrality Rules

November 5, 2018 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet , Supreme Court

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States declined to hear a challenge to the D.C. Circuit’s 2016 decision upholding the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules. The Supreme Court also declined to vacate the D.C. Circuit’s decision as moot.

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Public Knowledge Responds to Troubling Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court Nomination

July 10, 2018 consumer protections , Data Privacy , Net Neutrality , Supreme Court

Yesterday, President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh as the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Public Knowledge finds this nomination extremely troubling for the future of consumer protection and competition law based on Judge Kavanaugh’s extremely expansive view of corporate speech rights and expressed antipathy to economic regulation.

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Public Knowledge Responds to Ohio v. American Express Supreme Court Decision

June 25, 2018 Antitrust , Antitrust Law , Competition , Ohio v American Express , Supreme Court

Today, the Supreme Court announced its decision in the case Ohio v. American Express.

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Supreme Court Upholds USPTO’s Inter Partes Review Process in Oil States v. Greene’s Energy

April 24, 2018 amicus brief , Patent Office , Patents , Supreme Court

Today, the United States Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s “inter partes review” process in Oil States v. Greene’s Energy. Public Knowledge, joined by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Engine Advocacy, and R Street Institute, filed an amicus brief in this case in 2017.

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Consumer Rights at Center of Impression v. Lexmark Supreme Court Case, Groups Argue

January 23, 2017 amicus brief , Patents , Supreme Court

Today, Public Knowledge joins a group of consumer organizations in an amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court in the case Impression Products v. Lexmark International. The organizations on the brief include the Electronic Frontier Foundation, AARP, Mozilla, and the R Street Institute.

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Public Interest Groups Urge Supreme Court to Fix Unbalanced Design Patent Damages Law

June 7, 2016 amicus brief , Patent Reform , Patents , Supreme Court

Today, Public Knowledge joined four other organizations in filing an amicus curiae brief with the Supreme Court in the Samsung v. Apple case. The case concerns a recent federal appellate court decision in the Apple-Samsung smartphone patent litigation. The Supreme Court will review that appellate court’s holding that an infringer of a design patent must pay all profits made on the infringing product.

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Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands

May 2, 2016 Copyright , Copyright Reform , Fashion Copyright , Litigation , Supreme Court

Today, the Supreme Court announced that it would hear arguments in the case of Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands. The case asks whether copyright may protect designs in useful articles, such as stripe patterns on cheerleader uniforms. Public Knowledge recently filed an amicus brief emphasizing the case’s potential impact on hobbyists and consumers. The International Costumers’ Guild and the Royal Manticoran Navy, two popular costuming organizations, also joined the brief.

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