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Can Bollywood producers beat back the forces of piracy? Some won and some lost when the justices said it was obvious. All of this, and more, in the latest issue of Legal Times’ IP .
• Editor’s Note A few words from Managing Editor Elizabeth Engdahl about the latest issue of IP.
FEATURES
• A Picture is Worth: Bollywood Battles the Movie Pirates With Law and Tech Hooray for Bollywood! India’s box office is booming, as its home-grown movie industry brings in the fans worldwide. But as long as copyright pirates dominate DVD sales (to the tune of 90 percent), the producers, directors, actors, writers, etc. who make the magic aren’t guaranteed their own happy ending. So the industry is reaching out to India’s digital masters for a little high-tech help. by Bertrand Moullier and Michael P. Ryan
• Obviously Wise? No, the Patent Upset of KSR v. Teleflex Creates Winners and Losers While KSR clearly won the day and Teleflex didn’t do quite so well, they weren’t the only ones to cheer and lament when the Supreme Court made it easier to say, “Well, duh!” Here are two dozen other winners and losers in the evolving case law of patent obviousness. by Robert G. Sterne and Kenneth C. Bass III
• Can You Afford the Fight? Yes, Enforcing Your Patents Doesn’t Have to Cost Millions Too often patentees don’t punish “smaller” acts of infringement. Million-dollar litigation makes no sense when the best-case scenario is $1 million in damages. But defending patents doesn’t have to cost so much. by Barbara Mandell • Close the Seagate: Efforts to Expose Willful Infringers Must Not Drown the Privilege The Federal Circuit is asked again what happens when accused patent infringers rely on opinion of counsel. The vigorous debate this time: Must waiver of the privilege as to opinion counsel extend to trial counsel? by Timothy S. Teter
• What a Pretty Picture! In the Matter of National Geographic Versus the Freelancers, the 11th Circuit is of Two Minds The 11th Circuit does a curious 180 in a closely watched case pitting freelance photographers against National Geographic. by R. Robin McDonald
IN THE NEWS ♦ • Because You Have to Win the Jury Four victorious IP litigators offer some wisdom on winning: Simple is best; make it easy for jurors to visualize complicated technology; give your clients a human face; and go for the heart, then the head. • Any Little Thing We Can Do to Help As the United States prepared to argue that China hasn’t met IP treaty obligations, D.C. firms were helping Uncle Sam strategize.

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