READINGS

                                Gasaway                                                                                                                             Fall, 2000
 


DATE

TOPIC

PAGES
August 28 
(1)
 UNFAIR COMPETITION
  I. Problem of entry
    A. Common law
  B. Regulation of public goods
1-25
August 29
(2)
   Cont'd 25-44; 408-12
August 30
(3)
II. Deceptive practices
   A. Competitors' remedies
       1. False advertising at common law 
       2. Disparagement
65-83
September 4 NO CLASS LABOR DAY HOLIDAY
September 5
(4)
      4. Lanham Act - § 43(a)  102-32
September 6
(5)
      5. Lanham Act - § 44
III. TRADEMARKS
    A. Fundamentals
133-39; 165-84
September 11
(6)
    B. Problems of validity
        1. Distinctiveness
            a. Descriptive marks
            b. Generic marks
184-209
September 12
(7)
            c. Geographic marks
            d. Personal names
       2. Subject matter
209-31; 236-42
September 13
(8)
       Cont'd
       3. Incontestability
242-50; 120 Wal-Mart 
Stores v. Samara Bros.
120 S.Ct. 1339 (2000)
September 18
(9)
   C. Problems of priority & infringement
       1. Adoption, affixation & use
       2. Geographical limitations
       3. Test for infringement
262-89
September 19
(10)
       Cont'd 289-315; Sporty's 
Farm v. Sportsman's 
Market, 202 F.3d 489 
(2d Cir. 2000); 315-23
September 20
(11)
       4. Collateral use
       5. Remedies
       6. Contributory infringement 
323-46
September 25
(12)
       7. Abandonment
       8. Assignment & licensing
347-63

 
 
September 26
(13) 
 IV. Predatory practices
     B. Appropriation 
          1. Protection of ideas 
          2. Published & unpublished works
385-97
September 27
(14)
          3. TRADE SECRETS
           a. Common law protection 
 414-47
October 2 
(15)
              b. Trade secrets & government 
              c. Statutory alternative:  patent
              d. Private alternative:  contract 
447-64
October 2 
6:30-8:30
MIDTERM EXAM 
Classroom 
Unfair competition, 
trademarks & ideas
October 3 NO CLASS
October 4 NO CLASS
October 9
(16)
               e. Federal-state conflicts
           4. PUBLICITY RIGHTS
Summaries on web;
502-22
October 10
(17)
          Cont'd 523-35; Hoffman v.
Capital Cities/ABC, 33 
F. Supp.2d 867 (C.D. Cal.
1999)
October 11
(18)
V. COPYRIGHT
     A. Copyrightable subject matter
          1. Nature of the material
536-66
October 16
(19)
          Cont'd
          2. Public policy
          3. Originality
566-98
October 17
(20)
     B. Infringement
           1. Exclusive rights
           2. The infringing work
598-618
October 18
(21)
          Cont'd 619-48
October 23
(22)
           Cont'd
       C. Fair use
649-74
October 24
(23)
        Cont'd 674-703
October 25
(24)
     HYPERLAW Matthew Bender Co., v. 
West Publishing, 158 F.3d
674 (2d Cir. 1998); Briefs 
& 53 U.S.P.Q.2d 1436 
(S.D.N.Y. 1999) on website
October 30
(25)
    Cont'd
           1. Parody
703-38
October 31
(26)
           2. Other noncompeting uses 738-72

 
 
November 1
(27) 
     D. Ownership of copyright
          1. Initial ownership
          2. Transfer of copyright
          3. Moral rights
    772-800
November 6
(28)
VI. PATENTS
     A. Patentable subject matter
801-30
November 7
(29)
     Cont'd 830-51; State Street & 
Trust v. Signature
Financial Group, 149 F.3d
 1368 (Fed. Cir. 1998)
November 8
(30)
     B. Utility
     C. Nonobviousness
852-80
November 13
(31)
     Cont'd
     D. Relevant prior art
880-912
November 14
(32)
     E. Section 102
         1. Introduction
         2. "Known & used"
912-42
November 15
(33)
         Cont'd
         3. Patents
    F. Section 102 references as prior art
    G. First inventor
        1. Interference practice
        2. Reduction to practice
943-75
November 20 NO CLASS MEET THURSDAY
CLASSES
November 21 NO CLASS MEET FRIDAY
CLASSES
November 22 NO CLASS THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
November 27
(34)
        3. Burden of proof
        4. Conception & diligence
     I. Specifications & claims
975-1008
November 28
(35)
     Cont'd 
    J. Scope of patent rights
       1. Make, use or sell
       2. Within the United States
       3. Within the patent term
1008-38
November 29
(36)
International Patents: Speaker = Jennifer Skord Jenkins & Wilson
December 4
(37)
       4. Contributory infringement
       5. Construction of the claims
1038-68
December 16
2:00 p.m.
FINAL EXAM