Jon M. Garon
Federal circuit year in review 2009-2010 - the court shifts gears / John A. Dragseth -- Supreme Court weighs in on patentable subject matter: Bilski v. Kappos -- Michael A. Collins, David L. Buck -- Design protection update: issues relating to design protection after Egyptian Goddess / Julie R. Daulton, Randy A. Hillson -- Developments in the law of patent remedies: 2009 - 2010 / William L. Roberts -- Update on the written description requirement after Ariad / Timothy E. Grimsrud, Christopher J. Burrell, Jacqueline T. Harlow -- Beware the new patent trolls: false patent marking claims after Forest Group v. Bon Tool / Michael M. Lafeber, Erin O. Dungan -- Copyright highlights: noteworthy cases 2009 - 2010 / Calvin L. Litsey, Timothy J. Cruz, Leita Walker -- Google, fairness and the battle of the books / Jon M. Garon -- Trade secrets / Kerry L. Bundy, Randall E. Kahnke -- Top ten trademark decisions of 2009-2010 / Stephen R. Baird, Sharon D. Armstrong -- Keyword advertising / Mark R. Privatsky, Christopher R. Sullivan -- Top ten TTAB decisions of 2009-2010 / John L. Welch -- Top ten UDRP decisions for 2009-2010 / Michael T. Olsen, Bradley J. Walz.
The Independent Filmmaker's Law and Business Guide - Financing, Shooting and Distributing Independent and Digital Films
Jon M. Garon
Preparing independent or guerrilla filmmakers for the legal, financial, and organizational questions that can doom a project if unanswered, this guide demystifies issues such as developing a concept, founding a film company, obtaining financing, securing locations, casting, shooting, granting screen credits, distributing, exhibiting, and marketing a film. Updated to include digital marketing and distribution strategies through YouTube or webisodes, it also anticipates the "problems" generated by a blockbuster hit: sound tracks, merchandizing, and licensing. Six appendices provide sample contracts, copyright forms and circulars, Writer’s Guild of America definitions for writing credits, and studio contact information.
Robert M. Jarvis, Steven E. Chaikelson, Christine A. Corcos, and Jon M. Garon
As the oldest of the performing arts, theater has much to offer in a way of historical instruction. At the same time, it continues to be a source of employment and enjoyment for millions of Americans. Theater Law: Cases and Materials examines the various legal issues that arise in connection with the creation, financing, and production of theatrical shows, as well as the history of theater and the practice of theater law. Contents include an introduction to theater basics; playwrights; rights holders; producers; directors and choreographers; cast; houses; audiences; critics; touring companies; not-for-profit productions; and appendices.