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Warm-Up Questions


October 18, 2017

Intellectual Property Law

1. What was the underlying unprotectable fact in Morrissey?

2. What did the Second Circuit say could be inferred at trial from the substantial similarity between Arnstein's and Porter's compositions? 

3. In Nichols, how did the Second Circuit characterize the similarities between "Abie's Irish Rose" and the "Cohens and the Kellys"? What test for infringement emerges from this analysis?

Patent Law

How did the district court and the Federal Circuit differ with respect to the purpose of Innovention's invention? Is there a valid argument for each of the competing characterizations?

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