Numerical Valuations: Copyrightable Expression Versus Discovered Fact

, New York Law Journal


Kristen McCallion, a principal of Fish & Richardson, writes: Since the early 1990s, through a steadily growing body of case law, courts have developed an analytical framework for determining when numerical valuations and estimates are protected by copyright. Today, the types of businesses claiming copyright protection for their numerical estimates and projections range from market research performance publishers, to hospital evaluators, to national football scouts.

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