The Governing Similarity Standard in Idea Submission Cases
Sports and Entertainment Law Journal
June 24, 2011

The article reviews California case law on idea submissions in the entertainment industry. It offers guidelines for potential plaintiffs who believe they have actionable breach of contract claims for stolen ideas. The author comprehensively discusses the "substantial similarity" test. He also reviews standards and examples of situations, where ideas could be protected by contracts.

The article was published in the Arizona State University Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, whose website site can be found at http://law.asu.edu/selj/.