Football season is upon us! Yesterday, we ran over to watch the Tennessee Titans’ first full-pads practice. This was my first open practice and I wasn’t expecting much, but it was actually a good time. I recommend catching an NFL open practice if you have a chance.
February continued the trend of reduced trolling, with indications of an uptick toward the end of the month. Repeat filers included Hawk Technology, Guardian Media Technologies, Data Carriers, Wolf Run Hollow, Marshall Feature Recognition, Clear With Computers, Qommerce.
3M, the originator of the famous POST-IT® brand of adhesive notes, recently prevailed in opposing the trademark application of an applicant that attempted to register the mark “Flag-it” for similar labeling goods.
Last week, following a bench trial in CSIRO v. Cisco, Judge Davis in E.D. Texas determined a reasonable royalty damages award for a CSIRO patent stipulated to be valid, infringed and essential to several versions of the IEEE 802.11 WiFi standard where a RAND-obligation applied to one version of the standard, but not others.
Some weeks after a batch of its Oregon state trademark lawsuits arising from Dallas Buyers Club were dismissed for improper joinder, Voltage has returned to the U.S. District Court in Oregon with at least two “singleton” lawsuits against Doe parties. This time the cases are based on The Company You Keep, a 2012 political thriller starring Robert Redford.
The United States District Court for the District of Colorado has become the second court in the Tenth Circuit and joined 31 other federal courts by implementing their own local patent rules last month. The adoption of these rules was announced on June 11, 2014 as a Pilot Program Implementing Proposed Local Patent Rules.
The interaction between a client and a dealer, whether at a brick and mortar gallery, or an art fair, is the commencement of a legal relationship. It might be a successful relationship, it might be strained, but that’s what it is.
Back by popular demand: It’s Ken Homa! Prof. Homa was kind enough to share his wisdom with us last week on repackaging, and he’s back to tell a tale of rebranding gone wrong. In case you forgot, in his prime, Prof. Homa was one of the world’s foremost experts in rebranding, as evidenced by his work with GE and Black & Decker.