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The Big Ten Sues Self-Help Co. for TM Infringement

It’s March, the time for college basketball enthusiasts to revel in the NCAA Men’s Basketball March Madness®, and as many of these enthusiasts know, the madness can happen on and off the court....


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Apple Dodges $533M Judgment

On March 1, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) unanimously tossed out a jury verdict that had previously required Apple Inc. to pay Smartflash LLC $533 million....


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Scag Power Equipment v. The Toro Company

On February 16, 2016 the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed a modified preliminary injunction against Toro and Exmark Manufacturing Co., Inc. (collectively Toro) for the...


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Nebraska Legislature to Hear Right to Repair Bill

During the 2017 legislative session, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Massachusetts, New York, and Wyoming are holding hearings for newly-proposed bills concerning an individual’s “Right to Repair”....


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GM and Honda Team Up to Manufacture Fuel Cells

Automaker giants General Motors (GM) and Honda Motor Co. announced that they will launch a joint venture called Fuel Cell Systems Manufacturing, LLC, one of the first plants to mass produce hydrogen...


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Is It Time to Amend the Test for Patent Subject Matter Eligibility?

On January 29, 2017, the Board of Directors of the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) recommended a legislative amendment of 35 U.S.C. § 101 of the U.S. Patent Statute. This section of...


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Ancestry.com Pays $12.5M in Patent Dispute Settlement

Ancestry.com, a genealogy website, and its contract manufacturer Spectrum Solutions, have agreed to pay $12.5 million to OraSure Technologies Inc., and its Canadian subsidiary DNA Genotek, Inc., for...


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Valentine’s Day and Intellectual Property

Valentine’s Day is here again and, in case you missed the endless aisles of heart-shaped boxes, stuffed animals and flower ads, you should know that it is big business.  Valentine’s Day is one...


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Author Sued for Alleged Copyright Infringement on Classics

Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster and the trustees for estates of Truman Capote, Jack Kerouac, Ernest Hemingway and Arthur C. Clarke, jointly filed a copyright suit in the New York Federal...


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“Are you ready for some football?”®

The New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons faceoff Sunday, February 5th, in a “Super Bowl”® that should be action packed and sure to entertain the masses—whether that be with the game...


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Patents Making Big Plays in Football

It is that time of year, “Super Bowl”® time. “Super Bowl” parties, food, and the highly anticipated commercials are all the talk, but many do not know there are a lot of patents that are a...


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Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Disparaging Trademark Case

The Slants, a Portland-based, Asian-American rock group was back in court Wednesday, January 18th. This time at the highest court in the land: the Supreme Court of the United States. The justices...