Intellectual Property

Trade Secret Case Over A Defanged Psychedelic
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A therapy that’s said to take the hallucinations out of a psilocybin high but leave beneficial antidepressant effect intact is the subject of a trade […]

$15M For “Passing Around” An Article, And No Insurance Coverage
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An investment advisory firm that subscribed to a trade publication found its articles so useful it “passed them around,” rather than purchasing subscriptions for everyone […]

Squire Patton Boggs, John Boehner, Sued Over Cannabis Lobbying Dispute
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A Washington lobbyist has sued the firm and former Speaker of the House John Boehner, identified as “senior strategic advisor to the firm’s clients” on […]

Privilege Can Be Fragile, Watch Your Tongue.
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A federal court ruling in Kansas can be read as a warning to in-house counsel, a reminder “to train their corporate officers about the fragility […]

RR/BAYC Apes BAYC; BAYC Sues RR/BAYC
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Yuba Labs, the brains behind Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) nonfungible tokens, has sued conceptual artist Ryder Ripps. Neither the Bloomberg Law report on the […]

Goodwill, Bad Will, and the Spirit of Lehman Brothers

Lehman Brothers got some bad press for tanking the global economy in 2008, but hey, that was a long time ago, and even then the […]

Credit Where Credit Is Due

In June the Federal Circuit will take up the matter of Thaler v. Vidal. Stephen Thaler created an AI which he name DABUS. He set […]

How To Respond To Whistleblower Demands
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The company receives a letter from a former employee, alleging the company has engaged in a financial fraud and demanding a seven-figure payment, or else […]

Has Amy Coney Barrett Heard About This?
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The USPTO has refused to register Deirdre S. Glascoe’s trademark SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF GOD. Glascoe’s thwarted intention was to use SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF GOD as […]

Upstart Company In Pitched Battle With Boeing Over New “Air Taxi” Technology
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Battery-powered Air Taxis, which look a bit like big drones, with propellers that enable them to take off straight up and leapfrog traffic, are expected […]