Intellectual Property

For GCs, A Troubling Ruling From Mass. Supreme Court

Following revelations that data-analytics firm Cambridge Analytica had obtained and utilized Facebook users’ data for political-advertising purposes, Facebook commissioned a law firm to do an…

Walmart Loses Trade Secret Case, Ordered To Pay $115M

A California-based company alleged that Walmart agreed to try out its fresh food monitoring technology, then cancelled their agreement and rolled out its own version,…

Biden Hails Trade Secret Settlement

The trade secret dispute between SK Innovation and LG Energy Solution has been settled. The announcement came on the deadline set by the US trade…

Houdini Copyrighted His Water Torture Trick

Ehrich Weiss aka Harry Houdini copyrighted three of his “illusions” as short plays or “playlets.” They were registered as dramatic compositions, and are held in…

Building An Intellectual Property Team

The author analyzes the crucial components of a first-class IP management effort, which he says requires three things: 1) A commitment to building relationships among…

From Swiss Cyber-Sleuths, New Light On SolarWinds Hack

A report from a Swiss cybersecurity firm reveals new information about what may have been the most extensive hack to date, anywhere: the attack on…

Former Chief Judge’s Criteria For Federal Circuit Appointee

In an article in IP Watchdog, retired Judge Paul Michel, who served as Chief Judge of The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit from…

Interview with an IP Monetization Wizard

The interviewer calls Ozer M. N. Teitelbaum the “nicest person in patent monetization and intellectual property strategy.” He currently has “a myriad of early stage…

U.S., Once Top of the List, No longer Among Most Innovative Countries

By one method of measurement innovation accounts for more than 40 percent of economic growth and employment in the U.S., but the level of innovation…

TRIPS Waiver Proposal For Covid Vaccines

TRIPS, the WTO international treaty that protects intellectual property, provides for wavers under some circumstances, and many health experts claim that the pandemic is one…