Intellectual Property

 
 
  • JetBlue Suing Jetblack

    Low-cost airline JetBlue has filed suit against Walmart, alleging that Jetblack, Walmart’s concierge shopping service, is infringing on its trademark. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in the Southern District of New York, seeks a permanent injunction,...

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  • Strong Opinions On Alice’s Fifth Anniversary

    The 2014 Supreme Court decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International held that claims drawn to an abstract idea were not eligible for patent protection merely because they were implemented on a computer. On the fifth...

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  • New York Chef Rails Against Seed Patents

    The chef and co-owner of two New York restaurants bemoans concentration in the seed industry and the power now wielded by the few remaining behemoth companies. (In the interest of disclosure, he adds that he’s also “co-founder...

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  • The Strange Case Of Pepe The Frog Ends With Settlement, Key Legal Questions Unresolved

    A benign cartoon character named Pepe the Frog got morphed into an alt-right symbol, of exactly what it isn’t clear, but the character’s creator, Matt Furie, alleged in a copyright lawsuit, targeting the website Infowars, that it...

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  • Big Payday For GC, But With A Gender Gap

    Average annual salary increased in 2018, with the greatest increases showing up in publicly-traded companies. The highest levels were found in...

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  • IP Free-For-All In The World Of Rap

    When does borrowing and “sampling” become IP theft? That question didn’t get much attention back in the day when rap pioneers were their own promoters and rap music was not a multi-million dollar business. “The way producers...

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  • Major Ruling Re Trademark Licenses In Bankruptcy

    In an 8-1 decision handed down on May 20, the Supreme Court reversed the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals and ruled that a debtor-licensor’s rejection of a trademark license agreement does not terminate the rights of the...

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  • Houston School District Must Pay $9.2 Million In Copyright Suit

    The Houston Independent School District, the largest in Texas and one of the largest in the U.S., has lost a copyright infringement lawsuit and must pay $9.2 million to a Texas company that produces study guides. A...

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  • Huawei Banished? Private Right-Wing Venture Wants to Fill The Space

    The business plan of a proposed 5G company, called Rivada Networks, would be dependent on a U.S. government contract that would give it access to unused Department of Defense bandwidth which it could then sell, splitting the...

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  • Father Sues Son Over Law Firm Name

    A South Carolina personal injury attorney has sued his son and former colleague, after the son started his own firm using the family name. George Sink Sr., principal at George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers, has sued George...

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