Nike Sues Puma for Patent Infringement

Nike, the Oregon based sportswear company, is the largest sportswear manufacturer in the world. Nike was founded on January 25, 1964, as Blue Ribbon Sports by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight. On May 4,...


Issuance of the 10 Millionth Patent Nears

It has been over 225 years since the first patent was issued. Samuel Hopkins was granted the first patent in the United States on July 31, 1790, for “The Making of Potash and Pearl Ashes” U.S....


Berkheimer v. HP Inc.

On February 8, 2018, the Federal Circuit issued a decision, which addressed issues related to patent eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101. See Berkheimer v. HP Inc., 881 F.3d 1360 (Fed. Cir. 2018). Mr....


Rap Icon Dr. Dre Loses Trademark Battle Against Dr. Drai, OB/GYN

Dr. Dre, the rapper, producer, creator of Beats headphones, and discoverer of famous rap artists such as Snoop Dogg, Eminem, and 50 Cent, was recently in the news for a trademark dispute over his...


May 25, 2018, The Release of Solo: A Star Wars Story

Today, May 25, 2018, is the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story. Solo: A Star Wars Story is an installment of the Star Wars franchise which kicked off on May 25, 1997, when the intergalactic thriller...


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USPTO Director Andrei Iancu Testifies at Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Oversight of USPTO

On Wednesday, April 18th, Andrei Iancu, Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) appeared at the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing detailing oversight of the USPTO. Iancu...


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Court Finds Animals Do Not Have Legal Capacity to Hold a Copyright Claim

The Ninth Circuit wasn’t “monkeying around” when they handed out their decision in the famous monkey selfie copyright lawsuit.  The selfie saga began when David Slater, a wildlife photographer,...


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Waymo and Uber Settle Trade Secrets Dispute

One of the most contentious legal battles over self-driving car technology between Uber and Waymo has finally come to an end. We previously wrote about the lawsuit brought by Waymo, alleging Uber...


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Can Embedding an Image in a Social Media Post be Copyright Infringement?

In 2016, Justin Goldman took a picture of New England Patriots’ quarterback, Tom Brady, walking with the president and manager of the Boston Celtics, Danny Ainge. Goldman uploaded the picture to his...


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Amazon Files Patent Application on Technology That Could Analyze Conversations

By now, everyone is familiar with Amazon Alexa and other voice command-based technologies.   These technologies typically require a user to address the artificial listener, in Amazon’s case...


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LeBron James Accuses the University of Alabama of Copyright Infringement

Star of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James, is not pleased with the University of Alabama’s latest endeavor. Recently, the University of Alabama aired a new series called “Shop Talk”....


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World IP Day

Today is World IP Day and this year’s theme is “Powering Change: Women in Innovation and Creativity.” The United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) states the focus of this year’s...