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By Gary J. Nelson
They say an elephant never forgets. The TTAB? Perhaps not so much. At least when it comes to its prior findings of fame on the same marks in later proceedings.
By Gary J. Nelson, Drew Wilson
In November of 2016, the Federal Circuit upheld a district court's invalidation of Affinity Lab's Patent No. 7,970,379 ("the ‘379 Patent), which was directed to a method and system for streaming regional broadcast signals to cellular telephones located outside the region served by the regional broadcaster.
By Shane Olafson
The Internet of Things (or "IoT") is a hot topic in privacy circles, given its rapid expansion among everyday consumer products.
By John Carson
The platform inertial sensors directly measure the gravitational field in the platform frame.
By Shane Olafson
The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies recently published a notice regarding proposed changes to the Colorado Securities Act (the "Proposal").
By Gary J. Nelson, Drew Wilson
College athletics, specifically the payment of student athletes and their right to control the exploitation of their likeness, has been the subject of significant debate over the last few years.
By Dustin Szakalski
In Wasica Finance GmbH v. Continental Automotive Systems, Inc., No. 15-2078 (Fed. Cir. 2017), the patentee Wasica Finance discovered, among other things, the importance of using consistent terminology in the patent specification and claims.
By Thomas Dougherty
In responding to rumors of his own demise, Mark Twain quipped, "The report of my death was an exaggeration." While the 1897 rumors were premature, Mark Twain did eventually die on April 21, 1910.
By Karl Rutledge
Incorporating user-generated content (e.g., video and photo contests) into a promotion can be an effective way to not only build brand awareness but also develop ties with potential customers. However, use of user-generated content can be risky.
By G. Warren Bleeker
On March 22, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued a much-anticipated opinion in Star Athletica, LLC v. Varsity Brands, Inc.
By John Carson
The opinion concerned the copyrightability of two-dimensional designs, consisting of various lines and chevrons and colorful shapes, appearing on the surface of cheerleader uniforms.
By Shane Olafson
Last week, the New Mexico state legislature passed a bill requiring that New Mexico state residents be notified if their non-encrypted "personal identifying information" (including biometric data) is breached.
By Carla A. Consoli
The arduous permitting process for most mining operations takes seven to ten years as compared to two or three years in Australia.
By Takashi Hashimoto
In a trademark infringement action involving the mark DJ LOGIC for music produced using turntables and vocals, the Sixth Circuit explored evidence of social media promotion submitted by the plaintiff to support the commercial strength of his mark.
By John Carson
On March 17, 2017, Judge Nguyen of the Central District of California struck down the California Resale Royalty Act (CRRA) as violative of the Due Process Clause of the United States Constitution (Graham v. Sotheby's).
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