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- Apple Patent Success Not Spreading Overseas
Apple Inc.’s recent blockbuster $1.05 billion verdict in its patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung Electronics Co. may not translate into victories overseas. Apple and Samsung have patent litigation currently pending on four continents, and each company has been able to claim some measure of success in recent weeks.
- MySpace Stops Apple from Trade marking Music Logo
As MySpace seeks to regain its relevance in the ever-changing world of social media, it may be able to rely on the momentum of a recent intellectual property victory over Apple. The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board recently denied Apple’s bid to trademark its famous music icon after determining it was too similar to a mark already registered by MySpace. Both marks depict a double musical note in an orange rectangle.
- Will a New Customs Rule Help Trademark Owners Track Counterfeit Goods?
As trademark attorneys, we are hopeful that a new rule proposed by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection will help trademark owners prevent counterfeit goods from entering the U.S. market. The Intellectual Property Rights Interim Final Rule would allow the agency to share information about potentially infringing products with trademark holders.
- Could an Inappropriate Tweet Lead to Jail Time? The Legal Risks Under International Privacy Laws
If you use Twitter and other social media websites, you have likely seen some questionable content pass through your feed. As highlighted by recent arrests in the United Kingdom, social media users may actually be breaking online privacy laws in some circumstances.
- Blackberry Name Snafu Highlights Importance of Trademark Research
Smart phone maker Research in Motion recently demonstrated the importance of conducting trademark research before committing to a name for your product. Less than two months after the maker of the Blackberry devices announced that its new operating system would be called BBX, the company was forced to alter course. It will now be called BlackBerry 10.
- Supreme Court Rejects Medical Testing Patent
During its 2011-2012, the United States Supreme Court recently issued a key intellectual property decision. In Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc., the Supreme Court ruled that a medical process of making correlations between blood test results and patient health could not be patented because it incorporated laws of nature.
- Is Mobile Technology the Future of Innovation?
A new study reveals that over 20 percent of patent filings can now be traced to mobile technology. The findings suggest that the industry may be the future of innovation. The study, authored by consultant Chetan Sharma, examined approximately 7 million patents granted both by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the European Patent Office.
- Understanding Intellectual Property is Critical to Proper Due Diligence
Technology invades almost every aspect of our life and as a result intellectual property rights are valuable and complex. While traditional assets are usually easy to identify, IP assets are not. As an IP litigation attorney, Maria Crimi Speth has seen the problem from all perspectives.
- Where Did My Wikipedia Go? Just the Facts on SOPA and PIPA
Here are the facts on SOPA and PIPA and why Wikipedia went black on January 18th, 2012. The arguments for and against SOPA/PIPA are discussed as well as what the effect could be on you, your website and your ultimately your business. By: Maria Crimi Speth and Ashley A. Marton
- The Internet is About to Change – Are You Ready for New gTLDs?
Generic top level domains known as “gTLDs” are about to change. If you are thinking that this may be interesting but has no effect on you or your business, think again. Brand owners have several options for protecting their trademarks in this new unlimited gTLD system. By: Maria Crimi Speth