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- Do IP Protections Extend to Meat?
Intellectual property law generally does not protect recipes. But what about a cut of steak?
- Update: Twitter Finally Lands Coveted “Tweet” Trademark
James Eliason, CEO of Twittad, indicated that Twitter’s battle for ownership of the “tweet” trademark may finally have come to an end. According to Eliason, Twitter would drop a trademark lawsuit it filed against his company that sought to nullify Twittad’s registered trademark of the word “tweet.” In return, Twittad would transfer its registered trademark of “tweet” to Twitter, he said.
- USPTO Announces New Rules for Derivation Proceedings
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently published final rules governing derivation proceedings. The new patent proceedings are designed to ensure that a person will not be able to obtain a patent for an invention that he or she did not actually invent once the new first-inventor-to-file system launches.
- Former Employee Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Motorola Trade Secret Theft
A former Motorola employee has been sentenced to four years in prison for trade secret theft. Hanjuan Jin’s sentence is one of the harshest in the history of criminal trade secret theft prosecutions.
- Is Social Media Putting Your Company’s Valuable Trade Secrets at Risk?
With the explosion of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, it is likely that many of your employees use social media for both personal and business interactions. While these tools can be a great way to spread the word about your company’s products or services, they can also compromise proprietary information, including trade secrets.
- Broadcasters’ Copyright Infringement Case Against Aereo Heats Up
The copyright infringement litigation pitting startup Aereo against several major broadcasters is now underway. Because the decision could shake up how consumers get their television, the media and technology industries are closely watching the case.
- Obama to Use Trademark Law to Protect Veterans
To help crack down on for-profit colleges and universities using fraudulent tactics to enroll military veterans, President Barak Obama is turning to trademark law. The White House recently announced that the President will sign an executive order that, among other things, orders the Department of Veterans Affairs to register “GI Bill” as a trademark.
- IP FAQ: When Does Trade Secret Theft Become a Federal Crime?
Trade secret theft is generally addressed through civil lawsuits. However, in some cases, the misappropriation of trade secrets can rise to the level of a federal crime. The Economic Espionage Act of 1996 criminalizes trade secret theft committed for personal benefit within the country or for the benefit of a foreign government.
- 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.
- New FBI Campaign Targets Trade Secret Theft
The Federal Bureau of Investigation rarely likes to call attention to its ongoing spy tactics. However, the agency recently launched a national campaign designed to draw attention to a growing problem in the United States—economic espionage.