Thu, 13 February 2014
The Dumb Starbucks “parody” coffee shop offered one of the stupidest justifications for trade mark infringement I have seen for quite some time
Wed, 04 December 2013
Was Starbucks’ trade mark lawsuit over a small New Hampshire coffee producer’s Charbucks blend motivated by bitterness over the criticism implied in the name, or a genuine concern that customers may be confused about the origin of the product?
Wed, 30 October 2013
Chief Judge Rader raised a few eyebrows during his entertaining speech on Friday at the AIPLA Annual Meeting in Washington DC
Wed, 09 October 2013
Last week, the US Supreme Court accepted two patent infringement cases challenging the standard used to assess when attorney fees can be claimed. But could the decisions have an unintended effect on the activities of patent trolls?
Mon, 15 July 2013
Last week, the General Services Administration (GSA) indefinitely halted its search for a permanent home for the USPTO’s new Silicon Valley office. The news was met with disappointment by industry and lawyers, who had hoped the office –one of five new USPTO locations planned around the country – would help speed up the application process. Efforts to move from temporary to permanent spaces for the new Denver and Dallas offices will also be delayed
Thu, 23 May 2013
On Monday, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced that her company has agreed to acquire blog hosting website Tumblr for $1.1 billion. The deal has raised copyright concerns, both for Yahoo and for Tumblr’s 100 million users