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Alli Pyrah

Location: New York
Company: Managing IP
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  • Fri, 23 May 2014

    Amazon loses domain bid, Medtronic settles with Edwards Lifesciences, Nintendo scores patent victory, Led Zeppelin in copyright fight - the week in IP

    Amazon's loss to South American countries over the .amazon domain, a Led Zeppelin copyright dispute, Medtronic's billion dollar settlement, the Scotch Whisky Association's objections to Asian trade marks, Apple and Samsung negotiations, and a patent infringement case win for Nintendo were among the intellectual property stories hitting the headlines this week

  • Mon, 21 April 2014

    Score sheet: Aereo and FilmOn X versus the broadcasters

    Aereo will face the broadcasters accusing it of copyright infringement in the Supreme Court on April 22. But how did the online streaming service and its rival FilmOn X (formerly known as Aereokiller) fare in the lower courts?

  • Wed, 12 March 2014

    DeGeneres “selfie” is a golden opportunity to improve IP education

    When Ellen DeGeneres agreed to a licensing request by the Associated Press to publish a photo of her taken at the Oscars, she set the stage for a heated debate on copyright

  • Thu, 13 February 2014

    “Dumb Starbucks” - dumb fair use defence

    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

    Charbucks proves that context is everything in trade mark dilution claims

    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

    How can the Federal Circuit resolve its “failure” to define Section 101?

    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

    Why attorney fees may not be the key to reducing patent trolling

    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

    "Indefinite" hold on new USPTO offices is unlikely to last long

    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

    Yahoo acquisition of Tumblr creates copyright concerns

    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

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