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New studies indicate that children who begin lying at an earlier age will be more successful in later life.
Hacking of personal information increases tenfold with introduction of Spokeo, a program that imports private information from social networking sites.Continue Reading →
On November 9, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments for Bilski v. Kappos. The case, whose facts were reported on earlier, involves whether a “business model” is patentable. At the end of the day, it seemed that the Justices were skeptical of whether the way in which a company [...]Continue Reading →
In the news . . .
Federal judge sides with artist over trademark dispute with University of Alabama for highly accurate sports paintings.
More tax trouble–actor Nicholas Cage owes $6 million.
All-star pitcher busted for marijuana possession after being pulled over for speeding.
Actress Sandra Bullock and husband [...]Continue Reading →
On September 23, 2009 By Andrew Cunningham
Lions, Tigers and Bears, oh my! It is not uncommon for professional sports teams to be named after courageous, cunning, or speedy animals (or maybe pretty birds in the case of the Blue Jays and Cardinals), but some teams opt to honor notable characters from history like the Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Pirates and Texas Rangers, [...]Continue Reading →
This weekend I spent part of my Friday night at my computer just so I could participate in Facebook’s very own virtual land grab. That is how some have described Facebook’s offering of usernames (also called vanity URLs) that was scheduled to start at 12:01AM EST on June 13. [...]Continue Reading →
On June 1, 2009 By JETLaw
Following in the footsteps of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the Copyright Office is now facing long delays and mounting backlogs in its attempts to keep up with the flood of new applications for copyright registration. This backlog has prolonged the wait time for applicants to have their registration processed from 6 to [...]Continue Reading →
You may be familiar with Twitter, the social networking site based on status updates of 140 characters or less. One of the features that makes the service unique is the URL that it provides: since the username is included in the URL, each name can only be used once. Couple this with [...]Continue Reading →
On March 11, 2009, in an unpublished per curium decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit denied Yahoo!’s writ of mandamus, effectively affirming the district court’s refusal to transfer American Airlines’s trademark infringement and misappropriation suit to the Northern District of California.
American’s underlying suit, [...]Continue Reading →
Are you sure that the fancy cheese you bought is actually a product of France? Or how about that tasty prosciutto you paid top dollar for? Did it really come from Italy? Geographical indications, aside from denoting trademark information, help us determine whether we’re willing to pay more for a certain [...]Continue Reading →