Last month, David Slater and the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) finally settled their two-year legal battle over the intellectual property rights of a rare Indonesian crested macaque monkey named Naruto, who took pictures of himself in ...Read More »
The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, whose Akwesasne territory straddles the U.S.-Canadian border in Franklin County, New York, and the provincial boarder between Ontario and Quebec, recently parlayed its sovereign immunity into several valuable pharmaceutical patents and a significant revenue stream. ...Read More »
IP Frontiers: Risks associated with user-generated content and design on e-commerce sites: A trap for the unwary—Part I
The surge of user-generated e-commerce and social media platforms has provided individuals—regardless of location, experience or financial status—the power to become a commercial artist, author, designer, musician or photographer. For emerging entrepreneurs, traditional barriers to entry have been removed by ...Read More »
On March 22, the U.S. Supreme Court released its much-anticipated decision in Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands.1 As readers of The Daily Record may remember,2 the Star Athletica case was about whether the design elements (stripes, chevrons, lines, etc.) on ...Read More »
For decades, computer-related inventions have survived various road blocks erected over time (statutory, case law, regulations and USPTO practice). When the latest road block came about and for some time afterward, i.e., Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International, 573 U.S. ...
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Donald Trump became the president-elect of the United States on Nov. 8. The switch in presidential party affiliation and resulting shift in upper-tier government personnel will have significant implications on many areas of the law. The non-existent political track record ...Read More »