Category Archives: design patent

What does reputational harm mean? Lessons from Apple v. Samsung

Apple, Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., No. 12-CV-00630 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 27, 2014) Others will doubtless have much to say about the patent-specific aspects of this case, but I want to talk about what the court said about the relationship … Continue reading

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IPSC part 10: hodgepodge

Sixth Breakout Session The Patented Design Sarah Burstein What should the patented design cover?  Require the design to be applied to a particular product, and signal that in the name/title.  That better respects First Amendment concerns, notice function of patents, … Continue reading

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WIPIP: IP theory

Session 4: IP Theory, Parlor B Annemarie Bridy, Internet Payment Blockades Wikileaks: State Department publicly accused Wikileaks of violating US law; payment systems were suspended—PayPal, Visa, Mastercard.  Wikileaks ran through cash reserves in less than a year and suspended publication.  … Continue reading

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November 21st: WIPO Dir. Gen. Gurry at GW Law – Lecture and Live Webcast

The George Washington University Law School Intellectual Property Law Program cordially invites you to attend a lecture by The Honorable Francis Gurry, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization “Intellectual Property Policy in the International Economy”  The role of intellectual … Continue reading

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New treatise on fashion law

Lois Herzeca and my former Debevoise colleague (now at Gibson Dunn) Howard Hogan have just released Fashion Law and Business: Brands & Retailers.  My blurb calls it an “accessible overview of key issues facing any fashion business, with case studies, … Continue reading

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