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An actual jury verdict favoring plaintiff in false advertising case based on false patent claims

Hillman Group, Inc. v. Minute Key Inc., No. 13-cv-00707, 2018 WL 1532526 (S.D. Ohio Mar. 29, 2018) Here’s a reminder that meaningless macho banter about the competition can come back to haunt you.  The parties compete in the self-service, automatic … Continue reading

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Conference: administrative law/private law interface in IP

The Administrative-Private Law Interface in IP,  March 29, 2018 A conference co-organized by the Project on the Foundations of Private Law at Harvard Law School and the University of Texas School of Law, sponsored by Qualcomm Inc. More info here. … Continue reading

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WIPIP Concurrent 2

Nancy Kim, The License v. Sale Puzzle after Impressions v. Lexmark Sales exhaust the patentee’s rights to any item regardless of what the contract says. But restrictions on licensees are different because a license doesn’t implicate the same concerns about … Continue reading

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WIPIP: Opening plenary

WIPIP Plenary [Standard disclaimer: these are just my notes; I miss stuff or it’s about patents and I don’t necessarily get it; I also have to pick and choose from many attractive panels and this year I’m only at the … Continue reading

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AIPLA scholarships & contests for students

Sidney B. Williams scholarship for law students from underrepresented minority groups interested in IP law. Jan Jancin award for law students with a demonstrated record in the study of IP. Moot Court on patent issues. Robert C. Watson award for … Continue reading

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Are Crocs’ uniqueness claims a crock?

Crocs, Inc. v. Effervescent, Inc., No. 06-cv-00605, 2017 WL 4286148 (D. Colo. Sept. 25, 2017) Crocs makes molded clogs, and Dawgs is a competitor. Allegedly, “[e]ach and every functional feature disclosed in the [’858] patent application, except the heel strap, … Continue reading

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IPSC Breakout Session III

Useful Articles  Star Athletica: Stuck on the Merry-Ground  – Alfred C. Yen We’re just going round and round. Those who can’t remember the past are condemned to repeat it; a page of history is worth a volume of logic. For … Continue reading

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