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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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IPSC Breakout Session II

IP Theory  The Boundaries of Intellectual Property: A Preliminary Exploration of Constitutional Salience – Amy Kapczynski What IP law is about: what values beyond efficiency we might be able to say this law serves.  You can’t justify IP v. grants … Continue reading

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false patent marking falls w/false advertising claim

Infinity Headwear & Apparel, LLC v. Jay Franco & Sons, Inc., 2017 WL 3309724, No. 15-CV-1259 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 2, 2017) Infinity sued Jay Franco for patent infringement, false marking, and false advertising.  Infinity has U.S. Patent No. 8,864,544, “Hooded Blanket … Continue reading

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Lack of damages dooms false marking, advertising claims

Gravelle v. Kaba Ilco Corp., 2017 WL 1349278, No. 2016-2318 (Fed. Cir. Apr. 12, 2017) Gravelle sued his competitor Kaba for falsely marking its key-cutting machines as “patent pending” for a time, as Kaba eventually admitted, and sought monetary relief … Continue reading

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Lack of damages dooms false marking, advertising claims

Gravelle v. Kaba Ilco Corp., 2017 WL 1349278, No. 2016-2318 (Fed. Cir. Apr. 12, 2017) Gravelle sued his competitor Kaba for falsely marking its key-cutting machines as “patent pending” for a time, as Kaba eventually admitted, and sought monetary relief … Continue reading

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