Week´s news headlines – Aug. 26th 2016

Intellectual Property Implications of the Medical Wearable and Wellness Device Revolution for Startups We are exploding into a transformative revolution in the data processing and miniature biometric sensor space. This is fueling advances in both wearable “medical” devices as well as enabling a new industry in sometimes closely related wearable “wellness” devices. While both established […]

Week´s news headlines – Aug. 12th 2016

The US Olympic Committee Is Actually Banning Retweets The U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) sent out a letter last week warning non-sponsor companies against using the Olympics’ intellectual property. Read more at: http://dailycaller.com/2016/08/02/the-us-olympic-committe     Hashtags, trademarks and the Rio Olympics The opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio is now just eight days away. But […]

Week´s news headlines – jul. 8th 2016

Unilateral Refusals to License Intellectual Property The antitrust laws generally provide that a firm has no duty to deal with or to aid its competitors.1 This long-established principle applies equally to intellectual property, which the courts treat the same when applying the antitrust laws.2 A unilateral refusal to deal occurs in the IP context when a patent […]

Week´s news headlines – jun. 10th 2016

WHEN DOES POP-CULTURE HOMAGE CROSS THE INTELLECTUAL-PROPERTY LINE? To unsuspecting customers at Bad Owl Coffee in Henderson, the sign identifying Platform 9 6/8 must seem pretty random. But fans of a certain boy wizard—and perhaps regulars dating back to Bad Owl’s start—might give it a double-take, since it once read Platform 9 3/4, the hidden train […]