I was greatly amused to read the comments of The Honorable Paul Michel, former Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, to the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet at the
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It is interesting to note that in recent months, Internet giant Amazon.com has started to pay heed to complaints regarding counterfeit, “knock-off” goods being sold through the site. Through the years, Amazon, aided by an apparently sympathetic judiciary, has enjoyed…
Continue Reading The Giant Awakens
As a long-suffering Cubs fan, I expect it to be reversed on appeal.
Continue Reading They say the Cubs are going to the World Series!
I have now handled a couple of cases for small business people victimized by the irresistible on-line juggernaut known as Amazon.com.
In both cases, our clients were innocent victims of overseas scam artists who operate covertly, anonymously and well beyond…
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It’s not often that I get upset over an adverse result in court. It goes with the territory, and the only way never to lose is never to accept a challenge in the first place.
However, my equanimity in this…
Continue Reading When the going gets tough….Rule 36!
THE SLANTS, THE REDSKINS, STOP THE ISLAMISATION OF AMERICA, AMISHHOMO, THE CHRISTIAN PROSTITUTE, AMISHHOMO, MORMON WHISKEY, KHORAN for wine, HAVE YOU HEARD THAT SATAN IS A REPUBLICAN?, RIDE HARD RETARD, ABORT THE REPUBLICANS, HEEB, SEX ROD, MARRIAGE IS…
Continue Reading Federal Circuit Holds Trademark Office’s Ban on “Disparaging” Marks Unconstitutional
Cannabis legalization is getting a lot of attention in the country, and many legal commentators have touched on some of the issues at the intersection of trademark law and cannabis-related goods & services. But what happens when cannabis-related trademarks end up in…
Continue Reading Cannabis Trademark Litigation: Promotion of Cannabis Use Lawful for Trademark Purposes
On May 26, the Supreme Court finally drew a line in the sand on indirect patent infringement defenses. Enter: COMMIL USA, LLC v. CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.
Previously, the Federal Circuit held that “evidence of an accused inducer’s good-faith belief of invalidity…
Continue Reading Commil USA v Cisco- Belief of Invalidity Doesn’t Matter