Recent IP News
Another Unpatentable Business Method - A Surprise?
Since the US Supreme Court decision in Alice, it seems to be almost the norm for the US Patent Office to reject a software patent application based on the lack of patentable subject matter. The same seems true in the courts.
Former Dictator of Panama - Manuel Noriega - Returns with a Claim of Misappropriating His Image
Mr. Noriega filed in California state court an action for the misappropriation of his image and likeness in the video game "Call of Duty: Black Ops II."
How Can You Trademark "How"?
Dov Seidman, author of "How: Why How We Do Anything Means Everything", uses the phrase "How Matters"...
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