Recent IP News
More Limitations on Calculating Patent Damages
It now seems long ago when calculating patent damages was somewhat of a straight forward task. A patented feature was part of a larger product, and damages were determined based on the sales of the larger product.
Are Your LinkedIn Contacts Your Trade Secret?
We still do not know.
In a California US District Court case - Cellular v. Trinitas - an ex-sales employee started a competing company. During the ex-employee's employment, he created a LinkedIn account at the ex-employer's urging.
New Trademark Office Guidelines for Service Marks
One of the easiest yet sometimes confusing thing in a trademark application is to supply to the trademark office a specimen showing actual use of a mark for services.
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