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Let Me Fetch an Oatmeal Stout Lawsuit?

  The craft beer phenomena has ushered in an era of variety in beer flavors and some unique beer names. Craft beer fans enjoy beers with names like Kentucky Breakfast Stout (Founders Brewing Company), Plead the 5th (Dark Horse Brewing), more »

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Twitter Users Beware: Some #Hashtags are Trademarked

Be careful when you #hashtag because according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, there are several registered trademarks that include hashtags. As if the world of social media is not complicated enough, it is possible that your latest Twitter post includes more »

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Beam Me Up, Your Honor?

Recently, I came across an article on entitled “Is Digital Court the Wave of the Future?” The article takes the position that improvements to Internet speed will eventually enable judges, lawyers, and interested parties to seamlessly hold court via more »

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Homemade Copyright Infringement: Examining Etsy’s Copyright Policy

Etsy, a website founded by iospace in 2005, serves primarily as an online marketplace for homemade, handmade goods. Anyone who makes goods at home can use Etsy to open a “shop” and sell those goods on the internet. A quick more »

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Attack of the Clones

“The Sixth Day,” “Jurassic Park,” “Multiplicity,” and “The Island” are all popular movies that illustrate the real potential for cloning uses in our society. These movies were all released within the last twenty years and, at the time,  they were laughed more »

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A 21st Century David v. Goliath

You have probably pirated copyrighted material. This is not an accusation, but a fact. The internet-savvy readers of this blog likely have an above-average rate of piracy, which statistics show is rampant even among the general population. We have all more »

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Draw. Print. Shoot.

As I look at my dad’s old school Dot Matrix printer still sitting in his office next to my HP double sided color printer, I can see before my eyes how fast technology is changing. I can’t help but ponder more »

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Drop that phone! You’re under arrest!

Many states have now banned texting while driving. However, these laws may have implications that the legislatures could not have predicted. Here’s a likely scenario for you. After inviting a friend over for pizza and drinks, you text her, “ETA?” more »

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Student Privacy: The Price for Student Safety

Idyllic, warm, and sunny suburban Los Angeles—a perfect setting for the country’s latest clash between individual privacy rights and providing for the public’s security. Glendale Unified School District has recently contracted Geo Listening, a private Southern California company, to monitor more »

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Post-Kappos – Rethinking USPTO Efficiency

It’s no secret that when David Kappos took the reins of the USPTO in mid-2009, a major focus of his administration would be on reducing the backlog of outstanding patent applications significantly. Now that his departure as head of the more »

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