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Alt Legal IP News – Issue #116

Justin Wickersham | November 27, 2018
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Some Spooks

– The Satanic Temple settled their $50 million lawsuit against Netflix.

– The makers of Scream are suing a Boston Celtics player for using the mask image on his “Scary Terry” merch.

– Do patents have souls? Are they creepy?

Some Innovations

– The third largest wave of American innovation may be coming to a close.

– What if you could experience VR but without the walking? Google’s new patent could skate users through alternate realities.

– Clap on, clap off technology was mostly used for lighting… until now.

Some Recognizable Names

– A joke stealing lawsuit against Conan O’Brien is moving forward.

– If Kobe Bryant is required to testify in an ongoing trademark lawsuit, his lawyers say he will take inspiration from Lil Wayne.

– Levi Strauss is suing Yves Saint Laurent over their pocket tab design.

– Louis Vuitton has a strategic approach to brand protection.

 Odds and Ends

– Check out this interesting long read on copyright’s male gaze.

– In a scathing opinion, a judge accused a copyright troll of treating his court “like an ATM.”

– Two inventors are questioning whether the shut down of a government program is still affecting patent decisions.

– Amazon is working with the USPTO to address bad actors who are altering trademark data.

– Who knew there are so many patents behind pumpkin pie?

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