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Alt Legal IP News – Issue #124

Justin Wickersham | January 29, 2019
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It’s Called Fashion

– Google is acquiring Fossil’s smartwatch technology for $40 million.

– How long will it be until this $40 dress leads to a lawsuit?

– A major fashion company wrongly sent a cease and desist for a domain name,

On Your Phone

– Your iPhone might soon replace your carbon monoxide detector.

– Amazon is working on a virtual dressing room.

– Gigi Hadid is in hot water, again, for posting copyright-protected photos of herself on her Instagram.

Big Decisions

– A new Supreme Court patent ruling provided a big win for generic drug makers.

– The USPTO came close to shutting down as part of the government shutdown but remains open for now.

– Google is hoping the Supreme Court will help them reverse the Federal Circuit’s controversial Oracle ruling.

 Odds and Ends

– Are you feeling lucky? The company who infringed Google’s “I’m feeling lucky” button certainly wasn’t.

– This is an interesting video on the most sampled loop in music history.

– A photographer is suing the Georgia Attorney General’s campaign over unauthorized use of his photographs.

– Rapunzel is at the center of an ongoing and interesting TTAB dispute.

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