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Alt Legal IP News – Issue #128

Justin Wickersham | February 26, 2019
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Patent Dockets

– Waco, Texas is quickly becoming the new Mecca for patent infringement cases.

– Calling this company a patent troll may result in a defamation lawsuit.

– Apple announced plans to close stores in the Eastern District of Texas to better protect the company from patent litigation.

Industry Problems

– This patent lawyer is credited with saving the CBD industry.

– 65 intellectual property scholars submitted a brief supporting Google in the ongoing Oracle case.

– Portlandia made fun of using of a food product’s journey as a selling point, but many companies are finding that the supply chain is their intellectual property.

Take It to Court

– The TTAB issued a precedential decision about the use of hashtags as trademarks.

– Emojis are increasingly present in courts, but courts aren’t prepared.

– Banksy may show up in courts around the world.

 Odds and Ends

– These seven black inventors obtained patents, despite many obstacles, and their work helped shape American life.

– A New York lawmaker endorsed a plan to help break an HIV-prevention drug’s patent.

– The Public Theater is suing the Public Hotel, alleging trademark infringement.

– The Supreme Court heard arguments about whether trademark owners should have more protections in bankruptcy cases.

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