Alt Legal IP News – Issue #128
Justin Wickersham | February 26, 2019
– 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.
– 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.