Alt Legal IP News – Issue # 188
Bri Van Til | May 12, 2020
– A packaging company in Delaware is suing Clorox for allegedly infringing its patents for containers. Maybe it wants to wipe out the competition.
– A law firm in Dallas has fired an administrator who allegedly posted on Twitter threats to use a “Glock” and “Hornady hollow points” if he was required to wear a mask at Whole Foods.
– Since the pandemic began, applicants have filed hundreds of trademark applications for various face masks, including to protect slogans like, “Make America Breathe Again.”
Animals Crossing IP Lines
– A photographer in Indiana is alleging copyright infringement of his photo of a horse.
– An applicant has failed to catch a patent for his process of “select[ing] a colored or colorless quality of a fishing hook based on observed and measured water conditions.”
– For the next webinar in our series, come hear Stefanie Marrone talk about how to market your firm’s services in this strange time.
– As always, come to our weekly virtual happy hour on Thursday at 5 EST!
– In case you missed Maddy Martin and Sonia Lakhany’s webinar on awesome and affordable technology to use to meet client demands, check out the recording and presentation.
– INTA’s June conference, “Brands in Society: Their Influence and Responsibility,” is going virtual.
– This Lexology- and WTR-sponsored webinar focuses on domain strategies.
– Warner Music Group needs rockin’ associate counsel, and Stamps.com is looking for associate general counsel that they can give a stamp of approval.
– Hachette Book Group is looking for associate general counsel; they want an applicant who’s sharp.
– Like every other company on this list, T-Mobile is also looking for counsel, but they want theirs to be senior.
– Have an open role on your team? Send a link to your job listing to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll publish it in our next newsletter.
Odds and Ends
– Update: the Dr. Seuss/Star Trek copyright infringement case is boldly going to the 9th Circuit.
– A judge ordered an attorney, whom many Southern District judges refer to as a “copyright troll,” to take a firm management course because he has allegedly repeatedly failed to follow her instructions.
– Nintendo has filed copyright claims to shut down posts about the fan-developed Super Mario 64 PC port.
– AI might not qualify for IP protection, but the USPTO plans to use it to aid in IP registration.