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Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal back issues
Whose idea is it anyway? New approaches to the protection of "mere ideas".
December 1, 2006... A man approaches a business owner with an idea for a perfume, which he explains will remind wearers of being at the beach. The business owner derides the man for his ludicrous idea, but months later begins selling a perfume intended to remind wearers of the ocean. Whose idea was it? While...
Trademark Dilution Revision Act of 2006 signed into law.
January 1, 2007... President Bush recently signed into law the Trademark Dilution Revision Act of 2006 (TDRA). The TDRA revitalizes and broadens the reach of federal dilution laws that had been substantially narrowed three years ago by the Supreme Court's decision in Moseley v. V Secret Catalogue (1) and by...
New procedures at the USPTO: the risks and rewards of accelerated patent examination within 12 months.(US Patent and Trademark Office)
January 1, 2007... Many know all too well the value that investors and others place on the early certainty that a patent brings to being able to protect the company's inventions. But with the staggering backlog of patent applications at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), translating to perhaps years...
How will patents impact the commercialization of stem cell therapeutics?
January 1, 2007... It is often assumed that patents, especially broad patents, will impede the commercialization of stem cell therapeutics. That assumption, however, merits close consideration. While a number of stem cell patents have issued and legions of applications are pending, it is far from certain that...
Does YouTube's bright past mean a cloudy future?
January 1, 2007... Google's recent announcement that it is buying consumer media company YouTube made global news for several reasons, including the $1.65 billion purchase price. But the announcement was just the latest media coverage for YouTube, which consistently found itself in the news in 2006. ...