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Advertising Class Actions: 2021 Year in Review

USA - March 31 2022 It won’t come as a surprise to companies in the food and beverage industry that they were a major target for false advertising class actions in 2021…

Anisha Shenai-Khatkhate, Jeffrey H Warshafsky, Jennifer Yang

Update on Artificial Intelligence: USPTO urges Federal Circuit to affirm decision that AI cannot qualify as an “inventor”

USA - March 9 2022 In three previous blog posts, we have discussed recent inventorship issues surrounding Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) and its implications for life…

Anisha Shenai-Khatkhate

Preparing for Europe’s Unified Patent Court

European Union - February 10 2022 After years of contemplation and delays, Europe’s Unified Patent Court will be operational in about one year. U.S.-based Life Sciences patent…

Alan S. Teran

Crypto chaos: Ethereummax executives, Kim Kardashian, Floyd Mayweather, Jr., and Paul Pierce sued in cryptocurrency advertising class action

USA - January 27 2022 Cryptocurrency, social media, and celebrity or influencer endorsements have all been top of mind recently, including for advertisers. A newly filed…

Reut N. Samuels, Anisha Shenai-Khatkhate

Instant dismissal: court dismisses instant oatmeal case against whole foods market

USA - January 26 2022 Judge Rachel Kovner of the Eastern District of New York recently dismissed a putative class action challenging Whole Foods Market’s label claims that…

Reut N. Samuels, Jeffrey H Warshafsky