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Copyright Does Not Protect Ideas, Only Expression

December 6 2017 On December 6, 2107, Judge Louis Stanton dismissed Randy Brown’s copyright law suit against Time Warner, Turner Broadcasting, Cartoon Network and…

Will Netflix have a Devil of Time Defending Suit Brought by Satanic Temple?

November 9 2018 The Satanic Temple sued Netflix for using a computer-generated image of Baphomet in the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina that was apparently copied…

A Helpful Guide to Ribbon Copies, Certified Patents, Patent Plaques, and More

June 18 2020 Anyone with an internet connection and a printer can download and print any U.S. patent from the USPTO, Google Patents, or other sources. When it…

Design Patent Infringement is a Matter of Appearance and Appearances

October 7 2019 Nike recently sued Skechers for infringement of twelve of Nike’s design patents. The Complaint convincingly establishes the similarity of the…

Dance Like No One is Watching; Email Like it’s Being Read Aloud at your Deposition

September 7 2017 “Dance like no one is watching; email like it’s being read aloud at your deposition” This sentiment was passed along this morning by a colleague. It…

Patent FAQ: Patent Renewals, Expirations, Coverage, Tax Benefits, and More

December 11 2020 Without a change in the law, a patent cannot be extended beyond the term for which it issued. The only way to extend protection is to invent and…

Harness Dickey Listed in the 2021 “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News - Best Lawyers®

November 5 2020 Harness Dickey, one of the nation’s largest and most respected intellectual property law firms, has been named to the 2021 “Best Law Firms” list for…

Descriptive Use of a Registered Trademark is not Infringement

November 4 2020 15 USC 1115(b)(4) provides that the use of a registered term is not trademark infringement if it is used “otherwise than as a mark” (meaning it is…

Proper IP Management Gives Pet Food Manufacturers a Competitive Edge

October 9 2020 In a crowded market like the pet food market, it is important for companies to distinguish themselves from the competition. The following topics…

Finding Claims Non-obvious Was Not Error, It Was the Application of the Proper Evidentiary Standard

September 25 2020 In Apple Inc. v. VOIP-PAL.com, Inc., [2018-1456, 2018-1457] (September 25, 2020), the Federal Circuit affirmed the PTAB’s determination that claims…