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Alt Legal IP News - Issue #34

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #34

In preparation for Easter, Americans were estimated to spend $2.6 billion on candy. One popular Easter candy is Jelly Beans, and their mass production wouldn't have been possible without these patents and trademarks.  
 

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #33

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #33

Would humanity be better off without intellectual property? This is a question people were mulling over in 1837 when the New York intelligentsia was pushing for international copyright laws. 
 

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #31

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #31

The Supreme Court heard opening arguments in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC this week.  As one writer wonders, is this the case that will bring sanity to patent law?
 

Ladies Techin' Control

Ladies Techin' Control

Brace yourselves. Women are here (and not just for the winter—WOOHOO!). Women’s day is one of our favorite holidays because women and girls around the world collectively declare love for our sisters from other misters. The world marches today and takes sexism head-on, except in China, where the men can be found hiking in heels. Here at Alt Legal, we recognize the social, political, economic, and cultural achievements and the continuing contributions made by women. Best of all, we practice what we preach. Alt Legal, an IP docketing software company, is led by a team that is committed to developing a diverse culture that is fair, inclusive, and rewarding.

Trademark Administration

Trademark Administration

Trademark attorneys, like many other attorneys, have to deal with a variety of administrative and repetitive tasks in the course of their substantive legal work.  Though a trademark attorney should have the final say on substantive trademark issues, there are many supporting positions that help busy trademark attorneys manage their trademark dockets and practices. Below are some of the roles that help manage a trademark practice and trademark docket.

Alt Legal Featured on TechnoLawyer

Alt Legal Featured on TechnoLawyer

Alt Legal's intellectual property management software was recently featured on the TechnoLawyer Blog. The article provides an overview of Alt Legal's software, discusses some key features, and includes the following quotation from Bill Samuels, an Alt Legal customer: "The platform automatically identifies and updates my docket without manual data entry. To replace Alt Legal, I would need multiple employees to manage my clients' trademark portfolios."

Podcast Catchup: IP Fridays

Podcast Catchup: IP Fridays

One of our favorite podcasts at Alt Legal is IP Fridays. The podcast is hosted by co-hosts Rolf Claessen and Ken Suzan. The episodes provide a succinct, focused, and, most importantly, interesting look at some of the most relevant topics in intellectual property. In the wintery weather, we are staying in and revisiting some of our favorite episodes including Episode #8 featuring Ed Timberlake, Episode #24 with Paul Banwatt, Episode #57 with John Welch, and Episode #63 with Ron Coleman, who is now working on the Slants case before the Supreme Court.