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Beyond the Docket: Stephanie Pottick

Beyond the Docket: Stephanie Pottick

Welcome back to Beyond the Docket! This time we are back to interview Stephanie Pottick of Pottick Law PC. Pottick is a business and IP attorney and the former vice president of Sky Kids, a toy company. We talk about her experience managing a company and her emphasis on proactive IP and business protection.

Alt Legal IP News - Issue # 163

Alt Legal IP News - Issue # 163

What are the pros and cons of registering for a domain using a competitor's name?

The Trump campaign registered for Biden-related domain names and is using the sites to post negative campaign ads against the former vice president.

Alt Legal IP News - Issue # 162

Alt Legal IP News - Issue # 162

While many car manufacturers have moved to electric engines or hybrids, Ferrari has patented a more efficient V12 engine.

Alt Legal IP News - Issue # 160

Alt Legal IP News - Issue # 160

For those wanting to have fun with VR tech but concerned about tripping over furniture, Microsoft has patented a virtual reality mat.

Alt Legal IP News - Issue # 159

Alt Legal IP News - Issue # 159

Elizabeth Warren has proposed reviving the Office of Technology Assessment to give lawmakers a place to go so that they can be more informed when writing IP and technology policy.

Alt Legal IP News - Issue # 158

Alt Legal IP News - Issue # 158

Sony and Marvel Studios, whose battle threatened to break up the Avengers, have reconciled.

Beyond the Docket: Nancy Mertzel

Beyond the Docket: Nancy Mertzel

Welcome back to Beyond the Docket! This time we are back to interview Nancy Mertzel of Mertzel Law PLLC. Nancy is a litigator and IP attorney who left a large firm to start her own practice. We talk about her 4-year-long litigation case, her involvement with the Women-Owned Law Group, and her 2015 testimony before Congress.

Alt Legal IP News - Issue # 157

Alt Legal IP News - Issue # 157

Last week, Huawei announced that it was considering selling its 5G patents to a Western buyer, but was that a bluff? Either way, will the technology transfer ban hurt U.S. companies?

Alt Legal IP News - Issue # 156

Alt Legal IP News - Issue # 156

Nintendo's recent patent suggests it might start making foldable JoyCon controllers for the Switch. Meanwhile, Razer Asia Pacific recently filed a patent application for a device similar to the Switch.

Alt Legal IP News - Issue # 155

Alt Legal IP News - Issue # 155

BMW recently patented a motorcycle electric supercharger to increase the fuel efficiency of the combustion engine.

The Fees They Are A’Changin’ (Maybe)

The Fees They Are A’Changin’ (Maybe)

The USPTO is set to reconsider its fees for trademark applications, registrations, and maintenance this month, including a proposed 25% per class increase for paper applications (bringing them up to $750 per class) and electronic applications (bringing them up to $500 per class).

Alt Legal IP News - Issue # 154

Alt Legal IP News - Issue # 154

Basketball star LeBron James filed a trademark application for "Taco Tuesday" in classes related 9, 35, 38 and 41, all related to online media. Maybe he just wanted to give us something to taco 'bout. Check out the app here.

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #153

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #153

The USPTO deflated Tom Brady's hopes of trademarking "Tom Terrific."

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #152

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #152

The Ohio State University's application to trademark "THE" has sparked a heavy backlash, including from sports writer David Briggs, who denounced the move as arrogant.

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #151

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #151

McDonald's lost its tradeMc battle with Supermac's in EUIPO court, which denied the chain the exclusive use of the prefix "Mc."