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- Snapchat was hit with a patent lawsuit the same day they filed their initial public offering. A Canadian investment fund is claiming the right to their "Geofilters."
- The patent trolls are at it again- the victim this time? Netflix.
- Facebook was just ordered to pay a whopping $500 million in a suit over virtual reality technology. $50M of that is for copyright infringement. Why?
Lawyers for Good
- News organizations aren't the only ones being bombarded with "alternative facts."
- A big law associate went viral over the weekend for all the right reasons.
- Today is an important day for the President's executive order on immigration. Oral arguments in the case will live stream starting at 3pm PT here.
- Several legal tech companies, ABA groups, and legal organizations have teamed up to create this wonderful resource for lawyers looking to volunteer.
- Trademarks have popped up in an interesting place- a groundbreaking tax trial over Michael Jackson's estate.
- Beyonce is pregnant with twins. She hasn't filed trademark applications for her unborn but Bey did just file for a second trademark application for Blue Ivy's name.
- Twitter has been a buzz about a supposed trademark battle between Kylie Jenner and Kylie Minogue. But Kylie Jenner lost the battle all on her own.
Odds and Ends
- Did you watch the Super Bowl- I mean, the Big Game- this weekend?
- A Ukrainian network of individuals living with HIV/AIDS are attempting to invalidate a patent for an HIV treatment drug.
- The USPTO will begin to randomly audit declarations of use.
- Tesla quietly changed a new logo after being challenged by Adidas.
See you next time!
The Alt Legal Team