Alt Legal IP News - Issue #24

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Friend Me, Snap Me, Watch Me

- 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. 

The Stars

- 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