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Talk It Out
- Birkenstock stopped selling on Amazon last year due to a surge in counterfeits, but after a recent adjustment in one of Amazon's policies, Birkenstock's CEO wrote a blistering email to Amazon.
- Louis Vuitton filed a petition for writ of certiorari, hoping to get their parody bag case before the Supreme Court.
- A Florida based company claims that Apple's new "What did he say?" rewind feature infringes on their patent.
- In 1979, Xerox wrote a letter to the New York Times that revealed how much they hate people using their name as a verb.
The Big Bucks
- The University of Wisconsin-Madison will receive $506 million from Apple after a patent lawsuit victory.
- A court voided a $31 million licensing deal between Prince's estate and Universal Music due to conflicts with an existing contract.
- Apple also paid Nokia roughly $2 billion as part of a patent lawsuit settlement.
- A $20 million copyright infringement suit against Beyoncé is moving forward.
- A recently issued patent reveals a future with selfies without the selfie sticks.
- Have trouble flying? One day soon you may be able to pop a pill that would tell flight attendants exactly how you're doing.
- Amazon wants to use drones to keep an eye on people's homes.
- Despite Google Glass's rough start, a patent application reveals some of Apple's plans for AR glasses.
Odds and Ends
- Toblerone is not happy about a Twin Peaks candy bar with a striking resemblance to their own.
- Oklahoma State and Ohio State are battling it out at the USPTO.
- A British recording artist claims U2's 1991 song The Fly ripped off his record, which was on a demo tape he left at U2's recording studio, Island Records.
- INTA has launched a Pro Bono Clearinghouse pilot program.
See you next week!
The Alt Legal Team