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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.

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #150

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #150

Ferrari threatened to sue a customer for trademark infringement for posting "distasteful" images that included the Ferrari brand.

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #148

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #148

- Scotland's space technology industry is booming, with a 12-fold increase in published space tech patents since 1969.

- Facebook was recently issued a patent to enable moderators to more easily censor content posted in groups. The tech includes a feature that would limit questionable content so that only the poster can see it.

- Nintendo's recent IP filings suggest new features for the Switch.

- Ford Motor Company's newest trademark suggests the company will soon offer new off-road packages. Check out the trademark application here.