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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.

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 # 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."

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 #149

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #149

- A new Apple patent filing shows a mixed reality headset that tracks your whole face. Also in Apple news, Apple plans to buy Intel’s wireless chip unit for $1 billion.

- The US District Court in Connecticut recently found Best-Lock Construction Toys to be inviolation of several of Lego's copyrights.

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.

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #51

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #51

Costco's decision to make and sell "Tiffany" rings made them $3.7 million. They now must pay $19 million to Tiffany & Co.
 

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #49

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #49

A federal appeals court upheld the invalidation of the "podcasting patent" with a little help from the EFF.