Author: Cort Welch

Linking to the Past: Week of October 13

Linking to the Past: Week of October 13

WikiLeaks released another draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s intellectual property chapter. As you might have guessed, many are displeased. Congratulations, European librarians! You can digitize your books without infringing copyrights. Access to the internet...

A ®ose By Any Other Name

A ®ose By Any Other Name

A successful trademark can provide more than just brand recognition or notoriety. In fact, Forbes reports that the 10 most valuable trademarks have a collective worth of over $300 billion. That figure is greater...

Linking to the Past: Week of September 29

Linking to the Past: Week of September 29

Fresh off Eliza’s and Prof. Sprigman’s discussion of sampling, LMFAO argues that “Every day I’m shufflin’” constitutes fair use of Rick Ross’ “Every day I’m hustlin’.” Good luck trademarking McAnything. The TTAB is pretty...

Loser Pays in Patent Litigation?

Loser Pays in Patent Litigation?

With the America Invents Act and its overhaul of U.S. patent system just barely behind us, Congress has introduced eleven bills for further reform this year. Each of these bills addresses the abusive litigation...

Privacy Papers, Part 3 – 1.0

Privacy Papers, Part 3 – 1.0

The PrivacyPapers was released over a two week period of emails by Michael Kasdan, who has generously given us permission to post it in its entirety over several posts. You can search Twitter: #PrivacyPapers,...