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Trade Secrets Done Right

by: Andrew K Jacobson [caption id="attachment_1591" align="alignnone" width="150"] William Fothergill Cooke Journal Courtesy of Richard Warren Lipack/Wikimediacommons[/caption] Awhile ago, I wrote about how defendants can fight off bogus trade secret misappropriation charges Read More

“Who Gave You Permission to Make That?” The Intellectual Property Implications of 3D Printing.

By: Daniel Richardson [caption id="attachment_1569" align="aligncenter" width="185"] 3D Penrose Triangle Model[/caption] The Economist magazine has called 3D printing the “Third Industrial Revolution.” But, what is it and what do you need Read More

Where Exceptional Becomes Normal

by: Andrew K Jacobson Garrison Keillor’s fictional Lake Wobegon is famous as the place “where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above Read More

Star-Struck, or Struck Dumb?

by Andrew Jacobson Comedian Nathan Fielder has been revealed as the brains behind the “Dumb Starbucks” shop that popped up without fanfare (or a health permit) on a Friday afternoon. It disappeared Read More

Obama’s One Sentence on Patent Reform –

By Sharon Adams   After Passing the Most Sweeping Patent Law Reform in Decades, President Obama’s State Of the Union speech briefly mentioned patent law. “And let’s pass a patent reform bill that allows Read More

Towersquatting (and Contributory Cybersquatting)

by Andrew Jacobson [caption id="attachment_1362" align="aligncenter" width="150"] Petronas Towers[/caption]   The cybersquatter is a parasite that benefits from an internet user’s confusion who thinks that they are accessing a popular website, when they Read More

YogaGlo Patent Loses Its Shine

By: Sharon Adams YogaGlo Patent # 8,605,152, Figure 1 INTRODUCTION There has been much controversy in the yoga community about the recent issuance of a patent to YogaGlo. The YogaGlo patent contains claims Read More

What Could Go Wrong With a Wooden Horse?

One of the major justifications small business owners have for not protecting their information more carefully is “who would want our information? We’re just a small firm that doesn’t handle Read More

California’s New LLC Law and You

by: Daniel E Gwozdz Daniel E Gwozdz is a 2012 graduate of Gonzaga School of Law and the newest attorney at Bay Oak Law. If the title above grabbed your attention, chances are Read More

Now That’s a Hallmark Moment

When you think of Hallmark, you often think of the word “giving.” In a recent case, though, Hallmark will be doing the getting: a repayment of a substantial severance package Read More

When Being The Best Is Not Enough . . .

Dunkin’ Donuts has found the hard way that being the self-styled best isn’t good enough. The United States Patent & Trademark Office has refused to register its slogan “Best Coffee in America," as Read More

More Online Services Fall Under the COPPA Cabana

Online content providers – including websites and apps – need to add something to their 2013 To-Do list. [caption id="attachment_1051" align="alignright" width="320" caption="It covers you, too"][/caption] Beginning July 1st, the Federal Trade Read More

Limits on Civil Torture

[caption id="attachment_984" align="alignright" width="318" caption="Walking on red-hot irons? Easy. Try a 3-day depo."][/caption] It is easy to feel smug when we look back on our ancestors 1000 years ago. They had Read More

Sad Trolls, Happy Humanity

The copyright trolls had a bad day at the beginning of September, as Judge Phyllis Hamilton of the Northern District of California found that wireless router owners do not have Read More

Return of the Scammers

A few years ago, we warned about scammers who were sending official-looking notices from the "Business Filings Division," asking for $239 for statement of information filings. It was all a scam Read More

Resist the Torrent

If you had any doubts, the New Scientist has published a report that says that most torrent downloaders have their internet protocol ("IP") addresses logged within three hours of the download. The article Read More

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