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Patent ‘trolls’ recede as threat to innovation. Will justices change that?

Posted by   /  November 27, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Intellectual Property, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Eduardo Porter | The New York Times In August, real estate agents in Texas fended off a company’s demands for royalty payments for a feature of many websites: the ability to show prospective home buyers where local schools, parks and grocery stores are. Administrative law judges at the United States Patent and Trademark Office […]

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Supreme court divided over legality of patent reviews; possible rulings analyzed by Rose Law Group intellectual property lawyer Jeremy Kapteyn

Posted by   /  November 27, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Intellectual Property  /  No Comments

Reuters U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday appeared divided over whether a federal agency’s in-house process for challenging patents violates the constitutional rights of patent owners, leaving the fate of a system that has led to a high rate of patent cancellation uncertain. In one of the most important patent cases to come before the […]

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Elon Musk: Artificial intelligence battle ‘most likely cause’ of WWIII

Posted by   /  September 5, 2017  /  Intellectual Property  /  No Comments

By Brett Molina | USA TODAY A race toward “superiority” between countries over artificial intelligence will be the most likely cause of World War III, warns entrepreneur Elon Musk. The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX has been outspoken about his fears of AI, urging countries to consider regulations now before the technology becomes more widely […]

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Elon Musk lays out worst-case scenario for artificial intelligence threat

Posted by   /  July 16, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Intellectual Property  /  No Comments

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey questions Musk over creation of new rules statement By Tim Higgins | The Wall Street Journal Elon Musk warned a gathering of U.S. governors that they need to be concerned about the potential dangers from the rise of artificial intelligence and called for the creation of a regulatory body to guide […]

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Arizona furniture company wins trademark suit in federal court; might be able to recuperate some costs, says Jeremy Kapteyn, chair of Rose Law Group Intellectual Property Department

Posted by   /  July 13, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Intellectual Property  /  No Comments

By Ben Moffat | Cronkite News A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that an Arizona furniture company had its trademarks infringed by another company that used its name and its logo to sell identical products – what the court called “slam-dunk evidence” of infringement. Stone Creek sued Omnia Italian Design, which had manufactured leather furniture […]

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Intel, while pivoting to artificial intelligence, tries to protect lead

Posted by   /  July 11, 2017  /  Intellectual Property  /  No Comments

By Steve Lohr | The New York Times] he computers in modern data centers — the engine rooms of the digital economy — are powered mainly by Intel chips. They animate the computing clouds of the internet giants and corporate data centers worldwide. But Intel is now facing new competitive forces that could pose a challenge […]

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Government can’t reject offensive trademarks; they’re protected, says Rose Law Group attorney Evan Bolick

Posted by   /  December 23, 2015  /  Intellectual Property, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

By Brent Kendall | The Wall Street Journal The U.S. government can’t reject trademarks that some people might find disparaging or offensive, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday, citing constitutional free-speech protections. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington struck down a nearly 70-year-old provision in federal law and sided with […]

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Huckabee sued over campaign song; happens in every election, says Rose Law Group attorney Evan Bolick

Posted by   /  November 23, 2015  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics, Intellectual Property  /  No Comments

  By Martha Neil | ABA Journal The campaign organization for Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is facing a copyright infringement suit over music played at a rally. The event featured both Huckabee and Kim Davis, the controversial Kentucky clerk once jailed for refusing to permit same-sex marriages. Filed Wednesday in federal court in Illinois, […]

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Monkeying around with copyright, Rose Law Group attorneys Sam Doncaster and Logan Elia chide case

Posted by   /  September 29, 2015  /  Intellectual Property  /  1 Comment

By Martha Neil | ABA Journal The U.S. Copyright Office has said that a monkey can’t be the author of a copyrighted work. But a lawsuit filed last week on behalf of Naruto, who is allegedly the monkey whose toothy selfies sparked an Internet sensation, is asking a federal court to find otherwise. In an […]

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All the ‘Happy Birthday’ song copyright claims are invalid, federal judge rules; Rose Law Group Litigation Attorney Logan Elia comments

Posted by   /  September 25, 2015  /  Featured News, Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

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By Christine Mai-Duc | Los Angeles Times None of the companies that have collected royalties on the “Happy Birthday” song for the past 80 years held a valid copyright claim to one of the most popular songs in history, a federal judge in Los Angeles ruled on Tuesday. In a stunning reversal of decades of […]

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