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October 14, 2011

Giants Logo Dispute

The San Francisco Giants baseball team is being sued by Gogo Sports due to the use of the term "San Francisco" in an eerily similar script. For logos, click here. Gogo Sports obtained a federal trademark registration from the U.S. Trademark Office on its "San Francisco California" logo on March...

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June 10, 2011

Supreme Court Denies Stanford Ownership of Employee's Invention

by Wendy Marsh In a 7-2 decision, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday that Stanford University did not legally own an invention made by a former employee, Mark Holodniy, that was subsequently assigned by the employee in a separate agreement to a third party. The invention at issue was created...

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November 9, 2010

Who owns rights to genes?

The debate over whether genetically modified organisms should be patentable has been raging for many decades. In the United States, the general rule is that raw natural material is not patentable subject matter and therefore such applications are rejected by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. In 1980, the...

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October 8, 2010

The never-ending saga of Bilski

By Glenn Johnson The recently decided Bilski case has continued to spawn much discussion and debate and, unfortunately, has left the issue of patentability of business method patents under 35 U.S.C. §101 in a continued state of question. Shortly after the Bilski decision was handed down, the USPTO adopted Interim...

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