Designs for patents

We previously described the evils of inter partes review, by which administrative panels within the USPTO kill issued patents with wild abandon.  Former Chief Judge Rader of the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals described inter partes review panels as ‘death squads killing property rights.’  A constitutional challenge to inter partes review was recently decided by the […]

R is for Registered

The distinctive smell of Play-Doh evokes memories of many happy hours of childhood play, those of my children and mine. Perhaps, if you played with the colored “doh,” you probably share similar nostalgia.  Hasbro has been making Play-Doh since the 1950’s and its distinct odor is not natural but a fragrance that Hasboro added to […]

gavel of justice

If your company collects, controls or processes information that can be used to identify an individual resident of the EU, either directly or indirectly, then the EU considers that you are subject to the GDPR regardless of where your company is located.  The identifying data may include, among other things, names, birthdates, addresses, e-mail and […]