Monthly Archives: June 2009

Would You Like An Obama Cigar? We Think The USPTO Will Say: “No You Can’t!”

Co-author:  Branden Gregory (more on him later) We admit that we love trademarks enough that we can pass time away with our feet propped up while running random searches on the USPTO’s database of trademark applications.  Sure this time might be better … Continue reading

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Now On Twitter!

For those of you who read the last post closely, yes it is true.  IP Litigation From Flyover Country has jumped into Twitter and you can now access the posts through Twitter by following me @daverein. Because these are uncharted waters for me, … Continue reading

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A $1.92 Million Win For The Music Industry. Now What?

As I read Ben Sheffner’s tweets about the Capital v. Thomas case with interest, I was struck by how quickly the jury issued its decision to award the record companies $1.92 million – about $1.7 million more than the original jury awarded.  I … Continue reading

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The Music Industry Will Need To Win More Than Just The Legal Arguments In Capital v. Thomas

They do things differently in Sweden.  If there was an RSS feed for all the political news happening in Sweden, I think I would subscribe.  I remember in college hearing that Donald Duck beat out several political parties in the Swedish elections.  … Continue reading

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Supreme Court May Decide Whether Registration Is Required To File A Copyright Lawsuit

We at the Owners, Borrowers & Thieves 2.0 are big enough to admit to our mistakes when, after an exhaustive search, we can’t find anyone else to blame.  Not finding anyone to blame other than the sheer height of the stack … Continue reading

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More Chaos As To Whether Registration Is Required To File A Copyright Infringement Case

Forum shopping in not just for patent and securities attorneys although their shopping habits have a greater tendency to get picked up by the Wall Street Journal law bloggers.  Even in the copyright world, crossing state lines to a different circuit or district court can mean the … Continue reading

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