We often ask kids this question: “what do you want to be when you grow up?” While my trajectory towards lawyering is true, my answer wasn’t always immediately “lawyer.” I sought something that satisfied my passion for the...more
What if the Trademark Office took Taylor Swift’s controversial new trademark applications and stalled examination of them, preventing them from getting approved, despite having no legitimate basis to refuse their...more
A Hoppy Halloween from all of us ghoulish folks here at DuetsBlog!
Spending for Halloween this year is likely to hit $11 billion dollars, possibly more than is spent decorating for Christmas. This fact is easily...more
Growing up in the 80s, it’s amazing how both fashion and technology have evolved since Scrunchies and Commodore 64s – although a quite separate evolution. I can’t recall a fashionable pager (really, go try to find one), or a...more
In recent months, an increasing number of companies have reported receiving official-looking intellectual property notices and solicitations. These fraudulent solicitations may take the form of invoices, renewal notices, or...more
This is a once in a century technological leap, and I think Tesla needs to force itself to be the standard (by making this free licensing move) if the company is going to have longevity....more
Barring any unforeseen setbacks, Wall Street is aflutter as Thursday marks the latest in social media IPOs – Twitter…and we all remember how well Facebook’s IPO went....more
One of the best things about television is terrible (or terribly hilarious) infomercials showcasing American ingenuity.
Behold, one of the latest …The Air Curler®....more
One month from tomorrow, the most significant change to U.S. patent law in recent history will go into effect. Since 1790, when the first patent act was signed into law, the U.S. patent system has been a “first to invent”...more
Santa brought me one of my favorite trademarked and patented products: a LEGO® set!
Yes that is Mr. Firefighter dousing the flames on the LEGO® tree while holding a cup of coffee. The hero of my LEGOland!...more
There are many advantages to adding design patents to your overall intellectual property strategy, as we saw exemplified in this summer's verdict in Apple, Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., et al. and both companies' use...more