Robert Roby

Robert Roby

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

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Appeal of Final Refusal Maintaining that Human Jewelry is “Closely Related” to Pet Accessories

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. asked the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) to reconsider its rejection of an application for the mark GEORGE in connection with watches, clocks, jewelry, and imitation jewelry in Class 14 (U.S....more

11/3/2016 - Administrative Appeals Goods or Services Likelihood of Confusion Patent Examinations Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Trademarks Wal-Mart

Aereo - A Reboot Opportunity For Broadcasters?

Yesterday the Supreme Court issued the Aereo opinion and decided that, given its activities, Aereo is substantially similar to a cable television provider and therefore “perform[s] petitioners’ copyrighted works ‘publicly,’...more

6/27/2014 - ABC ABC v Aereo Aereo Broadcasting Cable Television Providers Copyright Copyright Infringement Public Performance Rights SCOTUS The Copyright Act

Sonos Forward-Publishes Patents: Strategic Upside, Limited Downside

Sonos' policy to forward-publish its patents seems to be more a calculated public relations move with some strategic upside and limited downside....more

3/13/2014 - Forward Publishing Law Matters Patent Applications Patents Prior Art Sonos

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