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Friday, 19 October 2018

19 October 2018

IP IN THE MASS MEDIA

Michael Kors Sues Owner of New York Building, Claiming Complicity in Sale of Counterfeit Products

This week The Fashion Law blog reported that designer MICHAEL KORS sued the owners of a building in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, claiming that they have allowed vendors selling counterfeit Michael Kors products to lease space in the building for over ten years and have taken no action to stop the illegal activity, despite multiple seizures of the counterfeit goods.

Wall Street Journal Discusses Trade Secret Dispute Between Silicon Valley Startup and Huawei

Yesterday the Wall Street Journal reported on a dispute between Silicon Valley startup CNEX Labs and its co-founder YIREN RONNIE HUANG and Huawei and its Futurewei subsidiary concerning trade secrets related to solid-state disk storage technology.

HAVE YOU LISTENED TO THE NEW STROKE OF GENIUS™ PODCAST?

Two episodes of IPO Education Foundation’s new Stroke of Genius™ podcast are available on Apple podcasts! The season premiere explores inventions at the intersection of food and convenience, starting with the bread slicing machine, one of the most referenced inventions in American history. The second episode discusses how a cultural pioneer used her work in ophthalmology to break down social barriers and how Thanksgiving leftovers led to a breakthrough for LASIK eye surgery. Discover how these inventions came to be and why they wouldn’t exist without intellectual property protection. Listen now and share with your friends and colleagues! For more information about the podcast, visit IPOEF.org.


Law & Advocacy

Friday, February 21, 2014

2014 USPTO BUDGET WILL ALLOW HIRING, SATELLITE OFFICES

During the quarterly meeting of the USPTO’s Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC), Chief Financial Officer TONY SCARDINO reported that the 2014 appropriations bill signed in January funds the USPTO at $3.024 billion – $90.8 million above the fiscal 2013 enacted level and $238.3 million above the fiscal 2013 sequestration level. The budget will allow the USPTO to hire 1,000 patent examiners and 63 administrative patent judges and provides funding related to opening satellite offices in San Jose, Denver, and Dallas. Projected 2014 spending is estimated at $2.948 billion. The White House will release its fiscal 2015 budget on March 4.


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