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    June 18, 2014

    Washington Redskins Lose Trademark (Forever, Hopefully)

    Imagine if someone wanted to name their professional sports franchise the Washington White Guys. Or the Washington Black Men. People might take offense to that. The U.S. Patent Office would; it made that clear in its Wednesday ruling on the NFL's Washington Redskins' name. The office said the team' ... More >>

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    November 21, 2013

    East Texas Lawyer's Anti-Semitic Jokes Cost Cisco $60 Million

    Otis Carroll of Ireland, Carroll & Kelley is an attorney in Tyler, Texas, where the vaunted rocket-docket patent litigation district court sits (a/k/a as the "Eastern District of Texas," at least one of its "divisions"). Carroll was retained as "local counsel" by Cisco in a piece of patent litigatio ... More >>

  • News

    November 8, 2012

    Patent Law: The New Cold War

    On the frontlines of the costliest battle in the high-tech world.

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    September 21, 2012

    Good Dog Hot Dogs: A Cautionary Tale for Small Businesses

    The Good Dog Hot Dogs truck has almost disappeared from the Internet overnight, even though they are very much still in business. On September 19th, both their Facebook page and web site were taken down. The same day, the popular food truck posted to Twitter: "Our apologies, we're currently working ... More >>

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    August 17, 2011

    What Google & Motorola's Marriage Means To The Music Industry

    The Daily Beast​Google stunned the tech world last week when it tied the knot with Motorola for $12.5 billion. But it's the music business that should be raising its brows at the union. Like any typical suitor, Google weighed Motorola's considerably large assets in its decision to get in bed ... More >>

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    May 28, 2009
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    November 12, 2008

    Wii Will, Wii Will Sue You

    Hey all you Wii fanatics, sitting out there happily glazy-eyed, thinking you're actually exercising, thinking the Japanese must be freakin' genuises (genuiiii?) for inventing this thing -- you're wrong. You're wrong because a) Happiness shouldn't come from an electronic bowling game; b) It ain't ex ... More >>

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    October 4, 2007

    The Future of Food

    If you are what you eat, then you might be a genetic freak

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    December 21, 2000


    Ministry Magic, Rice Wars, Cross to Bear

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    November 23, 2000

    RiceTec Paddy Whack

    An Alvin-based rice company, the Prince of Liechtenstein, the United States Patent Office, and an Indian eco-feminist bring global trade debates to a roiling boil on Houston's back burner

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    August 20, 1998
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    August 20, 1998

    Biological Disaster

    Zonagen Inc. took its name from Bonnie Dunbar's groundbreaking research into contraceptive vaccines. Then, when she wasn't looking, the company took her research.

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    March 17, 1994

    Soundboard to Heaven

    Justice Records is looking for treasure in a CD gap