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Lance Armstrong Foundation Sues Dog Collar Makers

By now, everyone has seen the yellow “LiveStrong” wristbands made popular by Lance Armstrong and his Lance Armstrong Foundation during Armstrong’s run of seven consecutive Tour de France titles. Since 2004, more than seventy million wristbands have been sold for $1 each, with proceeds going to the Foundation, a national cancer advocacy charity. Now, the [...]

Alive: Poetry Screen Saver

United States Patent No. 7,269,802 (“the ’802 patent”) issued on September 11, 2007 for POETRY SCREEN SAVER. Writing poetry is a skill that requires a lot of creativity and is something that few can do well. Poets often have their own favorite counterparts and may sometimes mirror their work after these poets. Now, aspiring poets [...]

DEAD: Alarm and Communication System for Water Skiers

United States Patent No. 4,689,611 (“the ’611 patent”) expired on August 25, 2007 for an ALARM AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR WATER SKIERS. Water skiing has all the qualities of an enjoyable summer activity: water skiing is fun, exciting and involves a body of water. Water skiing may be a fairly safe activity; however, injuries happen [...]

USPTO Publishes New Patent Rules

In the August 21, 2007 issue of the Federal Register, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published two new rule changes. Under the first rule, an applicant may file two new continuing applications and one request for continued examination as a matter of right. An applicant must submit justification of why new evidence [...]

Arizona State Asks High School to Stop Using Similar Trademark

The sports teams from Culpeper County High School (CCHS), a high school in Virginia, have long been known as the Blue Devils and have used the same Blue Devil logo for over a decade. However, Arizona State University (ASU) alleges that the logo is confusingly similar to ASU’s Sun Devil logo. Fernando Morales, the trademark [...]