Goldman, Breitbart And Embedded Tweets: Another Link In The Copyright Chain

The story begins in July 2016, when Justin Goldman was walking in the streets of New York City. Goldman spotted American football quarterback Tom Brady meeting with the Boston Celtics manager. He took a hurried picture with his phone and added it to the “My Story” section of his private Snapchat. Not long after, one of Goldman’s followers took a copy of the image and uploaded it to Reddit. The picture quickly began to […]

By | July 9th, 2018 ||

District Court Holds That Patent Validity Is A Single Issue For Collateral Estoppel Purposes

A federal district court in the Northern District of California granted plaintiff XpertUniverse’s (XU) motion for partial summary judgment on collateral estoppel and precluded defendant Cisco Systems from raising new invalidity grounds. The court also denied Cisco’s motion for judgment on the pleadings under 35 U.S.C. § 101.

In a previous lawsuit between the parties (the “First Action”), Cisco’s Remote Expert product was found to infringe XU’s U.S. Patent No. 7,499,903 (the “‘903 Patent”) and the […]

By | June 13th, 2018 ||

Flags As Trademarks: What Are The Rules Of The Road?

I never paid a lot of attention to Flag Day, until the year that my daughter was born on June 14. Now Flag Day is a special day for our family, and of course there is a lot of flag waving on Independence Day which comes hot on its heels. So this seems like a good time to review the rules on when you can register and use images of flags as trademarks.
Rules Regarding […]

By | June 12th, 2018 ||