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Archive: September 2012

Celebrity Impersonation and the Right of Publicity

Posted by Michael Boyle on Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Last fall after a day of sightseeing, several rounds of drinks, and a walk down to Navy Pier; I found myself listening to the rather familiar sounds of The Beatles. As we walked closer, approaching the Landshark Beer Garden, not only did the music grow louder, but several realizations descended on our group simultaneously: a)…

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Constitutional Challenges to the America Invents Act

Posted by Alex Lutzow on Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Welcome back, this is the first installment of the fall semester. A constitutional challenge to patent reform (AIA) has been circulating in the news lately. Read the complaint in Madstad & Stadnyk v. USPTO. The Constitutional question posited by the suit is a challenge to the AIA’s implementation of a first-to-file (rather than a first-to-invent)…

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