Archive for February, 2009

Employees and Patents

Frequently employers assume that when an invention is created on company time, it belongs to the company. There was a really nicely written article on the Graham and Dunn website that illustrates the problem regarding employer assumptions and employee’s rights with regards to who owns the patent.

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Trademark Blog Link

While catching up on my blogging, I wanted to add another trademark blog that has some really great links and literature on them.

The TTAB Blog is one that is regularly updated and discusses cases as they come out

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The American Bar Association

held a poll regarding the 100 best legal based blogs on the web- the Iowa Estate Plan blog put out by Matthew Gardner got good reviews. Click to see it

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Features on an IPhone

Intellectual property can take all types of twists and turns. One of the most, ahem, colorful ones that was recently filed in Colorado was Infomedia v. Air-O-Matic in the United States District Court in Colorado, case number 09-CV-00302 that was filed on February 13, 2009.

The case centers around a feature created by Infomedia that can be added to the IPhone, whereby the user of the phone can download the Ifart feature, which is designed to discourage IPhone theft. In the complaint, Infomedia is seeking a declaratory judgment from the court on whether or not it infringes on the trademark or unfairly competes with the AOM “Pull My Finger” IPhone application.

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