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Bold News! Hashtags Carry More Value Than You Think! Register your #Hashtag!

July 18, 2017 Can you remember a time when the hashtag symbol “#” did not have the special meaning that it has today? While there was a point in time when using the hashtag symbol in a sentence or phrase in the manner that it is used today would have made no sense to a […]

Bold News! Fidget Spinners Are The Newest Fad, But Are They Really That New?

July 10, 2017 I keep hearing about fidget spinners being the current fad and see children spinning something on their fingers every time I go out. Why are these things so popular and just what are they? I asked the child waiting in line behind me at the bowling alley. The child stated, “It’s a […]

Bold Move! The Future of Solar Cells: Thermophotovoltaic Cells

July 3, 2017 Everyone knows Tesla Motors is widely hailed as a pioneer in electric power. Their relatively successful Model S has helped build Tesla into one of the most valuable motor companies in the world. Tesla has also started to make waves with the release of solar panels and sustainable energy systems designed for […]

Bold Decision! THE SLANTS: “Free” to Disparage

June 28, 2017 Who are THE SLANTS? THE SLANTS are an Asian-American dance-rock band whose controversial band name became the subject to the recent Supreme Court decision (June 19, 2017) on trademark law and the First Amendment. A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol and/or design that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods […]

Bold Move! HBO’s “Sillicon Valley” Gave Its Take On A Patent Troll Attack

June 26, 2017 Patent trolls have gained a lot of attention in the patent world. These so-called patent trolls are entities that monetize their patent rights by way of filing a lawsuit or demanding a license from potential infringers. The patent trolls often acquire their patent rights from a bankrupt firm and many of them […]

Bold Considerations! Reebok CrossFit: The Importance of Re-branding

June 22, 2017 Once a household name in the athletic footwear market, Reebok became virtually irrelevant in the 1990s. While still being a well-known mark in the athletic industry, Reebok’s real claim to fame arose when it signed a 10-year licensing contract with CrossFit Inc. for exclusive rights to create CrossFit-branded footwear and apparel. This […]

Bold News! Mice With 3D Print Ovaries Reproduce Successfully!

Biological printing is an exciting new field that requires scientific expertise in biology, medicine, engineering, chemistry, and nano-scale technology. All of these fields have come together in recent years to fully explore the possibilities offered by this cutting edge tech. Most recently, 3-D printed mouse ovaries were manufactured and implanted in female mice at Northwestern […]

Bold News! Death By Trade Secret: The Fall of Uber

Trade Secrets are often synonymous with such iconic images and tastes such as the Coca-Cola Company® (“Coke”) formula and corporate espionage, where an employee steals the proverbial keys to the kingdom to wealth and prosperity. However, rarely do trade secrets involve both the possible demise of a startup company based upon alleged criminal conspiracy and […]

Bold News! SpongeBob SquarePants v. The Krusty Krab Restaurant: An Epic Trademark Battle

June 13, 2017 Like many children of the late 1990’s to early 2000’s, I loved watching SpongeBob SquarePants on TV. Everything about it was innovative, creative, and entertaining for young minds to be transported into an undersea world of fantasy laced with elements of reality. Aired on Nickelodeon, this animated series was both popular and […]

Bold Decision! SCOTUS APPROVED: Impression Int’l Inc.’s Wins its Case on Second-Hand Toner Cartridges

June 8th, 2017 Patents were created to drive innovation and technology. They do so by rewarding a patent owner a 20-year monopoly to “exclude others from making, using, offering to sell, or selling [its] invention throughout the U.S. or by importing the invention into the U.S.” 35 U.S.C. § 154(a). This ensures that the patent […]

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