Shark Tank’s Daymond John Teams Up With Gillette

Procter & Gamble names Daymond John of ABC’s Shark Tank as its official spokesperson for Gillette’s Shave Club in an effort to compete with Dollar Shave Club and Harry’s.

Washington Redskins Trademarks Cancelled

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) recently canceled a variety of Washington Redskins trademarks on grounds that the trademarks were disparaging to a significant proportion of Native Americans at the time of registration.

Apple awarded $290 million in Samsung damages retrial

In the latest installment of the patent wars between Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a U.S. jury awarded Apple $290 million in the damages retrial against Samsung.

How A Great Idea Was Born: The Flatbox- Lunch Box

The Boca Raton Intellectual Property Law firm of Robert M. Downey, P.A. is proud to announce that its
clients, Rita Floyd-Vester and Csaba Vester of Solvetta, LLC, won the Innovation Award at the 2013
International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago this past March.

Resale Market for Digital Purchases Deemed to Violate Copyright Act

Walking around a flea market or garage sale will inevitably take you for a stroll down memory lane as you come across someone selling old records, cassette tapes, CD’s and maybe even an 8-track or two. Reselling old music is a common occurrence as technology changes and we clean out our closets. ReDigi took that very idea of a resale market for music, and digitized it. They developed a service that allows consumers to sell their old digital music files.

Supreme Court Makes Ruling in Controversial Human Gene Patentability Case

The Supreme Court handed down a ruling on Thursday in the Myriad Genetics Inc. biotechnology case. Under the Patent Law, things that naturally occur in nature are not patentable. At issue was whether a human gene, as a product of nature, can be patented. Specifically, Myriad Genetics had the rights to seven patents on two genes; BRCA1 and BRCA2, linked to breast and ovarian cancer.

The FlatBox Lunch Box

The Boca Raton Intellectual Property Law firm of Robert M. Downey, P.A. is proud to announce that its clients, Rita Floyd-Vester and Csaba Vester of Solvetta, LLC, won the Innovation Award at the 2013 International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago this past March.

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Gene Patentability

On Monday, The U.S. Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments in the case against Myriad Genetics to decide whether a human gene can be patented. Myriad Genetics holds patents for two genes (BRCA1 and BRCA2) that are known to influence the risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer.

2013 Inductees to National Inventors Hall of Fame Announced

The 2013 inductees to the National Inventors Hall of Fame were announced yesterday and include inventors known for plasma displays, cellular technology and electronic synthesizers.

“Science of Innovation” Series Launched by USPTO, NSF and NBC Learn”

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NBC Learn have launched a “Science of Innovation” series in honor of Thomas Edison’s 165th birthday.

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