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On Friday, CRISPR Therapeutics, a leading gene-editing company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts and the Regents of the University of California and their partners, co-owners of patent technology relating to CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing technology, announced that they have appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit the decision by the United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) that there was no interference-in-fact between the claims in interference between CRISPR Therapeutics and the University of California and the Broad Institute, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.[1]

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As the dust begins to settle around the public relations nightmare for United Airlines arising out of its decision to remove a bumped passenger who was physically dragged from an overbooked flight on Sunday, many flyers are asking: What are my legal rights?

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EB Horn photogridimageOn Monday a federal judge denied a request from E.B. Horn, one of America’s oldest jewelry stores located in downtown Boston that she order rival Horn’s Jewelers to immediately stop using that name because the venerable Boston jeweler waited two years after its downtown competitor opened to file a trademark lawsuit and is still in business, demonstrating it is not suffering “irreparable harm”.

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bike-car-crashUnfortunately, statistics show there are two kinds of bicyclists: Those who have had an accident and those who are going to have one. But, what should a bicyclist do if involved in a collision with a motorist? What are your legal rights and remedies?

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Pepperidge Farms Sues Trader Joe’s: That’s The Way The Cookie Crumbles!  

December 8, 2015

  Norwalk, Connecticut based Pepperidge Farm, a division of Campbell Soup Company, has brought suit against Trader Joe’s Company, accusing the popular Monrovia, California grocery store chain of trademark infringement over a product called Crispy Cookies that it says too closely resembles both the look and package design of Pepperidge Farm’s iconic Milano cookies — […]

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Segway Files Patent Lawsuit Against ‘Hoverboard’ Maker Inventist

December 7, 2015

In a lawsuit filed in a Delaware federal district court last week, Segway, the company which pioneered two-wheeled, self-balancing vehicles, alleges that both the Hovertrax and the Solowheel which are manufactured and sold by Inventist, a tech company in Camas, Washington that began a Kickstarter campaign in 2012 before releasing its first commercial product in late 2014, […]

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Is Fantasy Sports Gaming Legal?

November 12, 2015

This week, following an investigation into allegations that a DraftKings employee had used inside information to win $350,000 on FanDuel, the New York State Attorney General ordered the two largest daily fantasy sports companies, DraftKings and FanDuel, to stop accepting bets from New York state residents, claiming their games constituted illegal gambling under state law.[1]

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When Corporate Apologies Are Not Enough

November 10, 2015

When Volkswagen was caught last month in the emissions-rigging scandal which engulfed the world’s largest automaker and nearly 500,000 of its four-cylinder “clean diesel” cars starting with the 2009 model year, its Chief Executive Officer, Michael Horn, apologized saying: “On behalf of our company, my colleagues in Germany and myself, I would like to offer […]

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Jack Ma Is Defiant In Gucci’s Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Alibaba

November 10, 2015

Alibaba founder Jack Ma says that there is no chance of a settlement in a trademark infringement lawsuit filed earlier this year by Paris-based Kering SA, which represents upmarket fashion and lifestyle designer brands such as Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent, accusing China’s largest online commerce company of turning a blind eye to sellers hawking […]

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