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Samsung sort of Victorious in Unanimous Supreme Court Reversal
Monday, January 9, 2017 2:51 pm | By Philip Thompson

The decision is the first time the Supreme Court has weighed in on design patents in more than a hundred years, and has set off a legal challenge that may last an equal amount of time.
Check-out our last blog on the Samsung v. Apple case when it went to the Court.

The Court rejected the decision of the appeals court that Samsung Electronics should pay Apple $399 million, the total revenue from sales of its smart phones with the three infringed design patents. It still stands that Samsung infringed on Apple’s patents and should eventually pay Apple something, maybe all of it. The Court tasked the Federal Circuit to create a test to determine what portion of the end product is the “article of manufacture” with the infringed designs to enable the court to award damages appropriately. 

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Christmas Counterfeit Conundrum
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 6:40 pm | By Anthony McAuliffe

Like many people, you’re probably waiting until this final week before Christmas to finish up your shopping. Many stores and online retailers run massive deals to remind you to get those last-minute gifts for your family and friends. However, as you go to the stores (or maybe online) to buy these gifts, you need to keep one thing in mind: counterfeit products.
 

Counterfeits always seem to be a problem, but usually they are easy to spot. With increases in technology, it has become more difficult to figure out if an item is actually counterfeit or not. Consumers not only lose money through the purchase of a counterfeit item, but also could put their health or lives at risk if the product is dangerous. Below are 5 common Christmas gifts that pose a significant risk to consumers if they are fake. 

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Michael Jordan Scores for IP in China
Monday, December 12, 2016 5:02 pm | By Philip Thompson

What’s in a name? If you’re basketball legend Michael Jordan about $100 million a year in royalty payments. That’s more than he or anyone else has made while playing. Big brands like Nike, Hanes, and Gatorade pay Jordan handsomely to use his image and likeness to sell their products all over the world. Jordan, after all, did put in the sweat equity to make his name synonymous with excellence and being a champion on and off the court. Recently he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for “pushing America forward {and] inspiring millions of people around the world along the way.” 

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