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Winning at Cards

Kudos to my old friends from my New York days, Russ Falconer, Steve Gustavson and Paul Reilly, who just won a trademark case and successfully proved "smart card" is generic. According to the New York Law Journal the Court found that MasterCard's use of ONESMART for smart cards does not infringe a trademark in SMARTONE for smart cards, as the marks are used. Read more » about Winning at Cards

This is where the problem is with movable type.

where you don't care about something you have nothing to say.

Fish ginger has some funny looking streaks on his skin. checking robyn's page for information. Read more » about

Slow News Day?

I'm puzzled by the coverage of the Councilman case, for example, today's story in Wired News. The news spin seems to be that the Court found it completely legal for an ISP owner to read his customers' e-mails because they were on his system. But that's not what the Court decided. The Court simply held that the defendant was not criminally liable of a very specific federal criminal charge- wiretapping because he didn't "intercept" anything as that term is properly construed in the wiretap statute. Read more » about Slow News Day?

New Lawyers for Bikram

News in OSYU v. Choudhury, the yoga copyright case.
Bikram's current lawyer, Robert Ungar, has informed us that Bikram has decided to substitute in new new counsel (early this year he substituted Mr. Ungar for lawyers at Akin Gump) in the litigation. I'll post again when we learn who the new lawyer(s) will be. Read more » about New Lawyers for Bikram

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