Tag: law

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Smartphones – what a novel idea!?

This past Tuesday, the USPTO issued a patent for a “Mobile entertainment and communication device.”

As a student of intellectual property (disclaimer: I’ve yet to take a proper course in Patents), this new patent seems extremely suspect. One of the fundamental elements in obtaining a patent is that the invention be novel.
Through the strenuous process …




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Not so scrabulous any more

News.com is reporting (via Fortune) that Hasbro, manufacturer of the classic board game Scrabble, is taking action against one of Facebook’s most popular and successful add-on applications, Scrabulous.

I might only be halfway through law school (and therefore none of what I say should be taken as actual legal advice), but I knew this day would …