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Post-Apocalyptic Fiction: A Likelihood of Confusion?

By Kaylee Willis, J.D. Candidate 2018 on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

The overwhelming popularity of movies and TV series revolving around dystopian societies with post-apocalyptic chaos is hard to miss these days.[1]  With hit television shows like AMC’s The Walking Dead, and old-school revivals like Independence Day: Resurgence (sequel with 20 years of lag time from the 1996 original), Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel The…

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The Future of American Intellectual Property: How Justice Gorsuch Could Impact the Future of Intellectual Property

By Elise Ruff, J.D. Candidate 2018 on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

The newest addition to the Supreme Court bench, Justice Neil Gorsuch, has now sat on the bench for a little over a month. At 49 years old, Justice Gorsuch is the youngest Justice on the bench. This ultimately means Justice Gorsuch has a potentially long Supreme Court career ahead of him. Deemed the most logical…

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Is WARF trolling Apple?

By Staff on Saturday, October 24th, 2015

A taxpayer funded, public university won a patent dispute against Apple, Oct. 13, bringing to light the influence governmental entities have over the U.S. Patent system. According to Rueters, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (which news outlets have been referring to as WARF), sued Apple, in January 2014 alleging infringement of its 1998 patent for…

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JOINDER OF TORRENTING SWARMS

By Luke S. Curran on Monday, September 15th, 2014

On May 27, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Court Judge Tatel ruled on a critical issue surrounding the joinder of parties to a BitTorrent Swarm in a copyright infringement suit against 1058 anonymous defendants. In AF Holdings, LLC v. Does 1–1058, AF Holdings was represented by Prenda…

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