11 Jun’21

Damages Expert Blog: Let the Jury Select the Royalty Rate

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  In this blog, we are discussing the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit’s March 2021 decision in the Bayer v. Baxalta case and the discretion is provided the jury in selection a reasonable royalty rate for damages calculations. The details of the case involve the Federal Circuit affirming the District Court’s […]

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05 Apr’21

IP as a Business Asset: 5 Takeaways from Educating the Next Generation of Business Leaders

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When people ask me what I do, I often describe myself as an educator.  I have held a broad range of conventional and non-conventional teaching positions throughout my life, from being  a tank instructor at the Israeli Defense Forces to being an accounting TA during my business school days at UC Berkeley. Being an educator […]

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02 Apr’21

Digital Intangibles: How NFTs Transform the World of Art and Sports Memorabilia

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The utilization of blockchain within the digital art environment is a new and rapidly growing application of the technology to enable ownership and authentication of intangible works of art. Historically, physical pieces of art could be bought, sold and authenticated based on the documentation that accompanies the work (known as provenance). The authentication process relies […]

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29 Mar’19

Fair Use: Friend or Foe?

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Several months back in an article discussing Brand Extendibility, I touched on a humorous exchange between In-N-Out Burger and a microbrewery regarding some obvious trademark infringement. In that case, the burger chain’s attorneys decided to approach the situation in a light hearted manner, issuing a pun-filled cease and desist notice. Earlier this month, however, the […]

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