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11 (12?) not-so-secret herbs and spices

In trade secret news, Col. Sanders’ nephew showed the Chicago Tribune what he believes to be Kentucky Fried Chicken’s long-held secret recipe. Joe Ledington found the hand-written list on the back of the will of Sanders’ second wife.  KFC officials would not confirm[...]

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An Intellectual Property attorney “Extraordinaire.”

For negotiating and securing licenses for images and text published in Larry Broutman’s latest book, Chicago Monumental. Thank you, Larry. This is why I do what I do.[...]

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July 25 – North Shore LAW presents free “College Send-Off” Event at Northbrook Public Library

As a parent or guardian, your To-Do List to prepare for college, a gap year or simply having an adult child, is not complete without having your young adult review and execute an Illinois Power of Attorney for Health Care[...]

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Google invents “human flypaper” for hood of self-driving cars

Google was just awarded U.S. Patent 9340178, for what is essentially a human flypaper coating for the hood of its autonomous vehicles. To the naked eye, the coating appears as ordinary car paint, but hides a multilayer, impact-activated adhesive, not unlike[...]

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MIT scientists invent waterproof, wrinkle-smoothing cream

Scientists at MIT, Massachusetts General Hospital, Living Proof and Olivo Labs have invented a silicone-based cream that, when applied to the skin, smoothes wrinkles and forms a weightless, waterproof and temporary second-skin.  The cream, when dry, looks and feels like real[...]

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Can’t catch me! Boston Marathon organizers lose bid to stop trademark in Marathon Monday

The Boston Athletic Association (BAA) lost its bid to stop Velocity, LLC to register a trademark in “Marathon Monday” for athletic apparel. The Trademark Trial and Appeals Board ruled that while BAA is synonymous with, and therefore has trademark rights[...]

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Led Zeppelin to go to trial on “Stairway to Heaven” claim

The estate of Randy “California” Wolfe, original guitarist and vocalist for Spirit, best known for their hit “Got a Line on You,” sued Led Zeppelin in a Pennsylvania federal court for copyright infringment and “Right of Attribution/falsification of Rock & Roll[...]

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Federal Circuit holds Unconstitutional Trademark anti-Disparagement Requirement

In a groundbreaking decision, Judge Moore of the U.S. Court of Appeals of the Federal Circuit invalidated on Constitutional grounds the requirement that registered trademarks not disparage a person or group of people. The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office had[...]

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“LEFT NUT BREWING COMPANY” NOT scandalous for beer…

In recent news, the trademark examining attorney refused registration of the stylized mark LEFT NUT BREWING COMPANY for beer, on grounds that it was scandalous and vulgar. Applicant appealed to the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board. The Board agreed that[...]

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New front emptying trash can, never touch the dirty inside of a trash can again!

Fresh patent application!  Published yesterday on behalf of inventor Aaron Friedman: http://goo.gl/nOZuwx[...]

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