Student Inventors Shine at Lemelson-MIT’s EurekaFest

Student Inventors Shine at Lemelson-MIT’s EurekaFest

By Jelani Odlum Did you know that a team of high school students from Elizabethtown, Kentucky developed a wearable personal monitor and safety system for industrial workers? Or that another group from Salem, Oregon invented an adaptive drinking cup for people...
Dr. Michelson Featured in Inventors Digest!

Dr. Michelson Featured in Inventors Digest!

In ‘Operation IP IQ’ Inventors Digest highlights Dr. Michelson’s storied career as an innovator, philanthropic endeavors, and mission to empower students and aspiring inventors with IP education through the Michelson Institute for Intellectual...
Forum Shopping in Patent Cases

Forum Shopping in Patent Cases

By David Kline Many defendants in patent infringement cases argue that case law (such as VE Holding in 1990) allowing patent lawsuits to be filed in any district in which the defendant has sales have only encouraged abusive patent litigation. They say this practice,...
The Slants Case and the Trademark Protection Debate

The Slants Case and the Trademark Protection Debate

By David Kline A January 2017 release from Simon Tam’s dance rock group The Slants is called “The Band Who Must Not Be Named” — and for good reason. Despite making music for more than a decade, the world’s first all Asian-American dance rock band had...