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The newsletter of the ISBA’s Section on Intellectual Property Law

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Newsletter Articles From 2000

Abe— A Better Essay March 2000 The Intellectual Property Section of the Illinois State Bar Association has established "A Better Essay" (Abe) Program, under which faculty at Illinois law schools may submit select articles by law students for consideration for publication in the section's newsletter, "Intellectual Property."
Academia at risk: antiquated IP policy By Daniel Kegan November 2000 Our schools and colleges face enlarging potholes on the information superhighway because of antiquated intellectual property policies in academia. Many academic institutions have no explicit intellectual property policy; others may have established policies for inventions by faculty and researchers and trademark licensing for major college football teams.
Admiralty trademarks By Daniel Kegan March 2000 Floating in the mid-Pacific, the record-breaking Academy Award-winning film enlightens the dark deck of the cruise ship.
All the rage, and a significant concern By David Loundy June 2000 Use of Application Service Providers (ASPs) is a hot topic in computer technology circles, but there are significant concerns that often get overlooked. ASPs are service providers that allow you to remotely access computer software, rather than having to purchase it yourself.
A brief history of the UDRP By Aaron W. Brooks May 2000 Since January 3, 2000, all Internet domain name disputes have been governed by a single dispute resolution policy known as the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP).
Career clips: Patricia Felch By Patricia Felch May 2000 My route to an intellectual property firm has been like walking up Lombard Street in San Francisco--a 12-year trek up a very steep and spiraling hill.
Federal patent law preempts state law on inventorship By John M. Augustyn March 2000 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that federal patent law preempts state law standards for determining inventorship.
The first Internet-related case of copyright infringement in PRC By Li Dongtao May 2000 This is the first Internet-related case of copyright infringement in People's Republic of China (PRC).
In the balance (TM): pending controversies June 2000 Is a consumer's copying music over the Internet lawful, as is copying television programs on videotape, or infringing, as the Recording Industry Association of America asserts in its suit against Napster.
IP news By Daniel Kegan May 2000 Work for hire quietly altered. Patricia Felch closely read the new copyright legislation and found two important, quiet changes in Title 17
Member wins the 2000 Lincoln Award Legal Writing Contest March 2000 IP Council member Aaron Brooks of Holmstrom & Kennedy in Rockford, won the 2000 Lincoln Award Legal writing Contest with "The Cautious Interplay Between Trademarks and Internet Domain Names." 88 Illinois Bar Journal 74 (February 2000).>
New IP fees March 2000 Some United States patent, trademark, and copyright fees have recently changed.
New law affects patents, copyrights and the Internet By John M. Augustyn March 2000 On November 29, 1999, President Clinton signed a bill (H.R. 3194, Pub. L. No. 106-113) containing changes affecting patents, copyrights and the Internet.
Practitioner’s guide to provisional patent applications By Emily Miao May 2000 Nearly five years ago, GATT-related changes to U.S. patent law led to the creation of the U.S. provisional patent application ("PPA").
A sales offer with product drawings did not establish on-sale validity for method patent By John M. Augustyn March 2000 Recently, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that an offer to sell a device (which included drawings of the device but not drawings of the method) did not establish on-sale invalidity because the drawings did not reveal the claimed method.
TTAB Protective Order June 2000 Parties involved in inter partes proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board often enter into agreements intended to safeguard information and documents viewed as confidential, commercially sensitive or trade secret.
When is a dress trade dress? Walmart Stores, Inc. v. Samara Brothers By Steven L. Baron June 2000 On March 22, 2000, the United States Supreme Court tackled the thorny question of whether a product's design could be "inherently distinctive" so as to provide protection under trade dress theory.