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Intellectual Property Litigation: Patent Exhaustion, Vodka, Ranch Houses, Monkey Selfies

March 10, 2016 download PDF

Litigation partners Lew Clayton and Eric Stone's Intellectual Property Litigation column appeared in the March 9 issue of the New York Law Journal. The article, titled "Patent Exhaustion, Vodka, Ranch Houses, Monkey Selfies," discusses an en banc decision from the Federal Circuit clarifying the law of patent exhaustion; trademark cases involving Stolichnaya vodka and canvas tote bags; and copyright cases related to ranch-house floor plans and "monkey selfies." 

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