Streaming music services pay for licenses, but do they pay for musicians?

Any Naples residents who has discovered Pandora or Spotify probably only has wonderful things to say about these streaming-music services, which allow users to listen to songs over the Internet for free.

Some music industry professionals like them, too, because they pay for the privilege of playing legally licensed music and take care to observe […]

By |January 29th, 2013|General|Comments Off on Streaming music services pay for licenses, but do they pay for musicians?|

Florida restaurant: We own trademark to ‘Yolo,’ not Drake

Naples fans of the rapper Drake no doubt are familiar with his 2011 hit song “The Motto.” It’s the track in which he popularized the term YOLO, an acronym for “You only live once.”

Recently, Drake has made some assertions that he has trademarked “YOLO,” but the facts might soon have him singing a different […]

By |January 18th, 2013|General|Comments Off on Florida restaurant: We own trademark to ‘Yolo,’ not Drake|

Justice Dept., PTO announce patent position at odds with FTC

On Tuesday, the Justice Department and Patent and Trademark Office announce a surprising new position. In a joint news conference, the two agencies said that companies that hold a “key patent” ought to be able to win sales bans as punishment for infringement.

That policy is at odds with that of the Federal Trade Commission, […]

By |January 11th, 2013|General|Comments Off on Justice Dept., PTO announce patent position at odds with FTC|