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Other Barks for Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Business dogIn this week’s edition of Other Barks: Google tries to strike a “patent peace” with a new cross-licensing initiative for Android developers. The Federal Circuit is petitioned for review of a judgment in a patent case on the grounds that arbitration flouted public policy. A couple of Texas academic institutions square off in a patent battle over cancer treatments. Also, a House bill moves forward which would make the Register of Copyrights a Presidential appointee.

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  • Matt Hardy Returns to WWE Amid Trademark Dispute with Former Promoter – Fans of the Swanton Bomb received a great treat at World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) most recent event, Wrestlemania 33, when tag team champions The Hardy Boyz returned to the WWE after a nearly seven-year hiatus. The return comes amidst a trademark spat brewing with Impact Wrestling who is attempting to prevent Matt Hardy to trademark the standard character mark “BROKEN MATT HARDY” according to entertainment news outlet Bleeding Cool; the wrestling organization has reportedly served Hardy with a cease and desist letter. The “Broken” moniker is new to the WWE but stems from a gimmick developed by Hardy when he wrestled under the Impact Wrestling banner. Hardy filed the application for the trademark on March 1st. (U.S. Trademark Serial No. 87354815 is available for search through the USPTO’s Trademark Electronic Search System [TESS])

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  • [Avatar for American Cowboy]
    American Cowboy
    April 5, 2017 09:49 am

    “A couple of Texas academic institutions square off in a patent battle over cancer treatments”

    Hot Zingy! A Texas Death Match!
    We love ’em down in Abilene!