Judge Dismisses Post-it Note Inventor Lawsuit

Alan Amron filed a lawsuit against 3M in January, arguing that the company breached its previous agreement to not take credit for inventing post-its. He sought $400 million in damages. U.S. District Court Judge James Cohn ruled that Amron’s previous settlement with 3M “unambiguously covers” Amron’s claims.

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Experts Testify in Stairway to Heaven Lawsuit, Led Zeppelin Wins

Led Zeppelin, one of the most influential bands in rock history, has often been accused of stealing its material. That might not mean much, as similar accusations are frequently leveled against successful bands. Copyright infringement claims keep courts and expert witnesses busy as less popular songwriters contend that parts of their songs were used with greater success by other songwriters.

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Haircut Inventors get Trimmed in Court

Holly Brown, Ken Novak, and Kim Goellner applied for a patent for producing “consistent and reproducible hair styling designs” while “balancing head shape overall.” The patent office rejected the application; the inventors appealed, and the Federal Circuit upheld the rejection.

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