Intellectual Property Practice

Dr. Dariush Adli Writes for Bloomberg Law and Reviews the Impact of the Mallinckrodt Decision on Patent Protections

ADLI’s founder, president, and intellectual property leader, Dr. Dariush Adli, wrote an article for Bloomberg Law on the impacts of the recent Mallinckrodt decision on patent protections. In particular, the piece discusses the decision, its significance in the context of prior precedent, and provides practical advice to patent attorneys on how to cope with the decision while advising…

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In a Second Article on the the Recent “Kimono” Trademark Controversy, Dr. Dariush Adli Discusses Recent Developments and Legal Remedies for Affected Groups

In an article for Law360, Dr. Dariush Adli discusses new developments around the recent controversy surrounding Kim Kardashian’s efforts to trademark the name “Kimono” for her new line of undergarment shapewear. While not perfect, trademark laws can be used to appropriate indicia traditionally associated with certain cultures or traditions. Groups seeking to counter potential appropriators based on…

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Dr. Dariush Adli Discusses the Recent “Kimono” Trademark Controversy and Legal Remedies for Affected Groups

In an article for IP Watchdog, Dr. Dariush Adli discusses the recent controversy surrounding Kim Kardashian’s efforts to trademark the name “Kimono” for her new line of undergarment shapewear.  While not perfect, trademark laws do provide powerful tools for Affected Groups to combat and control cultural appropriators from using their cherished attributes.    To read…

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ADLI Law Group Wins Patent infringement Case ––– Jury Awards Plaintiffs Nearly 1 Million Dollars

Plaintiffs Lubby Holdings LLC and Vaporous Technologies Inc. successfully sued Defendant Henry Chung for infringing its personal vaporizer patent regarding anti-leaking technology (Patent No. 9,750,284). On May 9, 2019, after a three-day trial, the jury rendered its unanimous verdict awarding the Plaintiffs $863,936.10 in reasonable royalty damages. ADLI attorney Dr. Dariush Adli was the prevailing trial attorney…

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Balenciaga vs Little Trees: When Anti-Fashion Leans Toward Anti-Legal, Daily Journal (November 6, 2018)

In an article for the Daily Journal, ADLI’s Olfa B’Chir discusses the appropriation of functional trademarks by high-end fashion brands attempting to compete with a movement in Fashion known as “AntiFashion”.  She explores the case example of Balenciaga appropriating the Little Tree design and their protected trademark to create a Balenciaga keychain that sells for approximatively…

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EP’s Louboutin Decision Opens the Door for U.S. Businesses to Protect Their Color/Shape Brands in Europe, IP Watchdog (September 4, 2018)

In an article for IP Watchdog, Dr. Dariush Adli examines the relevance and significance of European high court’s decision to recognize color a protectable form of trademark and offers practical advice to businesses who own color trademarks to take advantage of the ruling by obtaining exclusivity for their products in the EP market. To read…

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Trade Secrets: The Growing Battlefront

Earlier this year, the most publicized trade secret case of our lifetimes played out in court between two giants, Waymo LLC (actually a subsidiary of Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc.) and Uber Technologies, Inc. Both companies were developing self-driving car technology, a game-changer in transportation that may forever transform how we get from one place…

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Amazon Wristband Patents Blur Human-Robot Line, Daily Journal (April 18, 2018)

In an article for the Daily Journal, Dr. Dariush Adli discusses Amazon’s three patents relating to the control of human wrist movements. The patents are directed to controlling the movement of workers by making it faster and easier for workers in the fulfillment centers to accurately locate the bins in which ordered items are stored…

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