LEGAL THOUGHTS

This blog contains our personal opinions on legal topics that interest us.

September 24, 2018

I saw this sign in Iceland.  It turns out fermented shark (also known as Hákarl) is a cultural dish in Iceland, and it has a very strong ammonia smell.

September 20, 2018

I recently received an email about the SDNY and EDNY upgrading to NextGen CM/ECF.  Although I am not an active filer, I started the process of getting my accounts ready.

Step 1.  Upgrading my PACER account.

As part of the NextGen CM/ECF system, there is a new PACER accou...

September 18, 2018

Our client Double Dutch Pet Products, LLC was featured in the last issue of Pet Lifestyles Magazine (see link).  If you are a pet owner, check out the article to learn why our client developed her safety leash, and check out their website to see their products (see lin...

September 13, 2018

Atlantic City sports gaming began with tremendous interest on the first day of the NFL season. Without much fanfare or advertising, the Ocean resort casino in Atlantic City had a long line of people interested in sports betting for the first NFL season where sports bet...

September 10, 2018

The end of summer brings one of my favorite food treats - corn on the cob.  Unfortunately, the prices aren't the same in Switzerland as they are in Minnesota.  Yes, you read that correct.  2 Swiss Francs (or approximately $2 USD) per ear of corn at the local farmer's s...

September 5, 2018

Who hasn't experienced the agony of using a highlighter and watching the text smear.

Zebra Co Ltd of Japan reportedly solved this problem by released a highlighter that won't smear you ballpoint ink (see link).  How did they do it?  By adding added positive ions to the...

September 4, 2018

On August 27, 2018, the USPTO announced its latest migration plan to ease the path from its current Java based login process for patent practitioners (see link).

The overall migration plan is set forth below.

The pertinent step is for patent practitioners to setup their...

September 2, 2018

As the summer comes to a close, we want to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday weekend.  May you weekend be filled with friends, family, parades, and parties.

But, do not forget that this holiday was created to honor the labor movement and the social and economic ach...

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