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IP Library & IP Center Continue to Serve Scholarly Discussions of IP Professors - 15th Anniversary of IPPROFS

Happy 15th Anniversary Serving IP professors, scholars and public policy professinals, IPPROFS is a service of UNH Law’s Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property and the UNH Law IP Library.

IP Mall Told Story of Secret Inventions Behind new Move Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

According to IMDb Hedy Lamarr was a Hollywood movie star who was hailed as the most beautiful and glamorous in the world. However, that was only the surface that tragically obscured her astounding true talents. Foremost of them was her inventive genius that a world blinded by her beauty could not recognize as far back as her youth in Austria with her homemade gadgets.

New in IP Mall : Web Exlcusive Legislative History Reports of U.S. Design Patents Act and it Amendments

It is the mission of the IP Mall to offer unique content not avaiable on the open web. The most recent offering is The Legislative History Reports of U.S. Design


IP Librarian Embedded into Public Interest Patent Project

IP Librarian Professor Jon Cavicchi, as the UNH Law patent searching expert, has been embedded for the Fall semsester into the UNH Law ITTI Clinic. The Clinic, with a squad of patent students, is doing a patent landscape analysis of Chagas Disease vaccine technologes.

Was Uncle Sam Original or a Rip-off?

Uncle Sam mechanical banks have been on the American scene at least since June 8, 1886, when Design Patent No. 16,728, issued on a toy savings bank of its type. The basic delightful design has long since been in the public domain. The banks are well documented in collectors' books and known to the average person interested in Americana.

SLANT art now in Library as Supremes rule in Matal v. Tam

The Library has acquired four prints of SLANT art, created by members of a musical group composed of persons of Asian descent that had been party to a trademark disparagement suit. Tam applied to register the mark "The Slants," but the examining attorney refused on the basis of disparagement and the Board affirmed. The Federal Circuit, in an en banc decision, reversed. The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Federal Circuit.

Bartow Copyright Collection : You Stole my Poster for your Cover

In these actions for copyright infringement, plaintiff Saul Steinberg is suing the producers, promoters, distributors and advertisers of the movie "Moscow on the Hudson" ("Moscow"). Steinberg is an artist whose fame derives in part from cartoons and illustrations he has drawn for The New Yorker magazine.