IP Podcasts

Cannabis and Innovation - Potent Patents!

November 10, 2020

The world is opening to Cannabis legalization - both medicinally and recreationally. And, of course, if the right business circumstances exist, innovation will inevitably take its course. This week we talked with Kevin Fortin, patent attorney and Cannabis industry expert!

Can You Own The Law? Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org

October 28, 2020

Can anybody OWN the law? In other words, can the LAW be copyrighted? Tim Banker joins us on this week’s episode to share the story of Carl Malamud and PublicResource.org versus the state of Georgia.

Cisco Must Pay Two BILLION for Patent Infringement

October 12, 2020

CISCO is ordered by the US District Court of Virginia to pay $1,9 BILLION dollars to Centripetal Networks, Inc. in what may be the LARGEST PATENT INFRINGEMENT DAMAGES AWARD EVER!

Is Reverse Engineering Skittles Trade Secret Theft or Not?

September 30, 2020

What if you could reverse engineer a trade secret? What is reverse engineering? This week we had Candice Renaldo join us to talk about Claire Saffitz on Bon Apetit’s show “Gourmet Makes” where she went on a delicious adventure to reverse-engineer Skittles!

Qualcom Vindicated from Accusations of Monopoly in FTC Battle

August 19, 2020

Semiconductor Giant Qualcomm wins a long-running battle with the FTC. Is this the IP verdict of the century? What does this mean for the future of IP licensing?

18 Months of Prison for former Google Executive Anthony Levindowski

August 19, 2020

Former Google executive Anthony Levandowski gets 18 months prison time and $179m in civil damages for stealing Trade Secrets related to self-driving car technology. Joined by Todd Bailey, Tom Colson and I discuss how this case is the perfect example of how Trade Secret theft can happen and why it is so bad for all parties!

Trump Bans TikTok, and Triller Sues for Patent Infringement

August 13, 2020

Trump bans TikTok parent company ByteDance, but that’s not the video-sharing giant’s only woe. Popular music/video editing social media app Triller is also suing TikTok for… you guessed it… patent infringement! Will Microsoft still buy? Tune in to get the scoop.

IP Thieves to be BANNED from the USA

August 3, 2020

The “Protecting America from Spies Act” was recently introduced by republican members of congress to ensure espionage and Intellectual Property theft is considered inadmissible for entry into the United States. If you can believe it, under current law, spies expelled from the USA can immediately reapply for visas!

Donald Trump "Wont Back Down" and Tom Pettty is MAD about it!

July 6, 2020

Donald Trump “Won’t Back Down” and Tom Petty’s family/estate isn’t very happy about it. This story is a great case-study for music licensing and #copyright laws. Does the #Trump man have a right to use this song? Listen to this episode and find out! www.executiveip.com

Impossible Foods vs Incredible Burger

June 26, 2020

Is it Impossible, Incredible, or both? We sat down with Jan-Willem Goedmakers to discuss the Trademark battle between Impossible Foods and Nestle’s Incredible Burger.

Impossible Foods vs Incredible Burger

June 19, 2020

Is it Impossible, Incredible, or both? We sat down with Jan-Willem Goedmakers to discuss the Trademark battle between Impossible Foods and Nestle’s Incredible Burger.

COVID-19 Patent Conspiracy

June 19, 2020

Does Anthony Fauci own patents on the SARS-COV-2 vaccine/treatment? And if so, does this spell corruption? On this episode, we discuss IP Ownership, patent assignment, and how you can have an inventive contribution to patented product but not necessarily benefit financially.

Stuff You Should Know About IP - Episode 12

May 29, 2020

Tom and I sat down with Jan-Willem Goedmakers to discuss some recent Trademark battles, and Joe Lycett’s changing of his name to Hugo Boss.

Harrods London vs Harods Portugal

May 29, 2020

Cease and Desist: even if you might win your defense, the power of IP can be leveraged to shut you down. Tom and I sat down with Jan-Willem Goedmakers to discuss Harrod’s cease and desist letter to a small local grocery store in Portugal called ‘Harods’.

Stuff You Should Know About IP - Episode 11

May 15, 2020

Tom and Ray discuss the trademark battle between Panda Express and Panda Libre. What are the fundamentals of evaluating a trademark infringement case? Should I open a spaghetti and meatball fast-food joint? Let us know your opinion in the comments!

Stuff You Should Know about IP - Episode 8

April 2, 2020

This week we discuss the IP Implications of the Defense Production Act as well as what the USPTO can do to help innovators during the COVID-19 crisis. Also, what happens if you invent something at home, while you are working from home? www.executiveip.com

Stuff you Should Know About IP - Episode 7

March 17, 2020

Listen to the story of Tom Colson's brother and learn how Patent Ownership issues can go wrong . Plus, Tom and I discuss the IP Implications of COVID-19 in the context of companies who are producing tests for the new coronavirus under direction (contract) with the US Government. We also address the question as to whether Bill Gates owns a Patent on the coronavirus.

Stuff You Should Know About IP - Episode 6

March 3, 2020

What is Patent Pending status and how can it be valuable for your business? Thomas Colson and Ray Guarnieri discuss this, and the intergalactic battle between Space Force and Star Trek in the context of Trademarks and IP Rights.

Stuff You Should Know About IP Episode 5

February 10, 2020

When should you start thinking about Trademarks for your product or service? If your ideal brand name for your business is taken, what can you do? We discuss the difference between TM, Trade Dress, and Design Patents. Also, Tom Colson discusses #Brexit in the context of Intellectual Property and IP rights. The short of it: it’s complicated!

Stuff You Should Know About IP - Episode 4

January 3, 2020

What does having a patent give you the right to do? What is patent infringement and what do you do if someone is infringing your patent? This week we discussed infringement litigation, preliminary injunctions, ITC proceedings, and of course, Justin Bieber’s new #R&Bieber trademark application.

Stuff You Should Know About IP - Episode 3

December 26, 2019

What does it mean to be an Inventor? And does being an inventor mean that you automatically own your invention? Intellectual Property is not a legal thing- it’s a business thing. Which means that contracts are important! Whether it’s ownership assignment, work for hire, joint development, or anything in-between. Also, Tom and I discuss whether or not NCAA athletes should have full Right of Publicity and be able to make paid endorsements. On this subject, you can also read Nicole Berkowitz's article: https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2019/12/09/amateurism-assets-ncaa-allow-student-athletes-benefit-personal-intellectual-property/id=116765/ Stuff You Should Know About IP Episode 3 was published on December 26th, 2019. To learn more about intellectual property, visit our website at www.ExecutiveIP.com. Copyright Executive IP, 2019.

Stuff You Should Know About IP - Episode 2

December 18, 2019

Have you ever had someone say to you "I want to write a book," or "when I write my book...?" Or, maybe you've caught yourself saying this at some point. Well, do you really know what goes into it? Especially from an Intellectual Property standpoint? Are you aware that there are contracts involved around the copyrights and trademarks? In this episode we talk about all of the above, plus this week's IP News Blurb covers the infamous Baby Yoda + GIFY controversy. Don't worry- your Baby Yoda GIFS are safe! Stuff You Should Know About IP Episode 2 was published on December 16th, 2019. To learn more about intellectual property, visit our website at www.ExecutiveIP.com

Stuff You Should Know About IP - Episode 1

December 9, 2019

What is Intellectual Property and why should people care about it? What is a Patent? A Trademark? Copyright? Trade Secret? In the first episode of Stuff You Should Know about IP, Intellectual Property Attorney Tom Colson discusses these questions, shares stories about his experiences as an IP Laywer, and touches on Taylor Swift's recent battle over the copyright ownership of her earliest works. Stuff You Should Know About IP Episode 1 was published on December 10th, 2019. To learn more about intellectual property, visit our website at www.ExecutiveIP.com