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Allysia Britton, Author at Weintraub Tobin

WT Deals: Orbit Media Partners with Podcast Company Sonoro to Create Imprint and Series of Podcast Documentaries

Weintraub clients Orbit Media and Sonoro have teamed up to create a series of three investigative podcast documentaries which will be produced under a new audio imprint. The podcasts, which will be released first in Spanish and then translated into other languages including English, are set to shed light on compelling and often overlooked stories throughout the world, positioning them for a fast-growing global entertainment audience.

The partnership aims to create these stories as podcasts first, with plans to expand into television and film properties.

Connect 4: Trade Dress Infringement and Secondary Meaning

You are likely familiar with the children’s game, Connect 4, in which players drop red and black checker pieces into an upright rack trying to get four of their pieces in a row to win. Some of you may have even seen enlarged outdoor versions of the Connect 4 game at various venues. On August 24, 2022, the Ninth Circuit issued its opinion in P and P Imports, LLC v. Johnson Enterprises, LLC, in which the parties were battling a trade dress infringement claim involving these large outdoor Connect 4-like games.

Benjamin J. Lewis Joins Weintraub Tobin

Weintraub Tobin is pleased to welcome Benjamin J. Lewis as an Associate in the Firm’s Litigation practice group, where he focuses his practice on education, employment, and non-profit/religious entity litigation.

District Court Finds Mobile Payment Patents Not Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

In Mobile Equity Corp. v. Walmart Inc., 2-21-cv-00126 (EDTX Sep. 8, 2022) (Roy S. Payne), the Court found that the asserted claims were not directed towards an abstract idea and did not encompass unpatentable subject matter and therefore were not invalid under 35 U.S.C § 101.

Pursuant to 35 U.S.C § 101, “whoever invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof, may obtain a patent therefor, subject to the conditions and requirements of this title.” A claim falls outside of 35 U.S.C § 101 where (1) it is directed to a patent-ineligible concept, i.e., a law of nature, natural phenomenon, or abstract idea, and (2), if so, the particular elements of the claim, considered both individually and as an ordered combination, do not add enough to transform the nature of the claim into a patent-eligible application.