Patent Privateering: Patents As Weapons

Author: Thibault Schrepel, LL.M., Antitrust Analyst In the late 16th century, Queen Elizabeth I of England commissioned Francis Drake to sail for America. The Queen asked him to plunder Spanish vessels on his way there. Francis Drake became a pirate commissioned by the crown. This type of “legal” pirate was called a “privateer.” They allowed... Continue Reading →

College Athletes Demand Pay, But May Have Sacked Themselves

Author: Matt Huffman, Associate Member, University of Cincinnati Law Review The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and its member schools collect hundreds of millions of dollars each year from the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and Division I Basketball broadcasts and video games. The schools make a substantial amount of money from licensing players’ names, likenesses,... Continue Reading →

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