USPTO Issues Design Patent No. D1,000,000

The United States Patent and Trademark Office celebrated a milestone this week as it issued the millionth design patent. The patent was issued to Agustina Huckaby of Fort Worth, Texas and is for a Dispensing Comb. Design patents are one of the three types of patents...

FTC Proposes Ban on Non-Competes

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has proposed a new rule which would prevent employers from placing employees under non-compete restrictions. Introduced on January 5, 2023, the proposed rule defines a non-compete as “a contractual term between an employer and a...

AI Image Generators Raise Ownership Questions

A number of artificial intelligence image generators have seen a rise in popularity lately due in part to the increasing availability of access to various platforms. Their ability to generate images from text prompts raises numerous possibilities and questions, not...