The AmeriKat has managed to survive a week bursting with holiday work parties, lunches, dinners, and dances. Although always eager to socialize and mingle in the festive holiday cheer, by the end of last week - having sustained 6 holiday events in the course of 5 days, the prospect of teetering around another room in high heels while sustaining her hunger on only a handful of hors d'oeuvres was becoming a touch exasperating. Now that her party onslaught is over, she can return to her regularly scheduled program of returning home after a long day's work, kicking off her heels, and plopping on the sofa. (picture, left - the AmeriKat snuggling into her sofa for the night) To keep her paws warm in the evenings she either elects for her ancient red Gap slipper boots or her Uggs. The AmeriKat continues to receive abuse from her friends for the latter choice of footwear and she is the first to admit that she did formerly judge Ugg-wearers. However, she has found that after a day of cold, painful high heels, fluffy warm Uggs are really the footwear equivalent of warm tomato soup during the dark winter evenings.
“The success of Ugg Australia has created an entire industry of companies that market their wares by deliberately confusing consumers. Emu’s trademark infringement is intentionally misleading consumers into believing they are buying a genuine Ugg Australia product when in fact, they are not.”
“Bayh-Dole shows that citizens really can change government. That doesn't mean that the process is easy or quick. A handful of determined men and women made the law a reality and have preserved it for 30 years. Now we need new hands to help carry the message of how valuable Bayh-Dole is to the continued health and wealth of the United States.”
Whether a federal contractor university's statutory right under the Bayh-Dole Act, 35 U.S.C. §§ 200-212, in inventions arising from federally funded research can be terminated unilaterally by an individual inventor through a separate agreement purporting to assign the inventor's rights to a third party.For more details on this story please see the original IPKat story here.