Friday, February 22, 2019

"'Fearless Girl' artist faces lawsuit over selling replicas"

UPI:

The investment firm that commissioned the famous "Fearless Girl" statue in New York is suing its creator for alleged breach of contract and copyright infringement, according to court documents.

In the court filings dated Feb. 14, State Street Global Advisors alleges artist Kristen Visbal is "weakening and adulterating the 'Fearless Girl' message" by selling unauthorized copies of the statue for profit.
Speaking of intellectual property:
Apple plans to close both of its retail stores within the Eastern District of Texas in a few months from now in an effort to protect itself from patent trolls

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The Eastern District of Texas has been a hotbed for patent litigation over the past few decades due to well-established rules for patent infringement cases, experienced judges, lower probability of cases being transferred to another district, and quicker jury verdicts
Via Simon Carless, who has a great weekly newsletter about video games.