Starbucks Settles $10 Million Trademark Dispute Over Unicorn Blended Beverages

By: Elle Nainstein Since the 1971 opening of its first store in Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market, Starbucks Coffee Co. has grown to be one of the largest coffee companies in history, operating more than 24,000 retail stores in over 70 countries across the globe. Earlier this year, Starbucks released its “Unicorn Frappuccino” for a … Continue reading Starbucks Settles $10 Million Trademark Dispute Over Unicorn Blended Beverages

Pumpkin, Spice, and Everything Nice

By: Rachel Theodorou Every fall, a financial epidemic sweeps through the country, costing Americans over $500 million – this is what has become known as the “Pumpkin Spice Economy.” Since it’s launch by Starbucks in 2003, the Pumpkin Spice Latte (“PSL”) has created a hype, an obsession, that is unparalleled. Not only does Starbucks see a … Continue reading Pumpkin, Spice, and Everything Nice

Legal Battle Between Qualcomm and Apple Escalates

Cecilia Santostefano Earlier this month, Qualcomm confirmed that it has filed lawsuits in an intellectual property court in Beijing, China, where most iPhones are built. In its claim, the company asserted patent infringement and requested remedy in the form of an injunction, which has not been sought before and will delay the production and sale … Continue reading Legal Battle Between Qualcomm and Apple Escalates

Nintendo Wii Infringes Medical Device Patents, Jury Says

By: Nick Dellefave A jury in the Northern District of Texas has found video game giant Nintendo guilty of patent infringement in connection with technology used in its Wii and Wii U controllers. The suit, filed by medical device technology company iLife in 2013, alleged that the motion-sensing systems used in the controllers infringe six … Continue reading Nintendo Wii Infringes Medical Device Patents, Jury Says

Face ID: A Technological Advancement and a New Legal Battle

By: Christopher McIlveen On September 12, 2017, Apple unveiled what they proclaim to be the greatest leap in the advancement of the smartphone since Steve Jobs introduced the original iPhone. However, throughout the grandiose flaunting of the new features such as improved cameras and the ability to project oneself as an animated poop emoji, the … Continue reading Face ID: A Technological Advancement and a New Legal Battle

The iPhone X’s Controversial New Feature

By: Melissa Goldstein In honor of the iPhone’s tenth anniversary, Apple will be releasing the iPhone X. One of its new features, known as FaceID or facial recognition, allows users to unlock their phones just by staring into the camera. The iPhone creates a 3D map of a person’s face by using sensors, the front … Continue reading The iPhone X’s Controversial New Feature

Rubik’s Cube: The Battle for America’s Classic Toy

By: Elle Nanstein In 1974, Erno Rubik, a Professor of Architecture in Budapest, Hungary, created a six-sided, colorfully decorated cube puzzle in an effort to provide new and exciting ways to present information to his students. Though it took over a month for Erno to work out the solution to his puzzle, he was able … Continue reading Rubik’s Cube: The Battle for America’s Classic Toy

Vengeance of Nokia, It is Back!

Xiang Qi Nokia has acquired the exclusive rights to market phones under the storied Nokia brand and plans to announce four phones at the Mobile World Congress, which is set off on Feb. 26 in Barcelona, Spain. Besides the reboot of the classic 3310, the company also plans to release the Nokia 5 and Nokia … Continue reading Vengeance of Nokia, It is Back!

Samsung’s Heir’s Arrest Clouds the Company’s Future

Xiang Qi Samsung’s de facto chairman, now vice chairman, Lee Jae-yong was arrested on Friday in South Korea on account of bribery, embezzlement and perjury as a part of an investigation into a confidante of the President Park Geun-hye. In South Korea’s chaebol culture, the chairman must endorse or make corporate decisions. So the arrest … Continue reading Samsung’s Heir’s Arrest Clouds the Company’s Future