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Humor | In Goop We Trust

Recently, late-night TV host Stephen Colbert focused his humor on Goop®, the “modern lifestyle” brand founded by actress Gwenyth Paltrow (shown in the video link below; aka “Pepper Potts” if you are a fan of the Iron Man movies).

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News About Us | Payne Chosen as “Super Lawyer” in Northern California for Eleventh Year

Robert Payne was reconfirmed as a “Super Lawyer” for Northern California in the area of intellectual property for 2021. According to the website, “Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

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News About Us | Bob Payne Nominated to Lead Statewide Trademark Group

Bob Payne has been nominated to serve as Chair of the Trademark Interest Group for the California Lawyers Association.

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News About Us | Payne to Speak on Trademark Injunctions, Damages and Profits

Robert Payne presents in May a webinar entitled, “Trademark Infringement Remedies: Protecting IP Rights and Overcoming Challenges.”

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Humor | Save Our Planet

Now that the pandemic is easing, it is high time to make our long-delayed peace overture toward the aliens of the Pleiadian star cluster. No one is more aware of this than inventor John St. Clair.

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Humor | The Dude Abides

This here’s the story about the Dude. This ain’t no ordinary story. But then, the Dude ain’t no ordinary man.

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Humor | Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock

I am reporting to you – under some duress from my friends – on the most recent winners of the Ig® Nobel Awards. The Ig® Nobel Awards is a playful set of “science” awards put on at Harvard University for research that, by their own estimation, better deserved to be left unexplored.

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Humor | Why Did IBM Skip the Loo?

Ever wonder why IBM got out of potty patents? Maybe its experience with its recently issued and abandoned business method patent 6,329,919 is a clue. Now, IBM takes patents and licensing seriously.

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