May 23, 2012
A consumer news story televised on Washington, D.C.-based CBS affiliate WUSA 9 during its May 17 evening news broadcast included commentary by Fitch Even partner Sherri N. Blount. The news story reported on the escalating popularity of Pinterest, currently one of the fastest growing social media sites. Ms. Blount shared information on the copyright issues that Pinterest users should be aware of, and the importance of reading and following the site’s terms of service.
Ms. Blount advises clients on a broad range of entertainment and media matters, as well as promotions, marketing, and advertising matters. She has extensive experience in all aspects of trademark law, handling prosecution and litigation, complex licensing, branding, trade secret, and unfair competition issues. Ms. Blount was named 2011 "Woman Lawyer of the Year" by the Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia for her “exceptional achievements in the legal profession and for extraordinary contributions to the advancement of women in the legal profession.”
IP Alert | Federal Circuit Clarifies Equitable Intervening Rights Extend Beyond Protecting Monetary InvestmentsFebruary 26, 2021
On February 19, in John Bean Technologies Corp. v. Morris & Associates, Inc., the Federal Circuit clarified the types of investments that may be entitled to protections under the doctrine of equitable intervening rights, holding that it can extend beyond a monetary investment. Read more
IP Alert | Knowledge Within the Art Does Not Save Means-Plus-Function Claim Term Lacking Corresponding StructureFebruary 19, 2021
On February 12, in Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. v. Dropbox, Inc., the Federal Circuit affirmed that certain of Synchronoss's claims were invalid for indefiniteness, since the claims included a means-plus-function claim term that did not have adequate structural support in the specification. Read more