Imagine if your pet could bring in a steady paycheck for you, let alone a $710,000 lump sum payout, just for looking grumpy! Well, that is just what one "grumpy-looking" cat named Tardar Sauce has going for it.
Trade secrets have commercial value. Laws regarding trade secrets can be abstruse, often needing clarification. That is why there is a Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA), which attempts to clarify the rights for those with trade secrets they wish to protect.
You have heard the term "common law marriage," but have you heard of a "common law trademark?" In a common law marriage, two people consider themselves married although they haven't gone through the legality of registering their marriage. It is the same with a common law trademark; a trademark is being used that has not yet been registered.
Apple already has a wide market on its Apple products. Now it is expanding those services with a new patent regarding wireless charging. This new patent expands on the wireless power that was developed and patented by Energous.