Doug Giannantonio

Doug Giannantonio is an Articles Editor for the Columbia Science and Technology Law Review. He is a 3L at Columbia Law School.

STLR Link Roundup – August 25, 2013

McDonald’s versus the MACDIMSUM On July 2, 2007, a Canadian man applied for the trademark MACDIMSUM for Malaysian, Asian and Chinese food and drink products.  McDonald’s opposed the trademark, arguing that there is a strong likelihood of confusion between MACDIMSUM and McDonald’s family of trademarks starting with the prefixes MC and MAC.  Last year, the [...]

STLR Link Roundup – February 20, 2013

Bowman v. Monsanto: A Patent That Just Keeps On Growing On Tuesday February 19, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Bowman v. Monsanto concerning patent rights of self-replicating technology. Monsanto created and patented a genetically altered soybean resistant to the herbicide Roundup, coined Roundup Ready.  Vernon Hugh Bowman, an Indiana farmer, obtained second-generation Roundup [...]

Will SCOTUS Finally Address Pay-For-Delay Pharma Settlements?

Pay-for-delay pharmaceutical settlements have been a point of contention for over a decade.  Such agreements entail a branded drug manufacturer paying a generic drug manufacturer a large sum of money to withdraw their drug patent challenge and refrain from entering the market of the branded drug for a specified amount of time.  In the end, [...]