Articles by Jason Sokel
Jason Sokel is a 2L at the American University Washington College of Law, also pursuing a Masters of Business Administration at the Kogod Business School. Jason received a bachelors degree in economics from New York University. Jason is a member of the American University Business Law Review and a member of the Business Law Society. Jason is interested in intellectual property law, specifically patent and trade secret issues.
On March 25 the Supreme Court will be hearing oral arguments on the FTC v. Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. a case about Pay-for-Delay agreements between innovative and generic pharmaceutical companies, to decide if these agreements are anticompetitive or merely supporting patent monopoly rights.
The Second Circuit affirmed MGA’s summary judgment motion, determining that their Bratz dolls do not violate Belair’s copyright, as the aesthetics of the doll are not substantially similar to Belair’s Angel/Devil Girls photograph.
Voter Verified v. Premier Election Solutions involves a patent infringement case for voter machines. Specifically it considers the elements that constitute prior art and whether Voter Verified provided enough evidence to prove Premier infringed upon its claims.