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Pool Float Lawsuit Rings a Bell . . .

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SwimTime coverLast summer, USPTO patent judge and NITA author Ryan H. Flax wrote our very first case file on patent law, SwimTime Corp. v. Water-Fun, Inc., a complex case involving the alleged design infringement of pool floats.

Yes. Pool floats.

So, imagine our surprise here in the Publications Department when, a year later, we came across a story in Jezebel (hey, no judging!) about a complex case involving the alleged design infringement of . . . pool floats.

The Pool Float Frenzy Has Unleashed Legal Drama

Judge Flax’s response to the weird Venn diagram of “life imitates art imitates life” overlapping with “it’s déjà vu all over again”?

#nitadiditfirst

And thanks to Judge Flax, yes, we did.

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