Last 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.
Judge Flax’s response to the weird Venn diagram of “life imitates art imitates life” overlapping with “it’s déjà vu all over again”?
And thanks to Judge Flax, yes, we did.