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By now you’ve heard about the recent death of Larry (Bud) Melman, the old Late Night With David Letterman character whose real name was Calvert DeForest (NYT obituary). In an intellectual property dispute, NBC claimed ownership of the Larry (Bud) Melman name, even though it had been devised by a “Letterman” writer, Merrill Markoe. From…