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What Is Eminent Domain?

  Scott has vast experience in property rights law, especially in eminent domain litigation initiated by the Florida Deptartment of Transportation, Pinellas, Pasco and Brevard Counties, all of which involved government authorized takings of private property for roadway, parks and utility purposes. His eminent domain experience was developed in both the public sector—where he handled […]

Federal Court Shuts Down Allergan’s Attempt to Shield Patents

A recent Federal Circuit ruling held that tribal sovereign immunity does not apply in reviews at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board which rejected an attempt from Allergan PLC to shield patents for its dry-eye medication, Restasis, by transferring them to a Native American tribe. According to an article by Reuters, the drug generated $1.5 […]

Japan Patent Law, Just Amended

At Widerman Malek, we pride ourselves on being a resource for our clients and referral sources especially when it relates to intellectual property matters.  We work closely with other intellectual property professionals across the country and the world which allows us to best service our clients. We recently received an update regarding patent law procedure […]

Title III American with Disabilities Act “Tester” Lawsuits

There is a problem happening throughout Florida which is affecting the rights of small business owners and taking advantage of the Title III American with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). This ongoing issue was prevalent in our recent case of Patricia Kennedy v. Rhoda Solano, et.al.   Our client owns and operates a small restaurant located in Cocoa […]

Mediation – An Overview

Mediation is the process of bringing two parties (or more) together to resolve a dispute or conflict. In law, mediation is used as a tool to help settle cases by bringing the parties together. Mediation is conducted by a neutral third party professional called a mediator.  Often, mediators are retired judges or lawyers who have […]

Timeliness To Report Breach of Data

In the protest of First Financial Associates, Inc. File: B-415713; B-415713.2, the GAO was looking at provision regarding the timeliness requirements for reporting a data breach. The protester’s proposal stated it would provide notice within 12 hours. The protester was rated as marginal based on its “lengthy” reporting period which was also inconsistent with the […]

U.S. Patent Number 10,000,000 Has Issued

On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued U.S. Patent No. 10,000,000.  This is quite a milestone for the patent office.  The first U.S. Patent was issued on July 31, 1790 to Samuel Hopkins for a process of making potash, which is an ingredient used in fertilizer. Fast-forward 228 years […]

Ed Kinberg teaches at the Space Coast Community Law School

Widerman Malek attorney Ed Kinberg, the head of the Government Contracts Division for the firm taught a class at the Space Coast Community Law School on “Business Entities: How to Start a Small Business.” The Space Coast Community Law School offers free legal seminars to the public on a variety of topics. Their goal is […]

Widerman Malek Christmas Party 2017

The holidays have all but wrapped up, but not before Widerman Malek had a chance to hold its annual Christmas Party (this time for the adults). The photos of the event below are courtesy of Danielle Giles Photography.

How To Obtain A Software Patent

Up until recently, software patents accounted for about half of all patents issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The U.S. Supreme Court has since made it more difficult to receive a software patent. However, the tide is shifting back in favor of inventors and patent owners. In fact, since the initial […]

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