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Supreme Court to Tackle Issue of Who Pays Trademark Litigation Fees

The US Supreme Court agreed to decide whether the US Patent and Trademark Office’s policy of requiring its attorneys’ fees be paid regardless of the outcome of the case is legal. The district court circuit split arises from language in both the Patent Act and the Lanham Act that requires applicants, who file de novo […]

Attorneys Kinberg and Lagasca Attend Department of Defense (DoD) Cybersecurity Regulations Seminar

Widerman Malek Federal Procurement Attorneys Ed Kinberg and Jason Lagasca attended a full day seminar on Department of Defense (DoD) cybersecurity regulations in Tampa sponsored by yesterday hosted by the U.S. Air Force, Northrop Grumman and the University of Southern California (USC) Center for Economic Development. The event focused on assisting small businesses in understanding […]

Official Examination Fees will Increase in Japan

We are proud to be a resource for our clients and referral sources especially when it relates to intellectual property matters.  We have a network of lawyers and firms across the world to help keep us apprised of new procedures and changes in the patent and trademark law. We recently received an update related to […]

How does my divorce or divorce proceeding affect my tax filing?

From the perspective of the IRS Your marital status is determined by the status of the marriage on the last day of the taxable year.  In other words, if you are not divorced by December 31, 2018 then in the eyes of the IRS, you will still need to file as married either jointly or […]

United States Trademark Office Launches Pilot Program For Trademark Cancellation Proceedings

The USPTO announced that it was launching a pilot program to streamline cancellation proceedings for registered trademarks that may have been abandoned or that the trademark owner is not currently using.  The Trademark Office indicated that such trademark registrations often act as a hindrance to trademark owners that are actually using their trademarks but cannot […]

Widerman Malek sponsors National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) 2019 “Block Kids” competition

Widerman Malek is proud to be the Breakfast Sponsor for the 2019 “Block Kids” competition sponsored by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC). The Block Kids Program is a national building competition sponsored on the local level by the Space Coast Florida Chapter, NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction). The program introduces […]

Join Us Saturday, February 9th for the No Bad Days Foundation Annual Kickin’ It For Hope Event

 Saturday, February 9, 2019 Pre-registration: 9 a.m. * Games begin: 10 a.m. Viera Regional Park  2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, FL $60 per player – $500 per team (10 player team) Participants with disabilities play for free Please come join us for a fun day of kickball and FREE family-friendly activities. Dozens of cash raffle […]

Three Widerman Malek Attorneys Become Partners

Attorneys Kelly G. Swartz, Eric L. Hostetler and J. Mason Williams IV have become partners at the firm! Kelly, as an equity partner, is board certified in intellectual property law and practices in the areas of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets and unmanned systems.  Kelly serves as chair of the Board […]

New Guidelines for Software Patents

Effective January 7, 2019 U.S. patent examiners will have a new set of guidelines at their disposal to evaluate software patent applications.  The guidelines have codified recent case law to provide more consistency in Patent Office actions dealing with software. The new guidelines emphasize that when evaluating a software patent application an examiner must apply […]

Two New Additions Boost Widerman Malek’s Growing Practice

We are pleased to welcome attorneys Demian S. Serianni and Charles P. Castellon to our Widerman Malek Celebration office. “Demian’s and Charles’ experience add incredible value to our clients,” said WM managing partner Mark Malek.  “We are proud to have them join our team.” Demian focuses on all matters related to United States Immigration and Nationality Law. Prior […]

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