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Overcoming Patent Application Rejections by the USPTO

35 USC §101 Rejections Since the U.S. Supreme Court decided Alice v. CLS Bank in 2014 there has been a drastic increase in 35 USC §101 rejections. The decision emphasized that inventions “directed to an abstract idea” are not patentable. The U.S. Patent Office has used this decision to reject a majority of software utility […]

Negotiating the Distribution of Patented Products: Points to Consider

Every week, it seems, another news story appears about an innovative startup preparing to launch its new take on a product to a waiting market. While consumers and companies alike often eagerly anticipate these launches, they also pose potential risks to the company and its ownership of its intellectual property. Today’s marketplace is more competitive […]

PODS Wins Case over UHaul

Most people today have heard of PODS by now. If you haven’t, they are a moving company that specializes in offering large containers you can pack your belongings up into that they call pods. The containers are then picked up by a truck and delivered to their final destination to be unpacked by the person […]

Students are Fighting Ridiculous University IP Laws

Students are increasingly running into issues where they create innovations while as a student at a University and the University has a policy in place stating that the creations belong to them, or partially belong to them. This is a serious issue that is taking away from the creations of our youth and Caleb Carr […]

Piracy Goes Directly Against Intellectual Property Laws

Piracy over the Internet today goes against intellectual property rights, I believe that most lawyers would agree with that. There have even been some lawsuits against individuals and large groups of people that share files that don’t belong to them over the Internet. Even though there is recognition that piracy is illegal and that people […]

Why Intellectual Property Insurance Makes Sense

If you own a major company that relies on intellectual property as one of the most important elements to success, and this is often a part of most major companies, then you should consider getting intellectual property insurance. This is an insurance property that protects the intellectual property of your company, and helps cover your […]

IP Law Offices are Providing Raises to Lawyers Specializing in the Field

Lawyers that specialize in the field of IP law are now being granted raises, jobs and the joining of law firms with one another. This is to boost the appeal of many law offices that do not specialize in this field. Many of them are getting requests to be covered under their legal counsel, but […]

What is a trade secret?

Special sauces, secret ingredients, secret inner workings, special ways to train employees; we come in contact with products and brands that have these trade secrets every day.  These trade secrets are what make that product so special.  Have you ever wondered how a company legally protects those trade secrets?  In almost all states, a trade […]

Is Intellectual Property Management in the Future for all Companies?

Who’s suing for what?  What is pending against who?  Why are they filing where?  Thousands of intellectual property cases are making their way on dockets across the country each year.  It would almost make sense these days to have a separate division strictly for handling intellectual property issues in every business in corporate America. Intellectual […]

Do I Need Intellectual Property Protection?

Intellectual property law has been around for well over two hundred years.   It has been added to and rewritten in efforts to keep up with the changing times.  The internet forever changed the way material is published.  To protect your original works, you need intellectual property protection.  The good news is that it may be […]

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