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Facebook sued again…

  Larry Klayman, an attorney and General Counsel of an organization called Freedom Watch, brought an action against Facebook, Inc. and Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, Inc., (collectively referred to as “Zuckerberg”) asserting claims of assault and negligence. Zuckerberg filed a motion to dismiss, which the court granted just a couple weeks ago. […]

Unitary Patent in Europe

By: Dan Pierron For those who have had experience filing patent applications in foreign jurisdiction, they know that the cost can escalate precipitously as the number of countries increases.  While the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) has done much to streamline the process, it remains an expensive endeavor.  Moreover, many European countries have previously entered into European […]

Software Licenses

A software license is a contract that governs the use and/or redistribution of software. Today, a lot of software is developed using open-source software. Open-Source software is typically licensed under an open-source license that permits users to study, use and modify the code. Developers sometimes run into trouble when they develop applications and they are […]

March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction

By: Dan Pierron To all those in the Space Coast area, I would like to take some time to plug an event occurring this Wednesday:  the March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction.  This is an annual premiere event, featuring many local chefs dishing up their finest wares for attendees to sample.  Restaurants that are participating this […]

What is Prior Art?

By: Mark R. Malek In my last article, I noted that an inventor has a duty to disclose prior art that they know of  when filing a patent application.  But what is prior art?  The answer to this question is extraordinarily important in determining not only patentability of an invention, but also in determining whether or […]

Yandy Infringes Upon Sesame Street’s Big Bird Trademark

Can a company’s mascots be trademarked? The answer to that question is yes, yes they can.  A trademark is defined by dictionary.com as any name, symbol, figure, letter, word, or mark adopted and used by a manufacturer or merchant in order to designate his or her goods and to distinguish them from those manufactured or […]

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