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The US Patent and Trademark Office Remains Open During Government Shutdown

At 12:01 AM on January 20, 2018, the United States Government went into shutdown based on impasse in congress over budgeting.  Of course, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is an agency of the United States Government.  The government shutdown applies to all “non-essential” government agencies.  For example, agencies that are considered as […]

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 […]

Qualcomm Sues Meizu over Patent Infringement

Qualcomm has a history of fighting with a Chinese company known as Meizu. This manufacturer of portable electronics is known for producing items without taking the time to acquire all the proper patent rights for the products that it creates. That’s why Qualcomm has taken legal action against the company many times, and it’s why […]

The Donald Trump Skittles Controversy

Donald Trump is getting a whole lot of attention these days with the election and now being the President-elect. He’s been involved in a whole lot of controversy and people are quoting him on a daily basis, but few are talking about his copyright infringement case. Donald Trump managed to achieve copyright infringement in a […]

Even Celebrities Can Get in Trouble with Infringement Cases

Most celebrities are highly protective of their own brands and they will work hard to maintain their image. They aren’t always so protective of other people’s brands though, and even celebrities have been found guilty of infringement before. It’s pretty common for celebrities, particularly musicians, to get in trouble for copyright problems. Blurred lines by […]

China is Now Protecting and Enforcing Their IP Laws

Many people throughout the world know that they should not do something, but when it is so easy; a lot of times they do it anyway. This is something that China is no longer going to look the other way with when it comes to their IP laws. They are coming up with better ways […]

Basics Every Inventor Should Know Regarding IP Laws

Intellectual property rights have been known for years and with this comes the ability to adapt to the new years, the new products and the inventors that make them. However, when the laws are unclear; then something can go wrong for the inventor and the products. This is not generally something that is welcomed with […]

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 […]

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