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Andrei Iancu Confirmed as Director of United States Patent and Trademark Office

Andrei Iancu has been confirmed by the United States Senate as the next Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property, and the next Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Iancu was confirmed by the Senate by a vote of 94-0.

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 […]

Widerman Malek Holds Annual Ice Cream Social

As is always the case every year right before school starts, the Melbourne Law Firm of Widerman Malek hosted an ice cream social for the kids of the Florida based law firm as a little party just before school gets back in session.  The ice cream social is a great way for all the Widerman […]

A Poor Man’s Patent is No Way to Patent Your Idea

A poor man’s patent is not a good way to try to protect your invention. It does not give an inventor the same type of protection as a patent application does, and will not likely be useful to monetize your invention.

Widerman Malek Host Dinner Party with International Trademark Attorneys

The Attorneys of Widerman Malek, PL hosted a dinner for many attorneys that it conducts business with in the field of patents, trademarks, copyrights and general litigation. Attorneys Mark Malek and Mark Warzecha were honored to host this dinner party at Donovan’s Steakhouse in the Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego on May 4, 2015. Attorneys […]

Widerman Malek Attorneys Host Japanese Patent Attorneys

On Thursday April 23, 2015, the attorneys of Widerman Malek, PL, were honored to host Patent Attorneys Tatsuhiko Abe and Myeong-Cheol Woo of the Shiga International Patent Office at their Melbourne, Florida office. During the visit, Attorney Abe provided the United States Patent Attorneys and staff of Widerman Malek with updates to patent opposition proceedings […]

Widerman Malek, PL Attorneys Support Junior Achievement of the Space Coast

  Attorneys Mark Malek and Scott Widerman    Kelly and Neil Swartz, Scott and Brandi Widerman, and Mark and Aileen Malek Widerman Malek, PL Attorneys Kelly Swartz, Scott Widerman and Mark Malek Widerman Malek, PL Attorneys Pictured with Business Hall of Fame Laureate Carol Craig   Widerman Malek, PL Attorney Scott Widerman having fun with Mark […]

Widerman Malek, PL Supports Brevard PALS at Wine Tasting Event

On Friday March 6, 2014, Brevard PALS held their annual wine tasting event. PALS is an organization in Brevard County that “Provides Autism Links and Supports” and is associated with the University of Central Florida. The event was hosted by Mark and Aileen Malek, who are pictured above along with Widerman Malek, PL Paralegal Michelle […]

Widerman Malek, PL Attorneys Attend Association of University Technology Managers Conference

Widerman Malek, PL Attorneys Dan Pierron and Mark Malek attended the 2015 Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) Annual Meeting held in New Orleans from February 22 to February 25. AUTM is a network of professionals that generate innovations, license and develop innovations, and provide various services to organizations to help monetize those innovations. The […]

Patents – Get the Facts Right Part 1

It’s so easy to get caught up in the hype about patents that you somehow lose the understanding and the truth of what they cover and don’t cover, what they’re worth and not worth and when they’re needed and not needed. Everyone has an opinion and you soon learn that not everyone knows what they’re […]

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