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The digital world we live in has made many things complicated.  With the internet, the whole world is connected.  Technology is moving at such a fast pace it is often difficult to determine who came up with what idea first.  This is why trademark and copyright laws have become so important.  Even the most seemingly […]

The Cry for Patent Reform and Death to Patent Trolls: States Unite to Answer

If you spend any amount of time looking into cases brought before courts on various levels for intellectual property rights infringements, you will find yourself swimming in a host of well-known names.  Patent trolls, aka: NPE’s or Non-Practicing Entities, have found a niche in the innovative system that is crying for reform.  They lie in […]

New IP Czar Named

DC Attorney Danny Marti has been named the new IP Czar

A Lesson to be Learned from Intellectual Property Giants

Minoru Usui, President of Epson, adheres to a valuable lesson that all companies should try to learn. He knows the worth of an Intellectual Property (IP) and therefore, tries his best to capitalize on it. It is only when a company comes out with unique IP that no one else has, that the company will […]

Resolution of the NPX/Blackberry Case

Several years ago, a company called NXP filed suit against Blackberry claiming that the phone company infringed upon six patents held by NXP, a semiconductor company based in the Netherlands and a spinoff of Phillips.  Although NXP dropped three of the charges, that still left three remaining charges that eventually got heard by a federal […]

3D Printing: An Intellectual Property Nightmare

3D printing. What is it exactly? The media has been mentioning it more and more often but it is still a rather abstract concept to most people. The down and dirty of it goes something like this, a three dimensional object is created beginning with a digital model and is then formed into a tangible […]

Should I Seek A Foreign Patent: Invention Factors

As mentioned in an earlier blog, many businesses are unaware of the need and/or are unfamiliar with the procedures to extend patent rights outside the United States.  This article describes some factors characteristic of the invention itself that one may consider when making the important decision to file for patent protection in foreign countries. Invention Factors […]

Should I Seek A Foreign Patent? Legal Factors

As mentioned in my last blog, many businesses are unaware of the need and/or are unfamiliar with the procedures to extend patent rights outside the United States.  This article describes some legal factors one may consider when making the important decision to file for patent protection in foreign countries. Legal Factors Before initiating a time consuming […]

How Do I Enforce My Patent? Part 2: Cease-and-Desist Letters

By: Dan Pierron As mentioned in my previous post, one strategy in enforcing your patent is to send an entity that is potentially infringing your patent what is called a “Cease and Desist” letter.  The letter has a few core purposes. First, it provides “actual notice,” which is notifying the allegedly infringing party that you believe […]

How Do I Enforce My Patent? Part 1: Overview

By: Dan Pierron Congratulations!  Your claims have been allowed, you’ve paid your issue fee, and you’ve received the seal and red ribbon! It’s been years in coming, and now you can kick back and relax, both your mind and your legal budget.  Right?  Maybe not.  Deciding how to utilize a single patent or an entire portfolio […]

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