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Trademark Attorneys Pull Their Weight

May 9, 2013 Blogs

From the Law Journal Section of the Wall Street Journal, Monday, April 15, 2013: Trademark applicants represented by attorneys are 50% more likely to earn a stamp of approval from the U.S. patent and trademark office than those who go it alone, according to a new academic study. The paper’s […]

Is your Business Ready for “First-to-File” on March 16?

February 15, 2013 Blogs

On March 16, 2013, the biggest change in patent law in decades will take effect. On that day, patent law officially changes from “first-to-invent”—where first inventors are entitled to patent an innovation, to “first-to-file”—where the first to get to the patent office obtains the patent, regardless of whether he or she was […]

Using a Competitor’s Marks in Google AdWords

January 11, 2013 Blogs

For e-commerce, online visibility is critical. Many online businesses seek it by using Google’s Adwords (or similar programs) to promote their products in internet searches. Through Adwords, a business can select key terms and pay for sponsored advertising in search results for those terms on a “per-click” basis. But, what […]


November 20, 2012 Blogs

I depart from intellectual property on this month’s post to wish you all happy thanksgiving, and to offer a heartfelt “thank you” for your friendship, acquaintance, and business. I don’t recognize my opportunities and blessings enough. I’m hoping to improve, particularly following a recent experience. This month, through the generosity […]