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New Best Patent Practices

May 10, 2012 Blogs

Eight months ago, the largest patent law reform in generations was delivered by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (“AIA”). Various aspects are being phased in overtime. Patent practitioners and businesses alike continue to discuss impact and new best practices, such as: (1)Intellectual-property asset management under the new “first-to-file” rule. On […]

Trademark? Junk mail!

February 15, 2012 Blogs

If you have ever applied for federal registration of a trademark, or if you have a registered trademark, you have probably received solicitations in the mail offering trademark services or even asking for the payment of fees related to the trademark. I am frequently contacted by clients trying to figure […]

BIG Patent Law Reform

September 9, 2011 Blogs

Get ready. The most sweeping patent law reform in decades is about to become law, courtesy of the Leahy-Amith America Invents Act (“AIA”). The bill is currently being sent to President Obama’s desk for signature, and he has indicated that he will sign it. Commentators are all over the map […]

A Federal Circuit Win

September 8, 2011 Blogs

We recently helped a global cache valley business, Harris research, win consolidated federal circuit appeals. The win at the federal circuit successfully defended: A prior jury verdict in favor of the client. The verdict found that a competitor unlawfully infringed upon the client’s patents. Those patents were held in trust […]

Maintaining Trademarks

June 22, 2011 Blogs

Once a trademark is registered, it should be properly maintained. Failing to maintain a trademark can, and often does, result in the loss of intellectual property rights. It wouldn’t make sense to buy a new car and never change the oil. Likewise, failing to properly maintain a trademark after having […]