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Abolish 101 And Judicial Exceptions to Patentability

November, 1st, 2019

By Wesley W. Whitmyer, Jr. Congress is seriously considering effectively abolishing not only section 101 but all judge-made law limiting the scope of patent protection beyond 102 prior art. The language in the legislative proposal [Read More…]

Patents vs. Trade Secrets – What’s Best for You

October, 23rd, 2019

By Christopher J. Stankus Why do some companies choose to patent their invention while others choose to keep it secret? It comes down to determining what protection is best for your business and invention. A [Read More…]

Video Games; Press Yes to Continue

October, 9th, 2019

By Andrew P. Siuta The next generation of gaming consoles is quickly approaching.  Microsoft revealed its new gaming console generation with the Xbox Scarlett and Sony revealed the PlayStation 5.  However, with the advances in [Read More…]

Continuation Applications Should be Part of Your Patent Strategy

September, 25th, 2019

By Stephen F.W. Ball, Jr. One of the easiest and most strategic ways to build up a patent portfolio is using continuation applications. A continuation application is a “child” application filed during the pendency of [Read More…]

Could AI be the Largest Pharma Co.? USPTO Requests Public Comments on Patenting AI

September, 17th, 2019

By Mackenzie L. Long Earlier this year the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released eligibility guidelines for AI-related inventions. However, there still remains multiple questions regarding the ability to patent AI inventions. Late [Read More…]

Virtual Marking Must be Product-Specific

September, 11th, 2019

By William L. Birks III A Federal District Court for the District of Delaware has decided that for a product to be virtually marked by a patent, a patentee must associate the covering patent with [Read More…]

#sponsored: The Role of Influencers on Social Media in Light of FTC Regulations

September, 6th, 2019

By Lauren C. Matturri It is no surprise that most of us follow certain social media accounts to get advice or recommendations on fashion, cosmetics, electronics, and restaurants.  However, these recommendations are not always what [Read More…]

Why Registered Trademarks Matter on Amazon

August, 27th, 2019

By Robert D. Keeler Earlier this year, Amazon surpassed Walmart as the world’s largest retailer. Twenty-two years ago, Jeff Bezos attributed Amazon’s upcoming success to its strong branding: “There’s nothing about our model that can’t [Read More…]

Can AI Reshape the Landscape of IP?

August, 16th, 2019

By Victor P. Lin Back in the early 1960s, an American animated series called The Jetsons presented audiences a glimpse of how life may be in the future.  The show has accurately predicted – or [Read More…]

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