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Trademark Rights Have Entered the Game

April, 6th, 2020

By Andrew Siuta and Lauren Matturri Anyone who plays video games will tell you that the characters in these games are just as important as the plot. However, when it comes to intellectual property protection, [Read More…]

Federal Circuit Decides Apple’s Invalidity Challenges Were Properly Litigated; Are Precluded

December, 31st, 2019

By William L. Birks III The Federal Circuit recently decided that Apple was precluded from pressing its proposed invalidity challenges on the basis of issue preclusion and previous litigation between Apple and VirnetX. VirnetX Inc. [Read More…]

Buyers Beware: Best Practices for Shopping Online During the Holiday Season

December, 12th, 2019

By Lauren C. Matturri The holiday shopping season is in full effect and more people than ever are making purchases online rather than in stores. Because of this, consumers need to be more vigilant when [Read More…]

The Rise of Artificial Intelligence Will Usher Changes to Patent Law

December, 3rd, 2019

By  Victor P. Lin In the past decade, the advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) and AI-based technology has skyrocketed.  It has ushered a new industrial revolution, where every aspect of society will eventually involve machine [Read More…]

It’s Time for Utility Models in the US

November, 18th, 2019

By Wesley W. Whitmyer, Jr. The US patent system no longer serves the interests of small business and independent inventors. Virtually every change to US patent law in recent years whether by Judicial interpretation or [Read More…]

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…]

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