“OMG. How’d They Get a Patent on a Thing Like That?” (Part 2 of 2)

January, 18th, 2019

By Wesley W. Whitmyer, Jr.     Read Part 1 I have been asked this question hundreds of times. You can probably guess that the person doing the asking has just been accused of patent infringement. [Read More…]

The USPTO Publishes Revised Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance

January, 8th, 2019

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has prepared 2019 Revised Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance for use by Examiners in evaluating whether an application is directed to patent-eligible subject matter.  While all processes, machines, manufactures, [Read More…]

The Art of Patent War: A Global Patent Strategy

January, 8th, 2019

By Victor P. Lin Just last year, the seven-year-long patent war between Apple and Samsung came to an end with both parties agreeing to settle the dispute over Samsung’s infringement of multiple U.S. utility and [Read More…]

Copyright Expiration Takes New Works to Public Domain

January, 4th, 2019

By Robert D. Keeler Amidst the clinking of champagne glasses at midnight on January 1, 2019, copyrights will experience a mass expiration for the first time in 20 years. Anyone will be free to use, [Read More…]

Hoping 2019 Brings Clarity to Patentable Subject Matter

January, 2nd, 2019

By Christopher J. Stankus We find ourselves reflecting on 2018’s patent law developments as we welcome the New Year. One notable advancement is the USPTO’s efforts to aid examiners and clarify the law on Section [Read More…]

Trademark Registration: An Essential Step to Protecting Your Business

December, 21st, 2018

By Walter B. Welsh In today’s internet-based economy, achieving and maintaining brand exclusivity is critical to driving customer traffic to your business. A recent analysis of consumer products sold through e-commerce sites shows 75% of [Read More…]

Extending Your Patent’s Life Utilizing Appeals

December, 18th, 2018

By Michael J. Kosma Once issued, the life of a patent extends twenty years from the date it was filed. While the time between filing and issuance is generally lost because the patent is not [Read More…]

Apples Are The New Jingle Bells

December, 5th, 2018

By Christina L. Winsor We’re entering into the season of hope and forgiveness.  But is that the reason Apple and Amazon have decided to put their years of feuding aside and come together… just in [Read More…]

Video Gaming: Patent Law’s 12-Figure Secret

November, 27th, 2018

By Andrew P. Siuta   Consumers are estimated to spend over $135 billion dollars on video games in 2018.  Over half of this 12-figure industry is expected to be spent on mobile gaming.  This is [Read More…]

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