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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…]

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…]

Cross Licensing in Computer Technologies

July, 9th, 2019

By Andrew P. Siuta Advanced Micro Devices will soon release its new Ryzen 3000 series of processors, in yet another attempt to grab market share away from Intel.  The new 3000 series are expected to [Read More…]

Patents: A Way to Attack, Defend, and Diplomacy

June, 27th, 2019

By Stephen F.W. Ball, Jr. and Jacob J. Alexander In recent years the number and use of patents has grown exponentially. There were nearly 4 times as many patent applications filled in 2013 than in [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Obtains Patent Allowance In Single Response After A Decade With Another Firm

June, 3rd, 2019

WHIPgroup successfully obtained allowance of claims for a microminiature computer after unsuccessful attempts by another firm starting in 2009. Having grown frustrated with the process and unable to obtain a patent over the decade-long period, [Read More…]

Patents and Trademarks Don’t Mix

May, 29th, 2019

By Wesley W. Whitmyer, Jr. The “IP” craze in naming law firms and professional associations blurs the lines between different types of intellectual property.  Patents and trademarks, in particular, are lumped together without regard to [Read More…]

Tech and Telecom Giants Take the Lead in the Self-Driving Vehicle Patent Race

May, 13th, 2019

By Patrick D. Duplessis These days it seems almost every article or news report about self-driving vehicles (SDVs) includes the prophecy that the automobile will soon resemble a “smartphone on wheels.”  That oft-repeated phrase alludes [Read More…]

Federal Circuit Guidance on Trademark Webpage Specimens

May, 7th, 2019

By Walter B. Welsh A webpage qualifies as use in commerce if it is a point-of-sale. A recent precedential decision, In re Siny Corp., provides guidance on what constitutes a point-of-sale. This article discusses that [Read More…]

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