Category Archives: Intellectual Property

Big Pharma Seeks Exemption From Patent Law

Implementation of the America Invents Act (“AIA”) has brought substantial changes to the patent law …

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Legal Issues In Collaborations

Innovation depends on collaboration and leveraging the expertise of diverse individuals is instrumental to creating …

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Supreme Court Holds That Whether or Not Trademarks May Be Tacked in Determining Priority is a Question for the Jury

In a recent case, Hana Financial Inc. v. Hana Bank et al., the Supreme Court …

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Practice Tips for Determining Likelihood of Confusion – Factors to Consider when Assessing Similarity of Trademarks

When reviewing any new trademark application, one of the first issues an Examiner will address …

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Enforceability of Confidentiality Agreements – Confidential Information Must be “Confidential”

For many companies, entering into confidentiality or non-disclosure agreements is common practice when sharing confidential …

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RECENT CASE HIGHLIGHTS BEST PRACTICES FOR WEBSITE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently decided the case of …

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TROUBLE FOR SOFTWARE AND BUSINESS METHOD PATENTS – FEDERAL CIRCUIT INVALIDATES PATENT CLAIMS USING ALICE FRAMEWORK

BUYSAFE, INC. V. GOOGLE, INC. To secure a patent in the United States, an invention …

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How the America Invents Act Has Changed the “One-Year Grace Period” for Filing Patent Applications

The United States patent system underwent a major overhaul last March with the implementation of …

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These Countries Lead in Patent and Trademark Application Filings

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has released some interesting statistics on international patent and …

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Watch Out for Trademark and Copyright Registration Scams!

The requirements for registering trademarks, copyrights and business names can sometimes be puzzling.    A variety …

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