January 22, 2019
What Is Generic Trademark?

What Does It Mean If a Trademark Is Generic?

Trademarks are invaluable business assets, and it is incredibly unfortunate when the protected status of a trademark is lost because the consuming public begins to too closely associate the trademark with the product or good that the trademark is attached […]
January 17, 2019
Is IPR Invalidation Better Than Court?

Is IPR A Better Option Than Fighting for Invalidation of a Patent in Court?

When it comes to seeking the invalidation of an issued patent, many find themselves weighing their legal options. There are two main options when trying to invalidate a patent – either through a post-allowance grant review process, such as Inter […]
January 8, 2019
Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Invaluable Business Assets

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning are Invaluable Business Assets

Artificially intelligent (AI) technologies and machine learning are proving to be invaluable time savers in a number of business applications. Whether the AI is being used for scheduling appointments, autonomously placing orders, or streamlining payments and accounting, businesses are reaping […]
December 28, 2018
Legal Remedies for Trademark Infringement

Legal Remedies for Trademark Infringement

Trademark infringement is one of the most common forms of trademark-related litigation. Individuals who have had their trademark rights infringed upon sue the infringer/defendant in court, and seek some form of remedy to “compensate” them for the economic injury that […]
December 26, 2018

Utilizing Examiner Interviews to Further Prosecution in Medical Device Patent Applications (Part 2 of 2)

An examiner’s interview can be immensely beneficial when working through patent prosecution at the USPTO for your medical device invention. But you are only going to get as much out of the interview as you are prepared to put into […]
December 21, 2018

Leveraging Examiner Interviews to Further Prosecution in Medical Device Patent Applications (Part 1 of 2)

One way that patent applicants and patent examiners can communicate about the prosecution of a medical device patent application is by conducting an interview with the examiner. Patent examiner interviews are common practice and are encouraged by the US Patent […]
December 18, 2018

Protecting Your Medical Device IP

It is an exciting time to be a part of the medical device technology sector. Cutting-edge innovations that improve the quality of patient care enter the market at breakneck speed, and competition is fierce. Advances in healthcare are being made […]
December 14, 2018

How to Assess the Strength of a Trademark

Not all trademarks are eligible for registration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In fact, the USPTO only reviews trademarks applications that are for distinctive trademarks. How distinctive a trademark is determined by whether the trademark is […]
December 12, 2018

Artificial Intelligence IP Needs Comprehensive Protection

When someone talks about intellectual property (IP) protection, one of the first things that usually comes to mind is patent protection. But there are other forms of legal protection for valuable IP assets. Due to the complex nature of AI, […]
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