June 13, 2018

Trademark Infringement: Likelihood of Confusion Explained

When someone is using a trademark that is confusingly similar to a trademark that is already in use, it may constitute trademark infringement. The courts must analyze trademark infringement cases based on the use of a confusingly similar trademark by […]
June 11, 2018

Are There Time Restrictions on When Someone Can Initiate an Inter Partes Review?

Just like any other aspect of filing a patent application or a petition with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), there are certain timing restrictions that apply to the process of petitioning the Patent Trial and Appeal Board […]
June 7, 2018

Getting a Patent on AI inventions

The realm of artificial intelligence is brimming with innovation, and where there is innovation there is a need for patent protection. What makes the task of seeking patent protection for AI-based inventions tricky is that AI-based inventions are often based […]
May 31, 2018

I’ve Been Threatened with a Trademark Infringement Lawsuit! What Do I Do?

It is all too common of a nightmare scenario: a small business or individual receives a cease and desist letter accusing them of unauthorized use of a trademark and threatening trademark infringement litigation if use of the alleged trademark does […]
May 24, 2018

Types of Claims In Medical Device Patent Applications

In the US, assuming the statutory criteria are met, patents are granted by the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) to an inventor for his or her new invention. The patent grants exclusive rights for 20 years for the inventor […]
May 17, 2018

Do Not Underestimate the Value of Design Patents In A Medical Device IP Portfolio

The US Patent Act allows inventors to patent many types of inventions. In general, 35 U.S.C. §101 covers what are generally called “utility” patents and §171 governs what are called design patents. With respect to new medical devices, many inventors […]
May 7, 2018

Simple Steps for Avoiding Trademark Infringement

Ownership and use of trademarks can be a significant boon to a business. Trademarks serve as memorable identifiers for goods and services so that consumers can identify the source of the product. Over time, consumers tend to develop a sense […]
April 20, 2018

The Benefits of Using the After Final Consideration Pilot Program 2.0 for Software-Related Patent Applications

Developing an innovative new software or mobile application can take a lot of time, money and resources. First, the idea for the software, and what it will do, has to be brainstormed. Next, the developer has to work tirelessly coding, […]
April 17, 2018

Can I Lose My Trademark Protection?

Many business owners who are fairly new to the intellectual property game find the process of securing a trademark for their company very exciting. The trademark represents the company, and customers will grow to associate the trademark with the company […]
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