Intellectual Property Law Blog

January 29, 2019
Sectors of Medicine where AI in Medical Devices is Taking Off

Sectors of Medicine Where AI in Medical Devices is Taking Off

While artificial intelligence is rapidly being integrated into medical device technologies, AI is still in its early stages of development. AI has become very “good” at performing certain automated processes, such as speech recognition and image processing, while remaining “weak” […]
January 24, 2019
Protecting Your Mobile App's Intellectual Property

Protecting Your Mobile App’s Intellectual Property

In today’s tech-savvy and highly digitally-connected world, mobile application development is a booming industry. The mobile experience is ubiquitous – practically everyone has a smart device or mobile platform that gives them constant and instantaneous access to the internet. Due […]
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 […]