Intellectual Property Law Blog

December 5, 2018

How To Deal With Trademark Counterfeiting

There are people out in the world who are looking to make a quick buck off of the intellectual property of others. By stealing, or counterfeiting a trademark, these unscrupulous people can disguise inferior products by slapping a counterfeit copy […]
December 3, 2018
IPR Decision

What Happens After An IPR Decision?

With all the discussion about the potential usefulness of Inter Partes Review (IPR) petitions as a way to seek the invalidation of a patent, petitioners often get excited about getting the IPR process started without having much of an understanding […]
November 27, 2018

How to Initiate a Trademark Infringement Lawsuit

If you are convinced that you have a trademark-related legal cause of action and you want to seek recourse through litigation, you will need to initiate a trademark litigation proceeding. You should speak with an experienced trademark litigation attorney, like […]
November 20, 2018

Copyright as an IP Protection Strategy for Medical Device Software

Software is frequently employed in medical device technologies. Since software code is written, and producing new software for medical devices requires some creativity on the part of the programmer, software code is usually eligible for intellectual property legal protections. One […]
November 5, 2018

Protecting AI Software IP in Medical Devices

The current state of the American healthcare system is stressed. Doctors hardly have any time to spend with their patients, it can be challenging for practitioners to detect serious conditions in the early stages from medical images, and many patients […]
October 31, 2018

How Software Companies Can Use NDAs to Protect IP Assets

In the software industry, a lot of intellectual property assets carry value due to the simple fact that others, such as competitors, do not know what you and your company know. For instance, in the case of code and algorithms […]
October 29, 2018

IPR Can Be Expensive, But Can Be Worth It

One of the most daunting aspects of an Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceeding at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) is the high cost. But the cost of an IPR often pales in comparison to the potential high and […]
October 22, 2018

Tips for Policing Trademark Rights

Obtaining trademark rights is only half the battle – once you have established trademark rights either through use of the mark in commerce or through state or federal registration, you will immediately need to begin policing the use of your […]
October 18, 2018

How to Expedite the Software Patenting Process

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) estimates that the average patent application is completed in two and a half years. Some patent applications directed to complex inventions, like software and other computer implemented inventions, take even longer to […]