Intellectual Property Law Blog

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, […]
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 […]
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