Intellectual Property Law Blog

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 […]
October 16, 2018

The Aftermath of Alice and It’s Impact on Software-Related Inventions

The Supreme Court’s 2014 ruling in the case of Alice Corp. v. CLS International caused the software developers’ world to rethink how they develop products and how those products can be patented. The case involved Alice Corporation, a software company that […]
October 12, 2018

How IP Assets Can Help Med Device Startups Raise VC Funding

Have you ever heard the expression, “you have got to spend money to make money?” It is often a necessity in entrepreneurship to invest in yourself in order to get others to invest in you and your business. But how […]
October 9, 2018

What is Fair Use of Trademarks?

One of the most important trademark rights is the exclusive right to use a given trademark in commerce to identify to consumers the source of a particular good or service, or a class of goods or services. Unauthorized use of […]
October 3, 2018

Have a Trademark? Use It or Lose It.

Did you know that even if you hold a certificate of registration for a trademark, you still could potentially face the risk of losing your trademark protection status? The age-old expression “use it, or lose it” is applicable in the world […]
October 1, 2018

Aspects of AI That are a Good Fit for Trade Secret Protection

Sometimes in business, the best way to garner and preserve a competitive advantage is by keeping valuable information to one’s self. Just about any valuable business information can be legally protected as a trade secret. Trade secret protection is useful […]
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