Intellectual Property Law Blog

September 18, 2018

The Role Trademarks Play in Medical Device Technologies

Trademarks are one of the primary ways for a medical device company to convey their brand to patients, medical professionals and healthcare systems. Since trademarks are a distinctive way for consumers to identify your company and its products, it is […]
September 14, 2018

How To Put A Stop To Your Competitors Infringing Activities

Sometimes your only legal option for dealing with trademark infringers is to seek help from the court system. Business owners often need to resort to the courts in trademark infringement cases when the infringer is uncooperative, combative, or is a […]
September 6, 2018

Some Aspects of AI are a Good Fit for Copyright Protection

AI technology is a complicated creature – and this is particularly true when figuring out what IP assets exist in an AI technology. Some elements of AI involve creative thought or expression by the developers, such as the creativity that […]
September 4, 2018

Who Can Use Inter Partes Review?

Ever since its introduction in 2012 with the enactment of the America Invents Act, Inter Partes Review (IPR) petitions have been a popular alternative, or tangential proceeding, to litigation in the Courts. IPRs are used to challenge the validity of […]
August 30, 2018

Market Clearance Searches for Medical Device Innovations

No one needs to reinvent the wheel and you shouldn’t waste valuable time, money and resources designing a “new” medical device that already exists. Before committing too much in terms of time and development budget dollars to a new medical […]
August 24, 2018

Using Trade Secret Protection for AI IP

Artificial intelligence innovations often consist of several elements that would be best protected by trade secret. A trade secret is any business information that provides an economic benefit or competitive advantage due to the information not being generally known by […]
August 21, 2018

Are There Any Legitimate Defenses to Trademark Infringement?

It’s an unhappy experience when you and your business stand accused of using a trademark belonging to someone else without permission. Trademark infringement is a serious allegation, and it should not be taken lightly. In some situations, it may be […]
August 17, 2018

Software Patenting Challenges

The explosive growth of the software industry is paralleled by the dramatic increase in software-related patent application filings. Nonetheless, obtaining and implementing a software patent can be challenging. Specifically, the challenges for software patenting are that software code often has […]
August 9, 2018

Strategies for Claiming AI Inventions in Patent Applications

Inventions based in artificial intelligence (AI) are very interesting because these inventions often incorporate a variety of inventive technologies. There is usually a physical device involved in an AI invention, such as a computer, medical device, sensor apparatus or some […]
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