Intellectual Property Law Blog

May 7, 2018

Simple Steps for Avoiding Trademark Infringement

Ownership and use of trademarks can be a significant boon to a business. Trademarks serve as memorable identifiers for goods and services so that consumers can identify the source of the product. Over time, consumers tend to develop a sense […]
April 20, 2018

The Benefits of Using the After Final Consideration Pilot Program 2.0 for Software-Related Patent Applications

Developing an innovative new software or mobile application can take a lot of time, money and resources. First, the idea for the software, and what it will do, has to be brainstormed. Next, the developer has to work tirelessly coding, […]
April 17, 2018

Can I Lose My Trademark Protection?

Many business owners who are fairly new to the intellectual property game find the process of securing a trademark for their company very exciting. The trademark represents the company, and customers will grow to associate the trademark with the company […]
April 12, 2018

What Is the Difference Between the ® Symbol and the TM Symbol?

Have you ever noticed that trademarks are often followed by a symbol such as a little ® or a small TM? What do these symbols mean in relation to the trademark that they are attached to? Each symbol indicates to […]
March 22, 2018

Patent Term Extension: Learn How Your Medical Device Inventions Can Benefit

It takes many years for new drugs and new medical devices to wind their way through the approval process of the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It can take anywhere from three to eight years on average for new […]
March 13, 2018

How to Help Your Patent Lawyer Prepare Your Software Patent Application

Software is ubiquitous in today’s tech-savvy world. Many technological advances that are being made today in mobile application development, medical devices, electronics and computers are largely attributable to innovative new software. When software is a critical part of a novel […]
March 1, 2018

What Is Inter Partes Review For Patents and Why Can It Be Useful?

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is not an infallible government entity, and from time to time the Patent Office might make a mistake by granting a patent in error. When this happens, while the patent holder might […]
February 19, 2018
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Software As A Medical Device: Can It Be Patented?

In general, if computer software meets the definition, software can be deemed a “medical device” by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and can also be patented, though patenting software can be difficult. The standards used for patentability and […]
February 13, 2018

Using Design Patents to Protect Graphical User Interfaces

One of the most important aspects of software and mobile applications is the user experience, which is closely tied to the graphical user interface (GUI) of the software. A user-friendly GUI can make all the difference in how well-received a […]