Intellectual Property Law Blog

January 22, 2018

Can I Patent My Hot, New Mobile App?

In 2017, Google Play and the Apple App Store both passed one million apps. These numbers demonstrate just how competitive the app development market is. With such fierce competition, anyone looking to create a mobile app wants to protect the […]
January 18, 2018
Medical Device Provisional Patent

Advantages of Filing A Provisional Patent Application To Protect Your Newly Invented Medical Device

Many inventors and companies file a provisional patent application with the thought and expectation that they would then, 12 months later, file a non-provisional patent application. Since a provisional application requires a lot of work up front to prepare (but […]
January 12, 2018

What Should I do if Someone Tries to Register a Trademark Just Like Mine?

When new trademarks are published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), there is a grace period during which any party with the proper standing can oppose the registration of a new mark. Qualifying parties must file a […]
January 10, 2018

Medical Device IP Strategy Often Depends on Exit Strategy

Strategy plays an important role in achieving success as a business because thoughtful planning can go a long way towards ensuring that your company heads in the direction that you want it to go. Smart companies employ multiple strategies on […]
January 9, 2018

Provisional Patent Applications for Mobile Software Apps

Mobile app technology is a unique area of innovation because the sources of value that can be extracted from mobile apps can be so incredibly varied. There are mobile apps where the heart and soul of the app is the […]
January 4, 2018

Options for Expediting the Patent Process For Computer Software Inventions

The United States Patent and Trademark Office estimated that the average patent application is completed in two and a half years. Some patent applications take even longer to issue. Often, the process is too slow for some software inventors to […]
December 28, 2017

Patenting Software is About Patenting the Process, Not the Code

Software developers are immensely smart individuals, and they often understand the importance of protecting their software intellectual property. But it’s not always clear whether software is patentable. Some people say that it is, while others say that it isn’t. So […]
December 22, 2017

What Can I Do If the USPTO Denies My Trademark Application?

A division of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), reviews many legal disputes related to trademarks, including opposition, cancellation, interference, and concurrent use proceedings. When the USPTO provides a final rejection […]
December 18, 2017

Know The Patent Landscape Early – 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 […]