Intellectual Property Law Blog

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 […]
December 11, 2017

Why Every CEO and General Counsel Should Be Considering Fixed-Fee IP Services

One of the biggest challenges businesses face every year is figuring out how to extract the most value for every dollar that gets spent. Return on investment is crucial to a company’s bottom line, and when businesses are looking to […]
December 6, 2017

Why It Is Important to Police and Enforce Medical Device IP Rights

The medical device and healthcare technology industries are rapidly developing and advances are being made at a remarkable rate. New life-saving devices and treatments are created every day. A technological innovation, unique medical device design or revolutionary new treatment technique […]
December 5, 2017

Using Medical Device IP Rights to Get Funding

Undercapitalization is one of the biggest killers of small medical device companies – but this does not have to happen to your business. Your company has valuable resources at its disposal, and it is just a matter of figuring out […]
November 29, 2017

IP and FDA Regulatory Strategies Often Go Hand-In-Hand

In the medical device industry, it is common for medical device companies to seek regulatory approval on new medical devices and innovations from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) while simultaneously pursuing intellectual property protection. Since both processes can take […]
November 27, 2017

PTAB under fire at the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in two separate cases today regarding the constitutionality of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) system within the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). One case challenges the constitutionality of the PTAB […]
November 21, 2017

The Value of an NDA

As each growing business quickly realizes, Intellectual Property (IP) will often be the company’s most valuable asset. The Atomic Café, a coffee shop and bean roasting company, may have learned this lesson too late as evinced by a new lawsuit […]
November 17, 2017

How to Determine If Patenting Is the Right IP Protection Strategy for Your Mobile App

When it comes to protecting the intellectual property behind your new mobile application, you may have to consider your options carefully to determine what course of legal protection is best for your particular situation. While some mobile apps are incredibly […]