Intellectual Property

 
 
  • Is The “Patent Troll” Narrative A Red Herring?

    The "pro-patent lobby” finally appears to be getting its act together, at least from a media and PR standpoint...

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  • Combine AI and Human Expertise for Effective Trademarking

    AI offers important advantages for trademark research. Properly implemented, it can be used to automate complex cognitive tasks and increase the effectiveness of search and watch results, while also improving speed and efficiency. Considering how advanced AI-enabled...

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  • Intellectual Property
    New IP Protection For Fashion Industry

    When it comes to intellectual property protection, U.S. fashion houses are at some disadvantage in relation to their European counterparts, writes Ballard Spahr attorney Kimberly A. Washshawsk. In deciding Star Athletica, LLC v.Varsity Brands, Inc. earlier this...

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  • New IP Protection for Fashion Industry

    Fashion brands in the United States have no specialized laws to protect their designs and innovations. They must rely upon existing intellectual property laws to protect what they create. They have increasingly relied upon design patents and...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Provisional Patent Rights – An Underutilized Protection

    Historically, there was almost nothing that could be done if a competitor copied your idea while a patent application is pending. Under a 1999 revision to the patent laws, however, a patent applicant can seek a reasonable...

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  • Proposed Law A Game-Changer For IoT Security

    Taking a backdoor approach to a looming cybersecurity problem, legislation proposed by a bipartisan group of senators would impose significant obligations on government contractors who supply an “internet-connected device.” An analysis of the Internet of Things (IoT)...

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  • Negotiating Tech Contracts with a Large Customer

    Getting the chance to contract with a large global company can be a huge opportunity for a small technology company, but it comes with potential pitfalls. Large companies “tend to dictate much more customer-favorable terms and are...

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  • Uber, Engineer Levandowski, Lose Privilege Bid In Trade Secrets Case

    Uber and Anthony Levandowski have lost their bid to retain privilege on a due diligence report that could shed light on trade secret theft allegations that have been leveled against them by autonomous vehicle company Waymo. Levandowski...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Five Techniques To Stop An IPR Before It Starts

    It is likely that at some point virtually any company that hold patents will be served with an Inter partes review petition challenging the validity of one or more of them. The full proceeding consists of two...

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  • Securing Company Info Against Disloyal Employees

    What can a company do when it gets word that an employee is angling for a new job and might be about to depart with proprietary information? It’s a difficult situation, although not as difficult as when...

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