Intellectual Property

 
 
  • Protecting Your Company’s Domain Name

    Other companies cannot use your company’s domain name, but they may attempt to use something similar. This Today’s General Counsel article explains the potential problems – specifically cybersquatting and the related practice of “typosquatting” – why it’s...

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  • Protecting Your Company’s Domain Name

    Nearly all successful businesses maintain an online presence, often incorporating the company’s trademark into the domain name. It is highly advisable to monitor the use of your trademark on the Internet. Other entities may seek to use...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Design Patents Overlooked in Many IP Portfolios

    Many consumer products companies have long taken advantage of the protection afforded through design patents. Companies in other areas — heavy industry, electronics and, most notably, medical devices — have been slower to recognize these valuable assets....

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Trade Secret Tips for Strategic Buyers

    More than other form of intellectual property, a buyer’s exposure to the seller’s trade secrets can cause liability and restrict the buyers’ business moving forward. The buyer’s actions in the context of a strategic acquisition can also...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Patent
    Cult Leader Games Patent Office

    A cult leader with deep enough pockets to doggedly pursue patents for mundane variations on established technology has been using his inventions as evidence of his genius. Keith Raniere’s followers, many of them women, several of whom...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • Integrating Trade Secrets into a Comprehensive IP Strategy

    Companies that conduct R&D often have a patentability procedure. That process is also well suited to trade secret protection. In addition to deciding whether the invention justifies the cost of patent prosecution, your company should also consider...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • China Stole This U.S. Company’s IP The Old-Fashioned Way

    The Chinese wind turbine company Sinovel managed to come up with some software that had been developed by a U.S.-based company with which Sinovel had been working for years. Sinovel made the turbines, and the U.S. company...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • Some PTAB Procedural Decisions Can Be Appealed

    In January 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued its en banc decision in Wi-Fi One, LLC v. Broadcom Corp., holding that Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) time-bar determinations (the one-year...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • Does Your Boss Own Your Brain?

    Today, many employment agreements, particularly in the tech industry, include a clause assigning to an employer all discoveries, improvements, ideas, processes, developments, designs, know-how and formulae the employee develops while working for the employer, whether or not...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • Domestic “AK-47,” Made In FLA, Evades Sanctions

    The best-known product of Kalishnikov, one of the strongest brands in the world, is the iconic AK-47 automatic rifle, widely recognized by its curved magazine and admired for its reliability and forgiveness under harsh conditions. The Kalishnikov...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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