Intellectual Property

 
 
  • Trademark Lunacy, Acronym Fever, Over Big Mac Brand

    Hmm Daily notes that the Operations Department of the Cancellation Division of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) issued a ruling that, under the European Union Trade Mark Delegated Regulation (EUTMDR), it was canceling the registration...

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  • Four Years After Alice, Software Patents Making a Comeback

    Since being sworn in as the new director of the USPTO in February, Andrei Iancu has led the charge to improve predictability of patent-eligible subject matter. In addition to guiding United States patent examiners, Iancu has also...

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  • Software Patents Still Valuable After Alice: A Case Study

    The Supreme Court’s Alice decision in 2014 raised the bar for patent eligibility, with a two-part test that led many software patents to be declared ineligible. Some companies overreacted, writes Banner & Witcoff attorney Aseet Patel in...

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  • 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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 10 months ago
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