Intellectual Property

 
 
  • 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 11 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 11 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 11 months ago
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  • Best Practices For Protecting Trade Secrets

    The threat of losing confidential information through targeted cyber-attacks by outsiders is real, but the more likely culprits are a company’s own employees. To protect proprietary data, it’s crucial to foster a culture of confidentiality in the...

    • Posted 12 months ago
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  • The Annual Super Bowl Trademark Party

    The NFL has its IP wrapped up tight and it doesn’t suffer meddlers lightly, although it’s loosened up a bit from 2007 when it went after a church that advertised a “Super Bowl” party where it planned...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Claiming “Right to Repair,” Farmers Hack Their John Deere Tractors

    Big farm equipment now runs run on embedded software which the manufacturer owns and only the dealership has the equipment to diagnose and fix. Faced with daunting economics, not to mention an affront to their self-reliance, some...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • New EU Data Protection Will Conflict With IP Rights

    The Pending EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will directly impact many U.S. companies, and for IP practitioners in particular it will...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • U.S. Army Trademark Battle With Vegas Pro Hockey Team

    The inaugural season of the Vegas Golden Knights has been a spectacular success, with the team currently ahead in the the NHL Western Conference. But an intellectual property dispute could cause some problems for the team, and...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • NY Landlord, Sued For Destroying Graffiti, Awaits Judge’s Ruling

    A case that began in 2013 with a lawsuit filed by 17 graffiti artists is still winding its way through federal court in New York, with the plaintiffs hoping to get unspecified damages and a declaration that...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Combining AI And Human Expertise For Effective Trademarking

    Clearing and securing trademarks is become a massive challenge, as the number of products and brands worldwide continues to mount seemingly without limit. To do it right, you need more than knowledge and experience, according to this...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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