Our firm concentrates on helping independent inventors and small to mid-size technology companies exclude the competition by securing strong patent protection and trademark protection for their novel products and processes. We also provide licensing and negotiation assistance to improve the… Continue reading
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Ultramercial faced off again with WildTangent at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“CAFC”) when their case was remanded to the CAFC for the second time from the US Supreme Court. Ultramercial, Inc. and Ultramercial, LLC v. Hulu, LLC and WildTangent, Inc., 2010-1544, CAFC ( November 14, 2014) Ultramercial brought a patent infringement […]
On January 17, 2015 the US Patent and Trademark Office reduced its filing fees for Federal Trademark Applications. The fees for online filing of TEAS Plus was reduced by $50 to $225 per class of goods or services. The TEAS Reduced Fee (TEAS RF) Application is a new type of online application having a filing […]
IBM was granted the most U.S. patents in a single year for the 22nd straight year. IBM is attempting to transform itself through the use of cloud computing and data analytics and their patent portfolio reflects the technology that they intend to use. International Business Machines Corp.’s 7,534 patents in 2014 beat the record it set […]
In Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics Inc. and Pulse Electronics Corporation, CAFC 2013-1472,-1656 (October 22, 2014), the Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit (“CAFC”) reviewed the opinion of the District Court for the District of Nevada. Among other things, the District Court granted summary judgment that Pulse Electronics (“Pulse”) did… Continue reading
The US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has extended the After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0 (AFCP 2.0) through September 30, 2015. New Feature – AFCP Response Form (PTO-2323) A new feature of the AFCP is designed to reduce prosecution time and increase collaboration between examiners and applicants or their representatives. In response to an AFCP […]
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- US Patent and Trademark Office Reduces Trademark Application Filing Fees February 6, 2015
- IBM Obtains the most patents in 2014 January 14, 2015
- Federal Circuit Reaffirms Structure Requirements for Means-Plus-Function Claims February 27, 2013
- New Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) System to Launch in January 2013 December 5, 2012
- Google Threatens to Sue Youtube MP3 Conversion Site November 14, 2012
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