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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The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has launched an online toolkit to help individuals with basic information concerning trademarks. The website is located here. The Trademark Toolkit includes a link to: General information about trademarks; How to respond to a Cease and Desist letter; What to do if an infringement […]
The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association (“ALS”) has withdrawn its US Trademark Applications that include the phrases “ice bucket challenge” and ALS ice bucket challenge. The group posted to Facebook explaining its decision: We’ve received several messages regarding the trademark applications we filed. We Continue reading
The USPTO will be hosting seven roadshows across the country during September-October 2014 to increase the understanding of the First Inventor to File (FITF) provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA). The FITF provisions became effective on March 16, 2013. The roadshows are designed to resolve the difficulties with the administrative processes and to provide […]
In advance of the upcoming release of the Apple iPhone 6, a recent US Patent Application (SN 2014/0193606) published on July 10, 2014 discloses a sapphire glass component that is used on both front and back surfaces of electronic devices. The sapphire component is formed with a single crystal… Continue reading
The US Supreme Court in Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International Et Al., 573 U.S. ___ (6/19/2014) (“Alice”) has again held that the scope of patentable subject matter is narrow for business method patents. The representative method claim at issue in Alice recited the following steps… Continue reading
- US Patent and Trademark Office Launches Online Toolkit for Trademarks October 2, 2014
- ALS Association withdraws US Trademark Applications to Register “Ice Bucket Challenge” September 8, 2014
- First Inventor to File – 2014 USPTO Roadshow September 5, 2014
- US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Publishes Final Rules on First to File System February 13, 2013
- Federal Circuit Upholds TTAB’s Finding of Abandonment of Lens.com’s LENS Mark August 21, 2012
- Texas Regional Independent Inventors Conference-Austin, TX Sept. 14-15 August 16, 2012
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