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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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 […]
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 Continue reading
The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association (“ALS”) has withdrawn its US Trademark Applications that include the phrases “ice bucket challenge” and ALS ice bucket challenge.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
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- US Patent and Trademark Office Extends After Final Action Consideration October 30, 2014
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