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A Great Patent Starts With A Great Invention Disclosure Meeting

In our last article, we discussed how to prepare for your initial meeting with a patent attorney. Now that you have had an initial meeting with your patent attorney and have decided to engage the patent attorney, it is time to discuss your invention…
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What To Expect When You Are Expecting… To Meet With A Patent Attorney

You have a great product (or an idea for one). You think it will take the world by storm. You heard something about intellectual property protection and you are careful about not sharing your idea with just anyone. Your friend recommends talking to a…
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Did You Know that You May Apply for Global Protection of Your Design through A Single System?

Through the series of ongoing lawsuits between Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and Apple Inc. that started in 2011, many have come to realize the meaning and value of design patents. Similar to utility patents, design patents have been a form of IP prot…
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Using Artificial Intelligence To Route Patent Applications Through A Patent Examination Pipeline

In October 2020, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released a report titled “Public Views on Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property Policy.”1 The report signifies the USPTO’s commitment to keeping pace with the ra…
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Shoes and Music – NFT Part II

In Part I of our series on Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), we discussed the fundamental of NFTs – what an NFT is, how NFTs are managed, and how NFTs are treated with respect to intellectual property rights. But what lies beyond? How are businesses harn…
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Improved Predictive Accuracy Will Not Buy Patent Eligibility For Machine Learning

Within several weeks, the Federal Circuit has held that two Stanford haplotype estimation patent applications lack patent eligibility because their claims are directed to abstract mathematical calculations. The applications covered improved technique…
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Celebrities and Creative Geniuses Rejoice – NFTs Part I

Non-fungible tokens, or “NFTs” are taking the digital world by storm. Jack Dorsey, the founder of Twitter, recently sold an autographed tweet associated with an NFT for $2.9 million. Super Bowl champion Tom Brady just announced the launch of the…
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AIPLA CLE Webinar: Your Competitor Got A Patent - Now What? Can you Invalidate it in Europe and the US?

The webinar is a 4th part of a five-part-series designed to provide a comprehensive review of various aspects of the US and EP patent prosecution - from patent eligibility issues, via examination and appeal, to post-grant reviews and litigation.
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Is Filing a Provisional Patent Application a Quick and Easy Way to Get a Patent?

If you are new to the patent world, you may have heard of provisional patent applications but are not sure how they are different from regular (non-provisional) patent applications. We provide some clarifications below to help you understand what a p…
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Patentability Of General AI: Is China Moving Away From Europe and Toward The United States?

Patenting an artificial intelligence (AI) invention can be a challenge that depends greatly on jurisdiction and the category of AI to which the invention belongs. Important jurisdictions for patent protection include Europe and China, and, of course,…
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