Trade Secrets Can Do Major Damage
Theft of trade secrets can result in enormous damage awards even where the harm to the trade secret holder caused by the theft is primarily a competitive economic harm and only minimally a direct economic harm. Last month, Epic Systems Corporation (&…
Novelty and Obviousness for US Patent Prosecutors
IP Practice Marketing Webinar for Ridout & Maybee LLP.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
Here is to Renewed Optimism for Aggrieved Artists!
The COVID-19 Relief Bill includes changes to both federal trademark law and federal copyright law, as covered by the Trademark Modernization Act (TMA) and the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act (CASE Act). Both Acts should be fully…