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22 May 2011, 7:56 am by Gene Quinn
In a bit of a twist this year, the party nominating the National Inventor of the Year will also be recognized. Most nominations come from patent attorneys, so this is a great way for the IPO to recognize the team behind the inventor, as well as honoring the inventor. The nomination deadline is June 1, 2011, so now is your chance attorneys and agents to nominate those inventors you work with for their innovative contributions. I can’t think of a more worthwhile endeavor for our industry than to… [read post]
4 May 2011, 12:15 pm by Gene Quinn
U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke will belatedly commemorate World Intellectual Property Day on Thursday, May 5, 2011, in a ceremony at the Rayburn House Office Building in the House Judiciary Committee hearing room. The event will take place starting at 4:00 pm. Secretary Locke's remarks will begin at approximately 4:10 pm, and he is expected to highlight the importance of intellectual property protection and enforcement to the U.S. economy, celebrating the 11th anniversary of World Intellectual… [read post]
26 Apr 2011, 12:17 pm by Gene Quinn
Did World Intellectual Property Day sneak up on you again this year? How could you let that happen? At a time when the United States Congress seems hell bent on destroying the patent system by inadequately funding the United States Patent and Trademark Office we really should celebrate something that seems to be functioning, so why not celebrate the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the innovation policies of nations who are stealing research and development away from the United… [read post]
29 Sep 2011, 10:32 am by Gene Quinn
Indeed, the new Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property at the University of New Hampshire School of Law will formally open with a bang! Chief Judge Randall Rader of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will deliver remarks at a dinner hosted by UNH Law on Friday, September 30, 2011, and will participate in a Judge's panel on Saturday, October 1, 2011. Rounding out the Judges' panel will be Judge Pauline Newman and Judge Arthur Gajarsa, both also of the Court of… [read post]
27 Mar 2011, 5:05 am by Maureen Veterano
Many clients are unaware that the commercial general liability insurance (CGL) policy they hold is not fully protecting their most valuable assets, the ability to sell their products. And, most IP attorneys do not know that IP insurance is available to help fund their client’s IP litigation risks. If a client's IP becomes involved in litigation, specialized IP Insurance products will help ensure that there are funds available to pay the associated legal expenses. Without specific IP Insurance in… [read post]
4 Feb 2013, 9:07 am by MLB
Judith Grubner Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Judith L. Grubner provided a chapter for the new ExecSense e-book, IP Law for Businesses: Protecting Yourself and Your Company. Ms. Grubner’s chapter is “Crafting Legal Game Promotions.” The focus of her chapter is how business executives can comply with federal and state sweepstakes and contest laws when they market their products using game promotions where the winners are selected by a random drawing (sweepstakes) or are chosen… [read post]
17 Feb 2014, 6:10 am by Henry Sneath
By: Henry Sneath, Chair of the Intellectual Property practice at Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. or 412-288-4013 The US Supreme Court has a very busy IP docket in the next few months. Close watchers of the court predict a continuing focus on IP cases. Our friends at AIPLA provide a nice summary of the oral argument schedule of IP cases through April. We will follow these cases and post any important decisions. See AIPLA link below:… [read post]
6 Sep 2011, 10:13 am by Gene Quinn
In addition to a diverse international faculty focusing on “Enhancing IP Rights in a Time of Erosion” and other innovative IP topics, AIPF offers its Brand of Excellence programming which will include topics like eLawyering, Mentoring, Legal Project Management and Social Media for the Attorney. PWatchdog's own Renee Quinn, the Social Media Diva™, will present at 11:35am on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 on "Marketing, Brand Building and Social Media for the Attorney." Renee will also be covering… [read post]
7 Aug 2013, 9:33 am by MBA
David L. Newman Arnstein & Lehr Partner David L. Newman authors “Standing on the Shoulders of the Framers of the U.S. Constitution’s Patent and Copyright Clause.” In the article Mr. Newman states: Patent monetization is still the principle by which inventors are motivated and is the engine that drives innovation. Rapid disclosure and advancement of innovations allow the common man and woman to stand on the shoulders of giants and benefit from life-improving technologies. High… [read post]
13 Jun 2011, 10:13 am by admin
Fig No 5 from Apple's Patent Application Apple has recently filed a patent for an infra red device, which can disable your iphone from taking pictures or recording footage during a concert. This is an interesting development for digital rights management. It may be another move by Apple to build up kudos with the music industry, as the industry’s cooperation is necessary to see the icloud beat Amazon and Google in the cloud media storage market. However, concertgoers way find the automatic ‘shut… [read post]
19 Nov 2012, 3:02 pm
Julia Child is a name that's well known in culinary circles. But, culinary prowess aside, her name is also synonymous with business success. Child is so well known that the very use of her name could be considered an infringement on intellectual property rights. The maker of Thermador ovens has filed a lawsuit fighting for its right to use Child's name. The case was recently transferred to California because of related lawsuits pending in the state. Purportedly, BSH Home Appliances Corporation (the… [read post]
8 Nov 2012, 9:35 am by admin
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) will be hosting a series of roundtable discussions across Canada, including in Gatineau/Ottawa, Halifax, Montreal, Edmonton and Toronto from November 14th to December 12th on intellectual property issues for small and medium-size enterprises.  From CIPO: “CIPO will host a series of roundtable discussions with small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to better understand their challenges and barriers in using the IP system. These discussions are… [read post]
12 Dec 2012, 6:29 am by Boyer Law Firm, P.L.
Google recently lost an infringement lawsuit regarding a patent that most people wouldn’t think of as being intellectual property: a filtering technology that generates online advertising based on search terms. Vringo, Inc. was awarded over $30 million for Google and four co-defendants’ – AOL Inc., IAC/InterActiveCorp, Target Corporation and Gannett Co Inc. – infringements on their patent since September 2011. The jury also ruled that Google must pay Vringo for future… [read post]
1 Nov 2011, 4:11 am by Stefano Debolini
Copyright offers crucial protection to individuals and businesses alike enabling them to own and exploit their creative works.  This might include photographs, articles, software, website designs, films, music and a range of other forms of creative expression.  Copyright law allows authors to claim compensation when their work is copied without authorisation, but a critical issue which can be overlooked by less vigilant creatives is a limitation on the time period during which claims can be… [read post]
21 Feb 2011, 7:41 am by Gene Quinn
If you look at the list, when they first started doing these ranking we were number one, then we were number four, and then we dropped. Now we’re number nine, and they only rank through number ten. So we’re tied for ninth with Duke, which is amazing given our size and our location. Now, the schools ahead of us are Michigan, Harvard and Stanford. In many ways we would never be on that list. To remain on the list, we needed to be in a bigger boat. We needed more resources. Otherwise, we might be… [read post]
Alternative dispute resolution services, are now available to protect the concepts behind media such as Game Shows and Reality shows from unauthorized spin-offs across the world. Have you ever asked yourself, “Doesn’t this reality tv show look like one that was cancelled a couple months ago?” Well TV show creators around the world have been asking themselves a slightly similar question, except they see it as an unauthorized copy. On April 11th an alternate dispute resolution to prevent… [read post]
9 Nov 2009, 2:58 am
The Supreme Court hears oral argument today in Bilski v. Kappos.  The Court will decide the proper test for Section 101 patentability and will either decide or at least significantly impact the patentability of software and business method patents.  Here are the questions presented: Whether the Federal Circuit erred by holding that a "process" must be tied to a particular machine or apparatus, or transform a particular article into a different state or thing ("machine-or-transformation"… [read post]
6 Sep 2011, 3:27 pm by Eric E. Johnson
TweetI know that there’s a contingent of Blog Law Blog readers out there who teach Intellectual Property in law school. If you do, I want to make sure you know about something I’m doing to celebrate the grand-reopening of my Museum of Intellectual Property. I am offering to any bona fide teacher of Intellectual Property or Trademark Law a swatch of fabric from an actual Qualitex press pad cover, resplendent in its trademarked Qualitex green-gold color. What is a Qualitex press-pad cover and… [read post]
18 Feb 2011, 3:00 am by Dan Kelly
On a regular basis, we receive inquiries from clients about IP-related solicitations that they receive from third parties relating to things like renewing trademark registrations and domain names.  Typical solicitations are one-pagers with a patina of legitimacy, referencing a particular IP asset, the owner, then usually ending with the punch line of requesting a fee or payment for "registration" or some other official-sounding service.  (Example here.) The Domain Name Strategy Blog (which you… [read post]
15 Sep 2011, 8:35 am by admin
Federal trademark registration or service mark registration is often a critical part of growing your intellectual property and brand value.  To register a trademark or register a trade name, it’s important to ensure that your trademark application or service mark application has been prepared or reviewed by a trademark lawyer, as the Trademark Office reports that 90% of trademark applications and service mark applications that aren’t prepared by a trademark lawyer are rejected. Why Trademark &… [read post]