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Do Drawings Really Need to Show Every Feature of the Invention?

March 6 2017 A patent application will sometimes be rejected in view of drawing objections. One type of drawing objection is based on a claim reciting a particular…

Hashtags vs. Trademarks - Does it Really Matter?

April 3 2018 The use of social media is soaring, and people are increasingly using #hashtags. As most people know, a hashtag is a word or phrase preceded by a hash…

Copyright Trolls: The New Face of Copyright Litigation?

January 23 2018 By now, most people are familiar with the concept of a “patent troll,” but fewer are aware of the increasingly common “copyright troll.” A copyright…

Top 10 Things to Consider When Selecting an Attorney to Help Patent Your Invention

June 5 2017 You have a great idea and need to get a patent to protect it. Great! What’s next? Before you make any public disclosure of your idea, you need to find…

What is Patent Scope and Why Should You Care? Because Hogs Get Slaughtered—That’s Why.

April 24 2017 You came up with what is in your estimation the next best invention. For the purposes of illustration, let’s say your invention is a car that boasts a…

Patentability 101: A Review of the 2019 Guidance and Update on Subject Matter Eligibility

February 13 2020 For nearly a decade, the area of law concerning patent subject matter eligibility has been fraught with turbulence. Patent examiners, district courts…

Alibaba and the forty infringers: IP enforcement with China’s biggest online marketplace

December 9 2019 Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves tells a tale of a poor woodcutter who discovers the lair of forty thieves and their secret password: "open sesame."…

The New Enforcement Paradigm: Using Amazon to Defend Your Invention Rights

October 7 2019 It can be challenging for a new business to innovate and sell products online. Copycats troll Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and Amazon looking for products…

Making Your (Virtual) Mark in the Patent World

September 23 2019 In order to recover damages for infringement of a patent, the patentee must give adequate notice to the public that the article, such as a widget, is…

“You’re Out of Order!” Applying “Moneyball” to Your Litigation Choices

September 16 2019 Over the past decade and a half analytics has exploded to become the driving force in influencing decision making in all facets of our global economy…