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Patenting: a guidebook for patenting in a post-America Invents Act world
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • April 13 2012

Intellectual properties, such as patented technology and world-class trademarks, are at the very core of corporate success.

Are genes no longer patentable?
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • April 2 2010

In a much-anticipated decision that has attracted the attention of pharmaceutical and biotech companies, medical researchers, physicians, attorneys and patients concerned about their risk for breast or ovarian cancer, Judge Robert W. Sweet of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled in favor of the plaintiffs on March 29, 2010 in Association for Molecular Pathology, et al. v. United States Patent and Trademark Office, et al.

A guidebook for those involved in legally protecting products and technologies
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • July 31 2009

Patenting generally offers a superior means for legally protecting most inventions, particularly since: copyright, when available, does not provide a broad scope of protection; and the ability to effectively protect an invention as a trade secret is in constant jeopardy, due to publication or oral disclosure.