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Understanding the AI Patent Landscape

The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently issued a report on the potential impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on the world in general and on the patent system specifically. The USPTO even used AI to compile its report. It used a machine… Read More
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Categories: Patents, Trademarks
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How Might New Supreme Court Justice Barrett Rule on IP Cases?

How is the newest Supreme Court Justice, Amy Coney Barrett, likely to rule in Intellectual Property cases? Justice Barrett is only 48 years old. Given that Supreme Court justices serve for life, she could be interpreting the law for the next 40 years… Read More
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The Changing Patent Landscape in the Semiconductor Space

Patents are used extensively in the semiconductor industry. Digital consumer products like smartphones, computers, mobile phones, and televisions all use semiconductors. The global semiconductor industry’s revenues for 2019 was $419.15 billion… Read More
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Categories: Patents
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How IP Rights Can Be Waived to Fight the COVID-19 Pandemic

Moderna, a biotechnology company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, recently issued a statement that it wouldn’t enforce its COVID-19-related patents against other companies making vaccines to fight the virus. The company “is a pioneer in the dev… Read More
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Categories: Patents
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Cease-and-Desist Letters: How to Protect Your Brand without Alienating Customers

As Fortune reported, “Actor Bill Murray is in hot water with the Doobie Brothers for using their 1972 hit “Listen to the Music” in commercials without the band’s permission. Normally, such disputes result in a quiet legal sett… Read More
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Categories: Copyright
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Protecting Recipes and Food as Intellectual Property

If you’re involved in the food service industry, how can you protect your business from unauthorized copying of your recipes and food? Are those things even protectable? Trade Secrets As we discussed in this recent blog, one way to protect confiden… Read More
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Court Finds that Trade “Secrets” Aren’t Secret on Zoom Call

Trade secrets are a form of intellectual property that the law protects from unauthorized use or disclosure, under certain conditions. Trade secrets can be protected by both state and federal law. These laws vary, but all define trade secrets as info… Read More
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Categories: Trade Secrets
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Protecting Your Right to File a Patent during the Pandemic

A patent declaration is a short statement that each inventor listed on a patent application must sign, representing that she or he is the original inventor of the invention listed in the application. This is a statement that the so-called inventor di… Read More
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Categories: Patents
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Stopping Dangerous Counterfeit Goods in the COVID-19 Era

Counterfeit COVID-19 products endanger health and hurt US companies. A stalled Senate bill could stop more fakes from getting in. Read More
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Categories: Patents, Trademarks
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International Treaties: Filing for Patents in Multiple Countries

Filing a patent application in multiple countries can be time consuming and difficult. To avoid the hassle of duplicative filings to obtain patents in multiple countries, international treaties have been established over the years. In a prior blog po… Read More
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Categories: Patents