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New U.S. Patent Procedures Scheduled for January 2024

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) is scheduled to institute two new procedures in January 2024 in their mission to streamline the patent process, to increase efficiency, and Read More

Is Trek a Famous Mark?

On November 15, 2023, the Second Circuit decided Trek Bicycle Corporation vs. Christina Isaacs in favor of Ms. Isaacs and dismissed the appeal of Trek Bicycle Corporation.  The Court held Read More

Is an antiperspirant analogous prior art to a claim directed towards toothpaste?

          In Ex parte VIKTOR DUBOVOY, IRENEPETROU, and LONGPAN the patent trial and appeal board (PTAB) found that this was not analogous prior art and therefore Read More

Should a copyright owner file multiple works as a collective work to save money?

When looking to protect multiple works at once with a single copyright, creators sometimes look to file a collective work copyright on the works.  However, relying on a collective work Read More

Can a Search Engine be Patent Eligible?

      A recent decision before the Board of Patent Appeals regarding patents analyzed under 35 U.S.C. 101 provides some helpful guidelines for patent applicants.       On October Read More

Protecting Fashion Designs with Design Patents

The United States does not afford Copyright protection to fashion designs themselves, unlike many other countries. Copyright protection could be obtained for particular graphic fabric designs, but not the cut Read More

Prosecuting International Designs in the United States

USA Patent Lawyer Reviews Prosecuting International Designs in the United States The entry of the United States into the Hague System for filing international design patent applications through WIPO in 2015 Read More

Protecting Multiple Embodiments in a Design Patent

Design Patents and How to Protect Multiple Embodiements Our Skilled USA Patent Lawyer Reviews OptionsI am often asked by clients whether the United States has a provision for protecting multiple designs Read More

Protecting Icons or Logos with Design Patents in the United States

How to Protect Icons or Logos with Design Patents Experienced USA Patent Attorney Discusses the OptionsOne of the questions that I am asked frequently by clients is whether design patent protection Read More

USPTO Issues Clarification of Guidelines for Patent Eligibility

Guidelines for Patent Eligibility USPTO Updates to the Guidelines (PEG)On October 17, 2019, the USPTO issued an update to the Patent Eligibility Guidelines (PEG) that came out in January 2019. The Read More

What's in a Design Patent?

What's in a Design Patent? Our Experienced US Intellectual Property & Patent Law Firm Can Help with Design PatentsFor those of you new to design patents, it's all about the drawings. Read More

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