Our team approaches intellectual property law with responsiveness and creativity — protecting the intellectual property assets of diverse clientele, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to individual inventors.
As an intellectual property boutique, our firm looks to prevent and avoid issues for clients in a proactive manner.
Our attorneys answer questions about intellectual property matters, IP protection and trademarks on a regular basis.
Our domestic and international presence allows individuals and companies to resolve complex trademark and patent disputes.
When Is a Provisional Patent Application a Good Strategy? // November 25, 2015
By Martin G. Belisario, Esq. Invention is not always a linear or straightforward process. It’s often messy and organic, with lots of trial and error. And while the inventor is focused on inventing, protecting any associated intellectual property rights may not be their top priority. The Philadelphia patent lawyers at Panitch Schwarze have seen time... Read more
Prince vs. the ‘Dancing Baby’: the Evolution of ‘Fair Use’ // November 12, 2015
By Bridget H. Labutta, Esq. Your IP attorneys have discovered a video on YouTube of a baby dancing while your – copyrighted – music plays in the background. The legal team quickly dispatches a takedown notice, claiming infringement. That’s a common practice under the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), as artists, writers, photographers, and... Read more
When Can Customer Information be Considered a Trade Secret? // November 5, 2015
By John Simmons, Esq. and Fred Tecce, Esq. We’ve recently discussed trade secrets, any information known to you but not to others that gives you a business advantage. While examples such as product designs and secret recipes are good examples of intellectual property that can be treated as trade secrets, we frequently are asked about... Read more