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Inter Partes Reviews – A Brief Primer, Recent Supreme Court Rulings, and the USPTO’s Notice of Proposed Changes

May 21st, 2018

Inter partes reviews (IPRs) were enacted on September 16, 2012, as part of the America Invents Act (AIA) passed by Congress.

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The Whats and Whys of IP Audits

April 12th, 2018

An IP audit is a systematic examination and verification of a company’s intellectual property assets and an analysis of strengths and threats. A company’s IP assets may be invaluable.

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Honoring Great American Inventor Lonnie G. Johnson

April 26th, 2016

From the trademark protecting “Star Wars” merchandise to the patent protecting the repositionable adhesive on the Post-It® note, the legal protection of intellectual property drives innovation and fuels our economy.

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How to Respond to a DMCA Takedown Notice

April 15th, 2016

So, you’ve received a Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown notice. What do you do now? Any company with a website or a blog knows the power of content. Blog posts, photographs, videos, infographics and more are vital components of today’s digital economy – an economy that seems based on the widespread sharing of art, creativity,…

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When Others Can Use Your Copyrighted Material For Free: Understanding ‘Fair Use’

October 22nd, 2015

Most artists, including photographers, writers, musicians, and more, make a living by selling the artistic works they create. Copyright protection gives these artists the exclusive, legally enforceable right to the use of that material.

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3 Ways a Competitor Can Legally Acquire Your Trade Secrets

October 1st, 2015

Trade secrets are a form of intellectual property protection that are distinct from patents, with which they are often confused. A trade secret is any information that is known to you, but not to others, that gives you a commercial advantage.

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U.S. Trademark Law and Google and BMW’s Shared ‘Alphabet’

August 26th, 2015

Once you’ve trademarked the name of your business, no other entity can use that name in commerce. Everybody knows that. Right?

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Protecting Your Intellectual Property on the Web

August 6th, 2015

Senator Ted Cruz of Texas made headlines earlier this year for a reason completely unrelated to his politics. Shortly after Cruz announced his candidacy for the next presidential election, the news media discovered that the presumptive Internet address for the new candidate’s campaign had been “hijacked” and now displayed a message that was contrary to Cruz’s own political stances.

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