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Plant IP 101: Understand the various options so you can provide basic advice to clients in this complex area of IP law

February 3rd, 2021

There are a number of different types of protection that can be used to protect a novel plant cultivar – Plant Patents, USDA Plant Variety Protection (PVP), Utility Patents directed toward a particular variety, foreign Plant Breeder Rights (PBR), Trademarks, etc.

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2021 IP Trends: Global Patent Officials Must Decide Whether AI Can Be an Inventor for Purposes of Patent Protection

December 22nd, 2020

Artificial intelligence is being used more and more to develop new inventions without human aid. But as AI capabilities increase at a rapid pace, patent offices around the world face a crucial question: can AI be an inventor for purposes of patent protection?

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As Cannabis Industry Moves Toward Full Legalization, IP Protection Becomes a Crucial Business Strategy

December 9th, 2020

Cannabis legalization in one form or another was on the ballot in five states – Arizona, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota – and passed in all of them.

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Typing (Yes, Typing) Tips in Intellectual Property Law

September 8th, 2020

Here are a few quick tips on typing IP-related characters in Microsoft Word and Outlook, and a tip on pasting that is not IP-specific but is worth knowing.

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Federal Circuit Rules Portion of PACER Fees Improper

August 6th, 2020

In a decision released on Aug. 6, 2020, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that a portion of user fees charged to PACER users is unauthorized by statute and therefore is improper.

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Mark My Words! – Heed Patent Marking Requirements

July 29th, 2020

Congratulations! You’ve just been awarded a patent on your invention, which you are now manufacturing or otherwise using. You want to be certain that you will be able to enforce your patent and to collect any damages to which you are entitled, should someone infringe it. Now what?

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Inter Partes Reviews – Patent Owners to Get a Helping Hand?

May 28th, 2020

Proposed rule changes by the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) published on May 27, 2020 may finally help improve patent owners’ odds of avoiding inter partes reviews (IPRs). 

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2019 Supreme Court and Federal Circuit IP Year in Review

August 20th, 2019

By Sam Steiger, Summer Associate Throughout 2018 and 2019, Panitch Schwarze has carefully watched key intellectual property disputes at the U.S. Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC). The following cases will impact the protection of intellectual property in the United States. Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc….

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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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Why Enroll Your Trademark in the Amazon Brand Registry?

March 15th, 2018

Selling on Amazon is nearly ubiquitous, so it’s imperative to protect your brand – your trademark – across the platform. Amazon has made it easier to do so by overhauling its Brand Registry last year and creating, in their own words, “an accurate and trusted experience for customers.” As a brand owner, you must have a dual focus on strengthening and protecting your brand while also engaging and serving your customers. The Amazon Brand Registry supports this dual focus.

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