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October 2018
Global Intellectual Property (IP) Transactions and Litigation
Intellectual Property Intelligence
Patent Owners Revised PTAB Operating Procedures Will Mean Transparency and Reliability for Patent Owners

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) hears appeals to adverse examiner decisions and conducts trials, including inter partes reviews and post-grant challenges. Some criticisms have arisen regarding the operations of the PTAB. How will revised PTAB operating effect patent owners?
What does TM mean What do the ™, ℠, ®, ©, and "Pat. Pend." Symbols Mean? How should I use them?

One way to maintain the value of your intellectual property assets is to correctly use the applicable notice, shown as symbols or specific phrasing, that publicly designate the type of protection claimed. Find out what these symbols mean and how to use them.
Odd Patents Let's Face It; Some Patents Are Odd!

Over ten million patents have been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office to date. Check out some of the stranger ones.

Highlights from Panitch Schwarze
Best Lawyers 7 Panitch Schwarze Attorneys Named Among 2019 'Best Lawyers in America', 1 Named Lawyer of The Year

Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that seven of its attorneys have been named to the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, one of the legal profession's oldest and most respected peer-review publications. In addition, partner Ronald L. Panitch was named the Best Lawyers 2019 Lawyer of The Year in the practice area of trade secrets law.
Labutta IP Attorney Bridget H. Labutta Participates in Villanova Law School Roundtable

Bridget H. Labutta recently participated in a professional development roundtable at Villanova University's Charles Widger School of Law. Bridget discussed her career path and provided insight into the qualities that make a successful intellectual property attorney.
AIPPI Report Panitch Schwarze Attorney Co-Authors AIPPI Report

Dr. Jeffrey W. Gluck co-authored a report that addresses the issue of patent quality in the context of standardization for the Standing Committee on Patents & Standards for the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI). Learn more about the report here.

Featured Practice Area – Trademarks
Establishing and protecting trademark rights is a key component of our intellectual property practice. Our attorneys obtain a comprehensive understanding of the clients' business and marketing strategies to ensure that trademarks are both protected against unauthorized use and exploited in a manner that gives our clients assurance that no rights are being violated.
Read more about our Trademarks practice…

Featured Industry – Automotive
Panitch Schwarze serves the automotive industry, helping businesses safeguard and enforce their intellectual property. We take the time to get to know our clients and their businesses, to determine what needs to be trademarked, if there is anything that needs to be patented, and if there are any trade secrets to protect.
Read more about our expertise in the automotive industry…
Did You Know?

Did you know that October is breast cancer awareness month? Throughout the month of October, organizations across the U.S support the American Cancer Society Denim Days raising money and recognizing American Cancer Society's work to help save lives from breast cancer by wearing jeans to work. This year Panitch Schwarze participated in Denim Days on Oct. 4 and went casual for the cause raising $1,014!

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Frequently Asked Questions About IP

Q: Do patent owners have to do anything to maintain patent protection?

A: There are two important components of maintaining patent protection.
Read more about maintaining patent protection…

How do I find out if my invention was already out there?

A: For an invention to be "patentable", it must be useful, novel and nonobvious.
How do I find out if my invention was already out there?
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