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November 2019
Global Intellectual Property (IP) Transactions and Litigation
Intellectual Property Intelligence
New Trademark Rule Patent Protection Filed for Invention Devices Generated by AI

The proliferation of artificial intelligence (AI) into new and unexpected aspects of modern life turned a new corner in recent months when patent applications were filed in the United States, Europe, the United Kingdom, and with the World Intellectual Property Organization on behalf of an AI machine named “DABUS” which invented two new products.
Trademarks 2019 Supreme Court and Federal Circuit IP Year in Review

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.

Highlights from Panitch Schwarze
Best Law Firms 7 Panitch Schwarze Attorneys Named Among 2020 'Best Lawyers in America', 1 Named Lawyer of The Year

Seven of the firm’s attorneys were named to the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, one of the legal profession’s oldest and most respected peer-review publications. Managing partner Martin G. Belisario was named the Best Lawyers 2020 Lawyer of The Year in the practice area of patent law for the Philadelphia area.
LugBug Bridget Labutta Participates in Villanova Law School IP Panel Discussion

Intellectual property attorney, Bridget Labutta, participated in a roundtable at Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law as a part of the school’s professional development program to educate first year law students about the legal profession.
PTAB Panitch Schwarze Donates More than $1,000 to American Cancer Society

Each October the attorneys and professional staff of Panitch Schwarze participates in a “Denim Days” fundraiser benefitting the American Cancer Society. Participants donated $5 or more in order to wear jeans to work for an entire week in October. The firm is proud to say it raised $1,050 to support the American Cancer Society’s research to prevent, detect, and treat breast cancer.
Best Law Firms Panitch Schwarze Named a 2019 'Most Well-Respected Law Firm'

The firm was named among the 10 most well-respected law firms in Pennsylvania by The Patent Lawyer Magazine in the 2019 North and Central America Patent Rankings.
Best Law Firms Technical Advisor Joins Panitch Schwarze Team

The firm is proud to welcome Technical Advisor Jason Thompson to its team of intellectual property attorneys and advisors. Jason is an experienced mechanical engineer focusing on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in thermodynamics, biomechanics and fluid systems.
Best Law Firms Panitch Schwarze Hosted ILTA Event on Data Governance

The firm hosted an event in conjunction with the International Legal Technology Association entitled “Implementing Data Governance – Across File Servers, Computers and your DMS.”
Best Law Firms Panitch Schwarze Welcomes Patent Agent Kayla Metzger to Firm

The firm is pleased to announce that it has hired Dr. Kayla Metzger, a registered patent agent with a doctoral degree in neuroscience.
Best Law Firms Dr. Weihong Hsing to Speak at Asia-Pacific Pharma Intellectual Property Leader Summit 2019

Partner Dr. Weihong Hsing will give a presentation on IP due diligence in connection with mergers and acquisitions as part of the 2019 Asia-Pacific Pharma Intellectual Property Leader Summit in Beijing, China on Nov. 14 & 15, 2019.

Featured Practice Area – IP Litigation
Litigation serves as an important legal tool and at Panitch Schwarze, we focus specifically on intellectual property litigation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. John Simmons explains some recent trends in the area of IP litigation in this short video.

Featured Industry – Business Services
The firm serves businesses in all industries, helping them to 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.

Did You Know?

Do you know how Panitch Schwarze handles matters for medical device IP? Martin Belisario explains in this short video.

Frequently Asked Questions About IP

Q: How much does it cost to get a patent?

A: It depends on the complexity and the technology. Read more…

Q. How long does it take to get a patent?

A: The average prosecution of a patent application from filing to allowance or abandonment is on the order of 2-3 years. Read more…

Q. What is the value of trademark searches?

A: Before filing an application for a trademark registration, it is prudent for applicants to first conduct a trademark search to identify potential conflicts that might arise as a result of their adoption and use of a desired mark. Read more…

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