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October 2020
Global Intellectual Property (IP) Transactions and Litigation
Intellectual Property Intelligence
Three Options for Protecting Your New Plant Cultivar – Which are Best for You?
Up until recently, breeders of asexually reproduced plants had essentially a single option for protecting their novel variety in the United States: a U.S. Plant Patent. But due to several legal and technological changes, three options now exist: plant patents, utility patents, and plant variety protection certificates.
Basics – Patent Virtual Marking
Virtual patent marking facilitates marking a patented article or related packaging with a single URL as opposed to marking constantly changing product offerings with ever-changing patent numbers.
Typing (Yes, Typing) Tips in Intellectual Property Law
Read more for 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.
Copyrights: Protect Yourself and Respect Others
Copyright is a dangerous legal minefield for organizations, particularly with so many copyrighted works readily available for employees to unthinkingly cut, paste and use improperly for company marketing purposes.
How Panitch Schwarze Encourages Attorney Wellness
At Panitch Schwarze, the wellbeing of our attorneys and professional staff is of utmost importance. That’s why we’re offering a new program to provide our team members with the tools and resources to empower them to be healthy in mind, body and spirit.

Highlights from Panitch Schwarze
Jeffrey W. Gluck, Ph.D. headshot Panitch Schwarze Partner Jeffrey W. Gluck, Ph.D. Presents at Princeton University

Partner Jeffrey W. Gluck, Ph.D. participated on a panel for the “Confronting Racism” series, an event hosted by the Princeton University Class of 1982 on September 13.
World Trade Centers Day graphic Panitch Schwarze Sponsors 18th Annual World Trade Centers Day Awards

Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel, LLP will sponsor the 18th annual World Trade Centers Day Awards, presented by Independence Blue Cross.
Krista Hart headshot Firm Administrator Featured on ALA’s Legal Management Talk Podcast

Our firm administrator, Krista Hart was featured on ALA’s Legal Management Talk podcast. The ALA’s podcast provides opportunities to learn about innovative ideas and best practices in several legal management fields, association news, or interesting speakers, members, and business partners.

Featured Practice Area – Copyrights
Copyrights apply to a broad range of creative or intellectual works, including books, software, e-commerce, music, artwork and product catalogs. Developing a comprehensive strategy on a timely basis is key.

Our attorneys are adept at counseling clients on the registration, licensing, policing, and enforcement of copyrights. Regionally and nationally, clients rely on the legal expertise of our attorneys to ensure that their creative and intellectual works are properly protected.

Featured Industry – Technology / Software

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Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP serves the technology and software industries, helping companies 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?

Longtime client Dr. Lonnie Johnson recently was featured in an episode of CNN’s Great Big Story podcast. In the podcast, Lonnie discusses his industry-changing invention, the Super Soaker. He told CNN:

“Some of my most famous patents are for the Nerf guns and Super Soakers,” Johnson says. “For the N-Strike Nerf product line, those guns were all based on my patents … Super Soaker, of course, that entire line started as a result of my invention.”

To listen to the full podcast, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions About IP

How much does it cost to get a patent?

A. It depends on the complexity and the technology. Simple mechanical patents can range from $5,000-$8,000… Read more…

Q: How do I find out if my invention is already out there?

A: For an invention to be “patentable,” it must be useful, novel and nonobvious… 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… Read more…

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Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is a premier intellectual property law firm based in Philadelphia, Pa and Wilmington, De. The firm provides individuals with intellectual property and trademark law legal counsel and representation in copyrights, IP protection, licensing, litigation, patents, trade secrets, trademarks and related matters. The firm prides itself on leadership within the profession and a strong record of success.

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