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September 2016
Global Intellectual Property (IP) Transactions and Litigation
Intellectual Property Intelligence
no patent for youNO PATENT FOR YOU! Can a software-related claim that recites only generic computer elements be statutory under 35 USC 101?
Unlike the infamous Seinfeld "Soup" episode – in which you could get your soup if you just kept your head down, did not engage in small talk with the owner, or ask for free bread – software inventors are finding it difficult, and sometimes impossible, to obtain patents or enforce their existing patents no matter how novel their inventions. Learn more…
brexitWhat Does the Brexit Vote Mean for IP Protection?
As is well known by now, the citizens of Great Britain have chosen to leave the European Union (EU), a move popularly dubbed the "Brexit." Despite the economic upheaval and media firestorm surrounding the vote, the realm of intellectual property law is unlikely to see any immediate consequences from the Brexit. Learn more…
UPCWhat the UPC Means for Your Patent Strategy
The process for securing patent protection and for enforcing patent rights in the European Union soon will become much simpler, opening up a new patent portfolio management strategy that previously might have been out of reach of many small and medium-sized IP-driven companies. Learn more…
charged with IP crimeCharged with an IP Crime? Your Lawyer Better Know Science as Well as Criminal Law
When federal agents swarmed the home of Temple University physics professor Xiaoxing Xi and charged him with spying for China, scientists across the country better have taken note. This was an egregious case of an alleged IP crime which turned out to be nothing at all. Unfortunately, it is likely to happen again. Learn more…
Highlights from Panitch Schwarze
7 Panitch Schwarze Attorneys Named Among 2017 ‘Best Lawyers in America'
We are pleased to announce that seven of our attorneys have been named to the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, one of the legal profession's oldest and most respected peer-review publications. Learn more…
Panitch Schwarze Hires Experienced IP Attorney in Philadelphia
Intellectual property law firm Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that it has hired IP attorney Ronald J. Ventola II to join the firm's Philadelphia office. Starting his legal career in New Orleans and later moving to the Philadelphia area, Ventola comes as counsel to Panitch Schwarze from Philadelphia law firm Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP. Learn more…
Chambers USA Ranks Panitch Schwarze Attorneys Among Top IP Attorneys for 2016
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that the firm and several partners again have been ranked among the top attorneys in the practice of intellectual property law by Chambers USA, a leading legal ranking guide. Pennsylvania IP attorneys Martin G. Belisario, Alan S. Nadel, Ronald L. Panitch, William W. Schwarze and Clark A. Jablon have been ranked individually for their prowess in IP law. Learn more…
Intellectual Property Law Firm Hosts International Trademark Association Roundtable
Our intellectual property attorney Bridget H. Labutta recently hosted a roundtable discussion on behalf of the International Trademark Association (INTA) called "Staying Afloat When Navigating the Waters of the Madrid Protocol." Learn more…

Featured Practice Area – IP Protection
Focused on matters solely involving intellectual property, our firm protects and enforces your company's most valued intellectual property assets. We have highly specialized advocates who provide litigation, licensing and strategic counseling services relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. Our team of patent and trademark practitioners has extensive experience across all areas of science, with specialized degrees (many with advanced degrees) in areas such as mechanical, electrical, biomedical and chemical engineering, microbiology, chemistry, and physics. We are committed to understanding the intricate products and processes of our clients, tailoring our services to meet unique client needs and advise on the best forms of protection.
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Featured Industry – Pharmaceuticals/Biotechnology/Chemicals
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP serves the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and chemical industries, helping clients to safeguard and enforce their intellectual property, while avoiding infringement of valid intellectual property rights of others. Our intellectual property attorneys handle a wide variety of biotech, chemical and pharmaceutical industry intellectual property matters and technology including:
Did You Know?

Signed into law earlier this year, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 has important implications for all businesses that depend upon intellectual property protection. It may offer a new avenue for protection of information that is vital to the success of a given business. Our experienced IP and trade secrets attorneys can help you evaluate whether the DTSA offers protections that can enhance your business position.

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Frequently Asked Questions About IP

Q: 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. Read more…

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

A: The length of time from application for a patent to the successful granting of the patent varies according to many factors. Read More…
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