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Typing (Yes, Typing) Tips in Intellectual Property Law

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. An Easier Way to Type a Typographically Correct Apostrophe When a word…

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The Whats and Whys of IP Audits

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. In 2017, Forbes identified Apple as the most valuable brand, with…

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PIPLA Hosts CLE with Commissioner of Patents Andrew Hirschfield

Date and time: April 17, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. Location: Convene, Two Commerce Square, 2001 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 Details: Panitch Schwarze partner John Simmons, who also serves as president of the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Association (PIPLA), is proud to announce that the…

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John Simmons Quoted in Law360 re Japanese Optical Manufacturer IP Case

Panitch Schwarze partner John Simmons was quoted in Law360 regarding a recent summary judgment hearing in federal court. The case involves the firm’s client Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., a Japanese optical manufacturer. The case involves a start-up claiming that it lost a customer…

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Panitch Schwarze Administrators Co-Author Article for Law Practice Today

Panitch Schwarze IT manager Evan Kozierachi and human resources manager Krista Hart co-authored an article entitled “Administrative Personnel are Marketers, Too” which focuses on how law firm administrators have an important role in law firm marketing. Law firm administrative teams are critical…

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IP Year in Review

Date: November 28, 2017 Time:  12:30 – 1:30 PM, lunch provided Presenter: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP Location:  Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP One Commerce Square 2005 Market Street, Suite 2200 Philadelphia, PA  19103-7013 Registration: $350.00 / pre-registration required Contact: Clare…

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Recognizing Inventor Howard Head

Try as he might, tall and lanky Howard Head never could claim to be truly proficient at the sports he loved. But he could say that he changed them forever. As he explained it when I first met him, he…

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SCOTUS Rules Trademark Disparagement Clause Unconstitutional

The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that the U.S. Trademark Office’s refusal to register “The Slants” as a trademark for an Oregon-based rock band was unconstitutional. This is a case the trademark attorneys at Panitch Schwarze have been watching closely,…

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Top IP Cases to Watch in 2017

As 2017 gets underway, here are the top intellectual property lawsuits and legal disputes that we are watching. SCA Hygiene Products AB et al. v. First Quality Baby Products LLC The Supreme Court has agreed to hear this case to…

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