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April 21st, 2021|0 Comments
Statutory Trademarks of the American Red Cross & U.S. Olympic Rings There are several ways to establish trademark rights. The most common is through federal or state […]
March 25th, 2021|0 Comments
Big Patent Awards Recently, there have been some sizeable verdicts: Intel Ordered to Pay $2.18 Billion. According to Bloomberg, a federal jury recently found Intel infringed two of three patents owned […]
Girl Scout Cookies Help Break Glass Ceiling
March 10th, 2021|0 Comments
Girl Scout Cookies Help Break Glass Ceiling It’s that time of year again when we post on Facebook begging for a hook-up. “Cost isn’t an issue,” we […]
How Many US Presidents Filed for Patents?
February 15th, 2021
Patents were essential to our founding fathers. They included the right to a patent in the Constitution. But how many of our presidents have gone through the process to actually patent something?
A Patent on a Football Created the Hail Mary Pass
February 4th, 2021
Are they a running team or a passing team? This question is one fans ask at the beginning of each football game. Modern football games consist of various plays, including the long, “hail-mary” forward pass. However, the mostly forgotten fact is that a passing game was impractical during the sport’s early days. Why?
Valentine Patents for Romantic Foodies
February 10th, 2021
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and on average, 94% of the population will receive a box of chocolates. Over $2 billion will be spent on flowers, and over $4.7 billion will be spent on jewelry. The real question is, how much will be spent on pepperoni and cheese?
Why IP Outsourcing Should be Part of Your Business Strategy
January 25th, 2021
IP professionals have many outsourcing options, including patentability and freedom to operate searches; docketing, administration, and paralegal services; IDS preparation, management, and filing; document management and digitization services; as well as technical drafting services.
Is Taylor Swift’s Album Evermore a Trademark Violation?
February 5th, 2021
There’s a song on Taylor Swift’s “Evermore” album titled “Gold Rush.” This could be the theme song for the Utah Fantasy Theme Park, Evermore, which recently filed a lawsuit against Taylor Swift alleging trademark infringement over her album titled “Evermore.” It’s almost as bizarre as a Fantasy Theme Park.
To Analogize or Not?
April 24th, 2019
The Federal Circuit suggests we should not analogize to previous cases. But it also indicates that this is okay if the claims are “strikingly similar.” Which begs the question, what if the claims are somewhat or mostly similar but not strikingly similar?