Apple Registers its Retail Store for Trade Dress Protection

In another continuation of Apple’s efforts to promote its intellectual property, including its trademark, Apple has now received trade dress protection for the design of the Apple Store. As many readers may remember from our blog on Magic Apples, In 2011 there were over 22 stores opened up in Asia with a nearly identical look Read more about Apple Registers its Retail Store for Trade Dress Protection[…]

Supreme Court Set to Decide Patent Protection for Human Genes

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments next week to decide whether human dna is patentable. Under U.S. Patent laws, to be elligible for patent protection, the invention must be directed towards patentable subject matter. Humans and other naturally occuring items are excluded from patent protection. Therefore the U.S. must decide if patent protection Read more about Supreme Court Set to Decide Patent Protection for Human Genes[…]

Fallout from Apple’s Design Patents – Design Patents Come into Favor

In the face of Apple’s billion dollar victory against Samsung, Design Patents are changing how Branded companies look at protecting and enforcing their IP rights. The billion dollar judgment brought to the attention of businesses everywhere, but especially those focused on building and developing their intellectual property, that a design patent has strong value. Previously, Read more about Fallout from Apple’s Design Patents – Design Patents Come into Favor[…]

New AIA Patent Law Brings Rush

 On the eve of the new AIA patent law changes, most law firms around the country were scrambling to file patent application s before the U.S. switched to the new first to file system, bombarding the Patent Office with a record number of applications, according to data from the agency. Preliminary numbers from the USPTO Read more about New AIA Patent Law Brings Rush[…]