Superb Owl or Super Bowl Trademarks

Super Bowl Trademarks We were thankful to Kansas City Chiefs for making this year an exceptionally exciting football season as they made it to the AFC Championship Game this year.  Now its time to turn our attention to the most watched football game of the year, the Super Bowl.  As we get our party hats, Read more about Superb Owl or Super Bowl Trademarks[…]

Recent Supreme Court On-Sale Bar Case

On January 22, 2019, the Supreme Court ruled that a commercial sale of a chemotherapy drug to a third party who agreed to keep the invention confidential, was enough to trigger the On-Sale Bar and prevented the inventor from suing for patent infringement. The sale of the invention placed the invention “on sale” and because Read more about Recent Supreme Court On-Sale Bar Case[…]

Cannabis Patent Protection is Getting Higher

US Patent Protection for Cannabis Patents Cannabis, a schedule 1 controlled substance, is regulated in the United States as a narcotic.  Many states have and are legalizing recreational and medical use of the drug regardless of the fact that it is still regulated by the Federal Government.  However, the fact that marijuana is a schedule Read more about Cannabis Patent Protection is Getting Higher[…]

Mahomes’ Photo Raises Copyright and Misappropriation of Likeness Concerns

Recently, we discussed KC Chiefs football with our friends at KCTV5. They asked us about a recent image on Twitter which uses an iconic Superbowl image of Len Dawson in which he is smoking a cigarette and drinking a Fresca.  In the image, circulating around Twitter, Patrick Mahomes’ image was superimposed over the original photo Read more about Mahomes’ Photo Raises Copyright and Misappropriation of Likeness Concerns[…]

Fortnight Sued for Dance Moves – Lessons Learned

Fortnite Sued for Dance Moves Recently, online video game makers have been selling avitar custom modifications including various tools or weapons, skins, clothing and emotes such as a dances or player movements. Many players use these emotes as a way to celebrae or to simply have fun while playing the game. However, some of these Read more about Fortnight Sued for Dance Moves – Lessons Learned[…]

Software Patents (Revisited)

Software Patents Protection and Enforcement of Software Patents is on the rise as a result of recent changes at the Patent Office and from the Courts.  As a result, it may be a good time to protect your software with a Software Patent Application. Patents protect inventions if they fall into one of four general Read more about Software Patents (Revisited)[…]

How Patents Protect Your Business

Patents Protect Your Business Patents are usually considered as being the holy grail for inventors with sometimes strange or wacky ideas.  However, Patents are more often used by businesses and can provide a savvy entrepreneur with significant growth opportunities. Many businesses can benefit from protecting their technology or innovation from competitors, including those in manufacturing Read more about How Patents Protect Your Business[…]

Security and Privacy Issues with Internet of Things (IoT)

Expect Lots of Privacy Issues with Internet of Things Cars, TVs, dog collars, condoms, toasters, refrigerators, rectal thermometers, water bottles and hair brushes are some of the everyday items being connected to the internet, collecting and sending your private data as part of the Internet of Things (IoT). 20 billion connected devices. The market will Read more about Security and Privacy Issues with Internet of Things (IoT)[…]

Stan Lee’s Copyrights and Work for Hire

Copyrights and Work for Hire Doctrine Stan Lee, the co-creator and ambassador of the Marvel Universe, died this week. From a copyright perspective, Lee’s legacy is a complicated mess. Marvel, one of the original comic book publishers introduced over 8,000 characters including those created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Joe Simon and Steve Ditko. This Read more about Stan Lee’s Copyrights and Work for Hire[…]