Patent Priority Filing a patent is required to not only obtain priority over later inventors but also to prevent patent rights from being lost as a result of the Patent On Sale Bar Doctrine. Patent rights are based on priority. Generally, patent rights go to the first inventor. However, as a result of the American Read more about File Patent Applications Quickly to avoid On Sale Bar[…]
Enforcement of Design Patents is expensive. A new law, if passed, will allow inventors to stop infringing products easier and cheaper.
Stuffed miniature mascots in cheerleading uniforms. Monthly calendars featuring cheerleaders. Clothing designed to mimic cheerleading uniforms. What do all of these have in common? They are sold in university gift shops and, under the Supreme Court’s latest decision on cheerleading uniforms, they are likely infringing works. The US Supreme Court recently ruled that fashionable 2-D and 3-D Read more about Go, Fight, Win: SCOTUS Says Cheerleading Uniforms Are Functional AND Creative[…]
As an Intellectual Property Law firm, we are constantly being asked about the types of intellectual property. Many people know that they want their intellectual property (ie., inventions, ideas, art, writing, etc.) protected, but they are unsure as to what type of intellectual property protection they need. The Intellectual Property Center is here to help. Read more about Your Intellectual Property Questions Answered[…]
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[…]