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Amazon Brand Registry

Register Your Brand With Amazon’s Brand Registry

  How can you take advantage of the Amazon Brand Registry if you sell products on Amazon? (1) Secure registration of your trademark with a government trademark office in the United States, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Australia, India, Japan,

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Alice v. CLS Bank

Piling On: Even More USPTO Subject Matter Guidance

The USPTO recognizes there’s a problem in subject matter eligibility. If you don’t believe it, look at how much guidance it has issued since the Supreme Court’s Alice decision. Here’s some. Here’s some more. And

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PA Bar: Removing the Exclusivity of "Patent Attorney"

By Stephen B. Schott [EDIT: The Pennsylvania House of Delegates voted down this measure in May 2019, mostly due to issues unrelated to the “patent attorney” designation discussed herein.] The Pennsylvania Bar Association, following the American

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Where do ideas come from?

From nothing came Let It Be, Starry Night, calculus, East of Eden, Star Wars, the Taj Mahal, Oreos, the Internet. Somehow we look into the grey unformed nothingness clay in our heads–and we create. No

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New USPTO Director Andrei Iancu's Pro-innovation Remarks

Following the last several years where Congress, the courts, and even the former U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director were accused of being anti-innovation, the new director Andrei Iancu delivered these pointedly pro-innovation remarks yesterday. Innovators

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Criteria for Patent Law Injunctions

(Presented at the Joint Patent Practice Continuing Legal Education Seminar in May 2018) I. THE PERMANENT INJUNCTION STANDARD IN PATENT LAW The Patent Act provides for granting injunctive relief at the district court “in accordance

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Top Patent Cases of 2017

Supreme Court: Patent Infringement Lawsuits Only in State of Incorporation or Regular Place of Business The Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision (it does happen) TC Heartland LLC v Kraft Food Group Brands LLC. The

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