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December Newsletter

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The Plus IP Firm December Newsletter

So Whose Work is it Anyway?: A Discussion on Who Owns Copyrights to a Work

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As an intellectual property lawyer I am often asked who owns the copyrights to a work. Under the Copyright Act of 1976, 17 U.S.C. §§ 101-1332 (2012), copyright ownership vests initially with the author or authors of the work.  In…

AMDOCS v. OPENET: ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF A PATENT ELIGIBLE SOFTWARE INVENTION

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The Federal Circuit recently ruled in Amdocs (Israel) Limited V. Openet Telecom, Inc., Openet Telecom Ltd., No. 2015-1180, 2016 WL 6440387 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 1, 2016) (“Amdocs”), that a software patent’s claims were patentable subject matter under 35 U.S.C. §…

Responding to Trademark Office Actions

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Many trademark applications filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) receive some form of office action.  A trademark office action is correspondence from the USPTO written by an examining attorney requiring an applicant to take some type…

October Newsletter

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The Plus IP Firm October Newsletter

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HALO TEST FOR PROVING ENHANCED DAMAGES FOR WILLFUL PATENT INFRINGEMENT

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Recently in the case Halo Electronics Inc. v. Pulse Electronics Inc., 136 U.S. 1923 (2016), the U.S. Supreme Court lowered the standard and changed the test for proving entitlement to enhanced damages for willful patent infringement. In doing so the…

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AN OVERVIEW OF THE PROCESS FOR PATENTING AN INVENTION

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The purpose of this document is to explain the timeline of the process for patenting an invention or design.  The patenting process can be separated into a few main stages.  Our firm will shepherd your patent application through these stages…

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UNDERSTANDING THE TRADEMARK REGISTRATION PROCESS

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The purpose of this article is to explain the timeline of the trademark registration process. The trademark registration process can be separated into stages.  The attorneys at The Plus IP Firm will shepherd your trademark application through these stages.  Please…

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The Guardian

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In an exclusive piece written in The Guardian, Mark Terry of The Plus IP Firm was sought after to give his insight into the pending case against Apple. You can read the full article here.

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What is the Test for Obviousness?

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One of the requirements for obtaining a patent on an invention is that the invention must be non-obvious. See 35 § USC 103.  Over the past 100 years, the standard for obviousness has changed significantly.  What has not changed is…