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February Newsletter

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February Newsletter

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WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF DISCLAIMING PORTIONS OF A TRADEMARK?

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In trademark law, certain words can be difficult to protect.  The United States Trademark Office (referred to in this article as “Trademark Office”) requires that a trademark holder disclaim the “exclusive” right to use unregisterable portions of a trademark or…

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January Newsletter

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The Plus IP Firm January Newsletter

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December Newsletter

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The Plus IP Firm December Newsletter

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Fighting Patent Trolls

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A patent troll is the term given to a non-practicing entity (“NPE”) or Patent Assertion Entity (“PAE”) that asserts bad faith claims of patent infringement against another business or individual.  Patent trolls do not produce or use a product or…

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October Newsletter

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Do I have to “use” a trademark before filing an application for trademark registration?

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Given that my practice is focused on patent and trademark law, many people often ask me if a business must be selling products in order to file for registration or protection of a trademark. The short answer to that question…

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What is a Reasonable Investigation Under Rule 11 for a Patent Infringement Lawsuit?

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Attorneys must be cautious before filing a patent infringement lawsuit.  Often times a client will allege that its patent is being infringed by a competitor.  However, an attorney has a duty to conduct an investigation to determine if this is…

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Responding to Final Office Actions

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DECISIONS, DECISIONS  – OPTIONS FOR RESPONDING TO A USPTO FINAL OFFICE ACTION When an applicant receives a “Final Office Action”, the applicant has several options for responding. Below is a brief explanation of each option. Option 1. File a Notice...