IP watchdog

Third-Party Trademark Usage and Likelihood of Confusion

When identifying and collecting evidence of third-party trademark usage, the focus should be on obtaining high quality evidence and not merely pulling together all references that may resemble the cited mark. Evidence of actual third-party use is generally accorded greater weight than evidence of third-party trademark registrations. And it is important that evidence of actual third-party use be fo... »

IP watchdog

Avoid the Patent Pit of Despair: Drafting Claims Away From TC 3600

As any patent practitioner can tell you, this Art Unit and Patent Examiner lottery is extraordinarily important. It is easily possible for similar patent applications to be routed to diametrically different Art Units with respect to allowance rates and average prosecution length. When dealing with computer innovations, for example, the difference can easily be between being routed to an Art Unit w... »

JD Supra

If IPR’s not Your Bag, Consider Ex Parte Re-examination

These days, we generally think about inter partes review as a first option to challenge patentability.  Rightly so.  But don’t forget about ex parte reexamination (“XPR”).  Even in the IPR era, patent challengers are still successfully using XPR to attack patents of suspect validity and even leveraging XPR results into wins in district courts. A case in point is Golden Eye Media USA, Inc. v. Troll... »

IP watchdog

Patent Procurement and Strategy for Business Success

To protect the inventions that are important to a company’s current and future success, the claims of the patents covering those inventions must accurately define the subject matter that is regarded as the invention and target the right infringers. Drafting claims that accurately define the subject matter that is regarded as the invention requires the crafting of claims to have metes and bounds th... »

Bold Patents

The Importance of a Thorough Search Before Applying for Your Patent

The Inventors Launchpad Network – Is proud to present Go Big and Go Bold℠, Co-Hosted by J.D. Houvener, Registered USPTO Patent Attorney of Bold Patents and Carmine Denisco, Managing Partner with Inventors Launchpad. His background in business and experience as an engineer and patent attorney empowers him to clearly communicate to a broad range of inventors about their immediate and long-term needs... »

Defense for Intellectual Property Holders

Source: BloombergQuint »

Defending Your Intellectual Property

Source: Springfield Technical Community College »

bold ip podcast

How to Protect and Patent My Idea?

The Inventors Launchpad Network – Is proud to present Go Big and Go Bold℠, Co-Hosted by J.D. Houvener, Registered USPTO Patent Attorney of Bold Patents and Carmine Denisco, Managing Partner with Inventors Launchpad. His background in business and experience as an engineer and patent attorney empowers him to clearly communicate to a broad range of inventors about their immediate and long-term needs... »

How to Protect Your IP Rights?

Source: LegalVision »

How to Resolve IP Disputes: An Alternative Approach

Source: IPOS »