We evaluate its clients’ products to ensure they do not infringe patents held by others. During this process we perform an in-depth study of relevant patents within the specified field in order to assess scope of coverage, validity and enforceability.
Through our efforts, your company will have the utmost confidence that its new product does not infringe patents of others. If necessary, we will suggest alternative product features to alleviate infringement concerns.
Additionally, we assist clients in monetizing intellectual property rights, through enforcement and licensing.
Representative services relating to client counseling include:
- Patent infringement and validity opinions
- Right to Use evaluations
- Patent avoidance designs
- Licensing of intellectual property assets
The USPTO issued a memorandum on April 19, 2018 further clarifying the continually evolving USPTO subject matter eligibility guidance, addressing an update to the procedure in evaluating step 2B of the eligibility guidance, i.e. step 2 of the Alice/Mayo test....
On May 14, 2018, the Supreme Court handed down a decision striking down the federal prohibition on sports betting. This decision allows states to begin offering legal sports betting, in accordance with the state laws they develop…Professional leagues are trying to get in on the action as well.
Recently, with the aid of the much-discussed DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act), game developers have begun to use the law as another tool in their arsenal in combatting cheaters. The application of these laws however can be controversial.
With patent infringement suits frequently being filed in venues which would normally not be proper, but for long-arm statutes exercising personal jurisdiction, this recent ruling stands to have a significant impact.
While design patents are an important piece of intellectual property protection, the contours of damages that can be sought based on infringement of a design patent can be confusing and easily misunderstood. Below is an outline of what damages can be sought for infringement of a design patent.