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
GIFs just became big business, and with money always come laws…
One of the primary requirements for trademark registration is that the mark is “Use in Commerce”, or that the mark was used in commerce in connection with a good or service for which it is being registered. The exact definition of the extent of “use” required was vague however.
This argument revolves around a basic premise of copyright law that says copyright protection is only offered for expressive content of work, not functional ideas or objects…
The important take-away from this case is first, the affirmation the Lanham Act can be applied extraterritorially. Second, the fact that the Lanham Act can reach into areas where other doctrines had previously barred relief, such as the “first-sale doctrine”.
Important…the notice requirement of this statute, requiring an employer to disclose these new immunity provisions whenever making someone sign an agreement limiting disclosure of information