PTO Moving to E-Patents

March 21, 2023

Starting April 18, 2023, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) will shift to electronic patent issuance for utility, design, plant, and reissue patents. Official patent copies will be in PDF format...

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IoT and Its Legal Implications

April 30, 2019

The “Internet of things” (IoT) is the extension of internet connectivity into physical devices and everyday objects, from baby monitors to pacemakers, from toasters to televisions, from DVRs to printers, from thermostats...

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Imagine If You Could See the Beatles Again?!

April 08, 2019

What is it about human nature that we can’t get enough of a good thing? From nightly childhood readings of Goodnight Moon to binge watching West Wing for the second time, to wearing a college sweatshirt...

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Ground-Breaking California Consumer Privacy Law

April 02, 2019

On June 28, 2018, the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) was enacted, which represents a major shift in consumer protection and privacy.[1]  While the CCPA will not go into effect until January...

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Sound Trademarks: Heard, but not Seen

February 27, 2019

The common understanding of a trademark or service mark is it’s a word, phrase, symbol, or design used to indicate a source of goods or services, and used to distinguish from the...

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In the News: U.S. Copyright Office 2.0

February 09, 2019

The United States Copyright Office is reimaging itself—literally. Called the Copyright Office Modernization, this initiative is a multi-year effort to transform the Office’s information technology, including registration, recordation, access to public records and...

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