The Floss, Choreography and Copyright

January 12, 2019

Anita Redd recently filed two complaints for copyright infringement with the United States District Court for the Central District of California on behalf of her minor son, Russell Horning, that has captivated...

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Inventorship, Patents and the “Fair Sex”

December 21, 2018

It goes without saying that the world of patents in the United States is infused with discovery, from the creation of useful household gadgets to the invention of medical imaging technology. Such...

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San Diego IP Law Group and Biomimicry Launchpad 2019

December 11, 2018

San Diego IP Law Group LLP (“the Firm”) is committed to providing pro bono legal services and mentorship to non-profit organizations, student organizations, and fledgling innovators and entrepreneurs. We are especially pleased to announce...

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The “O” Argument

October 30, 2018

There is a legal presumption of validity and ownership for a United States federal trademark on the Principal Register, and a presumption of the brand owner’s exclusive right to use the mark...

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Patent Drawings: Capturing a Vision

October 13, 2018

Unlike the mandatory written description requirement for U.S. patents outlined in 35 U.S.C. § 112, drawings are only required when necessary for the understanding of the subject matter sought to be patented (35 U.S.C. § 113). While...

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SDIPLG Attorney Presents at Biomimicry Boot Camp

September 18, 2018

San Diego IP Law Group co-founder and patent attorney Trevor Coddington, Ph.D., presented “Intellectual Property Law for Startups,” to seminar participants at the Biomimicry Institute’s Accelerator Boot Camp that took place September...

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Non-Patent Patents

August 18, 2018

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has an interesting history of what might informally be called non-patent patents. That is, legal provisions, or grants, that protect patentable subject matter, but...

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Cocky Controversy in the Romance Realm

July 20, 2018

Self-published romance author Faleena Hopkins recently filed a lawsuit (Hop Hop Productions, Inc. et al v. Kneupper et al.) against parties who she claims infringed on her registered trademark (U.S. Trademark No. 54/478,36) of...

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