With increasing frequency, scam artists are targeting trademark registrants with suspicious-looking “snail mail” asking the registrant to send
Does Your Patent Need a CIP?
When it comes to your patent application, you may have seen the terms “CIP,” “Continuation,” and “Divisional,” but what do they mean? How are they
Eyes Up! The Heavenly Palace is Falling!
The Chinese government recently announced that its first space station, Tiangong-1 (天宫一号 “Heavenly Palace 1”), is on a decaying orbit and unresponsive
The Road to Patent Registration – Part II
The road to patent registration can be long and confusing – especially for a first-time inventor. In Part I, we reviewed the first five steps: Step
The Road to Patent Registration – Part I
The road to patent registration can be long and confusing – especially for a first-time inventor. Below is Part I of a broad overview of the major
Are Patent Applications Secret?
What do you do if you have the next great idea but you are not sure if it is patentable? If you file a patent application, won’t it be available for
Taking Patent Litigation Out of Texas: The Supreme Court’s TC Heartland Decision
For the last two decades, patent holders – many of them “trolls” – have favored suing accused infringers in the Eastern District of Texas, even those
A Breath of Fresh Air
Last week, I had a refreshing and unusual telephone conversation with a patent examiner from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Patent vs Trademark
It’s not uncommon for us to get calls from prospective clients who want us to “patent their logo,” or otherwise incorrectly try to use intellectual