Recent IP News
ANALYZING DIAGNOSTIC DATA - WITHOUT SIGNIFICANTLY MORE - IS NOT PATENTABLE
The Federal Circuit has again nixed a diagnostic software patent in Genetic Technologies v. Merial.
DISPARAGING YOUR COMPETITOR'S PRODUCT CAN NARROW YOUR PATENT PROTECTION
Patents are supposed to be advances over past product designs. Therefore, patents often criticize or disparage past designs. Read more...
FOR CLINT EASTWOOD FANS AND MOVIE BUFFS
Clint Eastwood starred in the movie "Trouble with the Curve." It was a father-daughter baseball story. The copyright owners of a screenplay "Omaha" sued Warner Bros. Read more...
IS YOUR REPORT FORMAT PROTECTABLE AS TRADE DRESS?
We all create reports and we often do so with a format we developed over time. Can the format be protected against copying? Read more...
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