Category Archives: Intellectual Property

UK Government guidance on Unitary Patent system in case there is no Brexit deal

Kluwer Patent bloggerThe UK Government issued guidance today on patent issues to allow businesses and citizens to understand what to do in a ‘no Brexit deal’ scenario. The so-called Technical Notice includes information about the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court, and explains that it is unclear whether the UP system will start before the Brexit date of 29 March 2019, ’with the start date being dependent on ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement by Germany’. This means, according to the notice, that ‘there are two different scenarios for the Unified Patent Court: The Unified Patent Court does not come into force. The UK has ratified the Unified Patent Court Agreement but ratification by Germany is still outstanding. If the Unified Patent Court is never fully ratified, the domestic legislation to bring it into force will never take effect in the UK. In this scenario, there will be no changes for UK and EU businesses at….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Curious collection of stories on "CBS Sunday Morning" on 23 September 2018

The cover story on Sandy Hook was sad: A battle currently pits parents still mourning the loss of their children in the Sandy Hook school shooting against purveyors of the most mean-spirited and outlandish of myths. Our Cover Story is reported by Tony Dokoupil Kurt Andersen was quoted in the piece, in turn quoting Patrick Moynihan:"As Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously said 30 years ago, many times, repeatedly, 'You're entitled to your own opinions but not to your own facts,'" said Kurt Andersen. "He was kind of joking back then. And we've come to this place where many, many, many millions of people feel absolutely entitled to their own facts."Although the details of the case against Alex Jones were not enumerated, Floyd Abrams was quoted:Floyd Abrams is a respected First Amendment lawyer, famed for defending The New York Times' publication of the Pentagon Papers. "This is a very tough case for Alex Jones to win," he….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Presenting on Intellectual Property Law at the Dorsch Memorial Branch Library in Monroe, MI on September 27, 2018.

Anticipate This! | Patent and Trademark Law Blog Join attorney Jacob Ward, an adjunct professor at the University of Toledo, College of Law, as he presents an informative program on the basics of intellectual property law including patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Mr. Ward is also a registered patent attorney. In this session you will gain insights on: · Trademarks; · Copyrights; · Trade Secrets; and · Patents/Inventions. Entrepreneurs, inventors, and business leaders interested in learning more about this important topic are encouraged to attend. This seminar is free and open to the public. Spaced is limited.  To register online for this special event, click here. View original post.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Breaking up is hard to do

Our September 2018 newsletter.  The article is on business relationships ending and how business owners can plan for them... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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3rd Annual Lansing Regional Seminar by Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional USPTO.

We had the honor of participating in the 3rd Annual Lansing Regional Seminar by the USPTO today, held at MSU Technologies in Lansing, Michigan. During the seminar, also had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Damian Porcari, the new Director of the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional USPTO. Was very impressed with Mr. Porcari and the guidance he and the other USPTO representatives provided to attendees at the seminar. The Midwest Regional USPTO is in good hands... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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