IHOP v. IHOP: House of Pancakes Sues House of Prayer

On September 3, 2010, IHOP IP, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, the owner of various IHOP registered trademarks in the United States, sued the International House of Prayer …
5 years ago 7

Licensing Executives Society Announces 2010 Deals of Distinction™ Awards

In May 2009, Genzyme Corporation acquired the worldwide rights to a potential breakthrough treatment for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) along with three marketed oncology products from Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals. …
5 years ago 0

On the Record with Mark Lemley: The Presumption of Validity

On Friday, September 17, 2010, I had the opportunity to chat with Professor Mark Lemley, who is the William H. Neukom Professor at Stanford Law School and partner in …
5 years ago 15

Is It Time to Privatize the Patent Office?

Saying that Congress controls the Patent Office is something of a misstatement really. It would be far more accurate to say that Congress starves the Patent Office …
5 years ago 40

News, Notes and Announcements

In this edition of News, Notes & Announcements, the USPTO announces it has signed an agreement with the Russian Patent Office to act as an International Searching Authority; …
5 years ago 1

Breakthroughs & Abandonment: Patent Abandon Rate is a Reliable Measure of Speculative Portfolios

Abandons per action can be interpreted as a level of speculation in applications. Applications that have high abandon rates are highly speculative. Most of the inventions described …
5 years ago 10

LegalZoom and Washington State Reach Agreement Over Unauthorized Practice of Law

The State of Washington has just entered into an Assurance of Discontinuance with LegalZoom relating to charges that LegalZoom is engaging in the unauthorized practice of law. …
5 years ago 40

Increasing Web Site Traffic and Visibility

In order to increase your company’s visibility, internet traffic and ultimately search engine ranking for your website you have to implement some relatively simple Search Engine …
5 years ago 2

TiVo vs. Dish at the Federal Circuit: Examining TiVo’s Brief

Several weeks ago TiVo filed its brief in the matter of Tivo, Inc. v. EchoStar Corp., which will be heard en banc by the United States Court …
5 years ago 5

Don’t Copy My Blue Suede Shoes: Copyright Protection for Fashion Designs

The fashion industry claims it loses millions of dollars in revenue every year because of copycats buying one very expensive handbag or shoe or other item, deconstructing …
5 years ago 0

PTO Seeks to Incentivize Release of Humanitarian Technologies

On Monday, September 22, 2010, the United States Patent and Trademark Office announced via Federal Register Notice that the Office is considering pro-business strategies for incentivizing the development and …
5 years ago 5

IPWatchdog Social Networking Diva Presents at Association of Patent Law Firms Annual Meeting

The Association of Patent Law Firms (APLF) will present its 2010 Annual Meeting in Chicago from September 29 to October 1 at the Hyatt Regency. The event will bring together …
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