is a Partner with Withers Bergman. He focuses on intellectual property enforcement and defense, including court and administrative action – patent office proceedings (ex parte patent reexaminations, inter partes patent review, trademark oppositions) and ITC. Steven is also experienced in procurement, licensing, due diligence and counseling, involving diverse intellectual property issues including advertising compliance, anti-counterfeiting, copyrights, domain names, grey goods, patents (utility and design), privacy and data protection, trade dress, trade secrets and trademarks.
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As of the date of this publication, the US House of Representatives and the Senate have passed the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” as reconciled by the conference committee. Now that the President has signed the Republican tax bill into law, IP owners may find the tax bill will impact sales of certain intellectual property… Given that the Committee Bill directly contradicts itself with respect to the tax treatment of the sale of patents by taxpayers whose personal efforts created such property, it is unclear how this Bill will be implemented. It is unclear how gains or losses on a sale of self-created assets by a taxpayer who created a patent will be treated.