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Why Should A Person Apply For A Patent? Let Me Count The Reasons!

Posted on Jun 3, 2019 in News | 0 comments

At the outset, patents are valuable business assets. They may have different values or levels of value depending upon many factors. In order for a business to determine whether or not to go forward with the patent process, several factors need to be considered. Many businesses invest in their patent portfolio in order to protect their assets, deter...

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American Company Achieves Big Intellectual Property Win in China

Posted on Sep 11, 2017 in News | 0 comments

New Balance, the athletic shoe and apparel company based in Massachusetts, won a landmark victory in a trademark infringement case in China. Three Chinese shoemakers have been ordered by the Chinese IP Court in Beijing to pay 10 million yuan ($1.5 million US) to New Balance for infringing the slanted “N” logo.¬†This appears to be in tune with...

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THE SUPREME COURT SPEAKS

Posted on Sep 15, 2010 in News | 0 comments

THE SUPREME COURT SPEAKS At the end of November 2000, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decided the now infamous Festo Case. This case stated that a narrowing amendment to any claim limitation created an absolute bar to any equivalents for that claim limitation under the doctrine of equivalents. Thus, at least in relation to a patent where...

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Dominant Patents

Posted on Sep 15, 2010 in News | 0 comments

A DEFENDANT’S OWN PATENT MAY NOW BE USED AS EVIDENCE OF NON-INFRINGEMENT Contrary to popular belief, the fact that company Y patented its own product does not mean that the same product does not infringe the patent of company X. This is because of the nature of the patent grant itself. A patent affords the owner the right to exclude others from...

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