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Selecting, Clearing, and Protecting Your IP–a Top Priority for Startups, StartupSac

As a startup looking for financing and seed money, you not only need a game plan for protecting your intellectual property assets, but you also need to consider how you intend to market and sell your products/services. At this Greenberg Traurig and StartupSac-hosted event, we will discuss the various ways in which you can select, … Continue Reading

The Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine is On: Key Factors May Impact Patent Protection

The search for a vaccine for the COVID-19 strain of coronavirus has put the spotlight once again on the innovative pharmaceuticals sector.  As pharmaceutical companies and innovators across the globe work diligently on a vaccine, many of these companies may be looking to protect their innovation. While patents have many benefits, in the face of … Continue Reading

USPTO Announces Extensions Under CARES Act

On April 28, 2020, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced a new extension of certain submissions and fees under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). This announcement supersedes the previously announced extensions of March 31, 2020, and the notice of March 16, 2020. Read the full GT Alert … Continue Reading

Could Star Trek’s DATA Be a Patent Inventor?

Most of us know that DATA, the beloved android from Star Trek, The Next Generation, is an artificial intelligence (AI) life form from the distant future with a high capacity to problem solve and innovate. But, if DATA were present today and invented a new technology, could he be an inventor on a patent for … Continue Reading

Hong Kong Original Grant Patent (OGP) System to Launch Dec. 19

On Dec. 19, 2019, the Original Grant Patent (OGP) system will launch in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR). This new system will provide patent applicants an alternate path for seeking patent protection in Hong Kong SAR. The OGP system is a parallel process. The previously available routes for filing a patent application are still … Continue Reading

Singapore’s Revised Patent System Starts Jan. 1, 2020

The patent system in Singapore makes a revolutionary change starting Jan. 1, 2020. Patent applications filed in Singapore on or before Dec. 31, 2019, can still enjoy the current supplementary examination process (also known as the “foreign route”), if the applicant chooses. For these applications, there will be no substantive local examination, even if the … Continue Reading

Will Patent Sharing Organizations Boost Blockchain Innovation?

Companies across many different industries are starting to look toward blockchain technology as a way to conduct business more effectively, efficiently, and securely. As a result, there are new blockchain technology startups and strategic partnerships being established at break-neck speed. And, like any burgeoning industry, there seem to be new innovations introduced almost every day.… Continue Reading

James DeCarlo to Present on Patent Eligibility Determination in a Post-Alice World

On Thursday, June 29, Greenberg Traurig’s James DeCarlo will present “Patent Eligibility Determination in a Post-Alice World: Significant Updates & Developments” on a webinar hosted by The Knowledge Group.  The panel will discuss the important issues with respect to Patent Eligibility Determination in a Post-Alice landscape. Speakers will also present and analyze the recent trends … Continue Reading

How Startups Can Avoid Costly IP Mistakes

Most startup entrepreneurs spend a significant amount of time creating business plans, product development plans, marketing plans, etc. However, startups often neglect one of the most important aspects of planning — developing a plan for the company’s intellectual property (IP) to minimize risks to the company’s intangible assets. This oversight can be a critical mistake … Continue Reading

Patent Eligibility After ‘Alice’

Nearly every patent practitioner has been impacted by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International, 134 S.Ct. 2347 (2014). Alice applied the two-part eligibility test set forth in Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Labs, 132 S.Ct. 1289 (2014), i.e., is the claim directed to ineligible subject matter and, if so, … Continue Reading

USPTO Issues Subject Matter Eligibility Update with Examples for Life Sciences

Following the recent Supreme Court decisions in Alice Corp., Myriad, and Mayo which invalidated an array of claims under 35 U.S.C. § 101, patent subject matter eligibility has become a closely watched and debated issue. In its most recent attempt to decipher these decisions and apply them in patent examination, on May 4, 2016, the … Continue Reading

GCs Dust Off Resumes for Corner Office

Not often viewed as being on the short list for promotion, or perhaps already considered to have arrived at the top of their game, chief legal officers are unexpected candidates for the position of CEO in technology and other companies. Overarching responsibilities and involvement in critical matters afford them a thorough understanding of the business and … Continue Reading

Managing Your Patent Portfolio to Attract Investments

Excerpted from the author’s article published in VC List. To read the complete article, please click here. Patents can provide broad protection for invention and innovation. They can cover almost any novel aspect of a technology, including hardware, software, materials, and business methods. Many innovation developed by an emerging technology company can likely be patented, … Continue Reading
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