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Patenting Your ‘Product’

Posted by Steven Ross | Mar 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

“We want a patent on our new product.” It's often the case that a business will develop a new product and then contact a patent attorney interested in getting a patent on their “product.” While a patent covering one product–and only that product–has some value, a patent that covers the product–a...

Trade Secrets Protection and Start-Ups

Posted by Steven Ross | Mar 07, 2016 | 0 Comments

In the realm of intellectual property, trade secrets protection tends to be the most neglected category. Perhaps this comes from the fact that unlike patents, trademarks, and copyrights, trade secrets do not receive any type of official certificate from the government. They are often nebulous an...

Alice Through the Looking Glass

Posted by Steven Ross | Feb 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

The recent Supreme Court decision in Alice v. CLS Bank has left the patent world in a quandary regarding the patentability of software and computer-implemented inventions. As so often happens when the Supreme Court weighs in on patent law its decision raises more questions than it answers. Oddly...

Patents 101: Patentability, Novelty, and Obviousness

Posted by Steven Ross | Feb 05, 2016 | 0 Comments

Most who are at all familiar with the Patent system know that you can't secure a patent on something that is already known. That's common sense. Many are not aware, however, that the Patent Laws of the United States (and most other countries) require not only novelty (i.e., that the invention is...

Inter Partes Review: PTAB Must Explain Decision

Posted by Steven Ross | Feb 01, 2016 | 0 Comments

In its recent Cutsforth v. MotivePower decision, the Federal Circuit vacated a PTAB inter partes review (IPR) decision because the Board failed to explain its reasons for finding claims obvious. Cutsworth involved US Patent No. 7,990,018, which is directed to a removable brush holder that can be...


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