Posted in: Patent – U.S. and Worldwide


Manufacturers Thrive by Leveraging Intellectual Property

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  “Not only do patents provide legal protection against competitive activity, but they also can help generate interest and investment in a company and serve to recognize inventors for their creativity,” writes Walter | Haverfield…

Four Patent Challenges for the Sole Inventor and Tips to Succeed

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  Patent applications worldwide have been on a steady rise in recent years, up by nearly eight percent in 2015, according to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). And here in the U.S., the number of applications…

Design Patents and Graphical User Interfaces

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  Design patents on graphical user interfaces (GUIs) are the fastest growing area in design patent applications at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Peter Hochberg explains why these are so important in an article which…

Patent and trademark registrations are on the rise; are your business assets protected?

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Without patents and trademarks, some of the most valuable business assets in the U.S. would be left unprotected and vulnerable to misappropriation. In Crain’s Cleveland Business, James Pingor, chair of our Intellectual Property group,…

Patent and Trademark Registrations on the Rise - Are your business assets protected?

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Let’s start with that oh-so-dreadful morning alarm on your iPhone®. That annoying sound forces you to get up from that oh-so-comfy Serta® mattress and sleepily walk to the kitchen to make that oh-so-delicious Starbucks® coffee. It’s…

Protecting Trademarks in the U.S. and Abroad - Registration is easy and inexpensive; provides numerous benefits

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If your business has a trademark but hasn't registered it, one of your most valuable assets could be at risk. A key challenge is that many businesses that use trademarks are not even aware that they can and should be registered. A trademark…

Will Chief Wahoo be around for another World Series? Latest related trademark battles could threaten longevity of controversial Indians icon

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As seen in Crain's Cleveland Business on November 15, 2016 No one would argue that the Cleveland Indians had a great run this past season. Thanks to their qualifying for the World Series, images of Chief Wahoo deluged our television screens,…