IP Insights

Before this week's decision, trademarks like those for the Washington "Redskins" and a band called "the Slants" could not be federally registered. Read More »
Generally speaking, a sale of an invention more than a year prior to the filing of a patent application is prior art that can be used to invalidate a patent. Not only does this law apply to the sale of a physical product, but it applies to contractual agreements. Read More »
While all attention in the golf world this week is focused on The Masters and Augusta, Costco and Acushnet are in a fight of their own in U.S. District Court. Read More »
The USPTO has added some great new features to its PatentsView tool--a patent data tool that provides patent data and analysis in a visual form. Read More »
Congratulations to the winner of a brand new drone at this year's Manufacturing Matters! conference in Milwaukee on February 23. Read More »
If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, what do 46 patents a day get Apple? Apple, with it’s now nearly 19,000 US patents, is hoping they keep the competition away. Read More »
Unfortunately, Aztec Shops Ltd’s belief “that it will win” was not enough to win over the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) in order to secure a trademark registration. Read More »
A party not often associated with the NBA has the Bucks in its sights. Read More »