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Copyright, Patent, or Trademark: Which One Is Right for You?

  Intellectual property law is notoriously complicated, so it’s no wonder that the defining issues can be confusing. Intellectual property, in general, refers to ownership of goods that are intangible or that can’t be held – creations of the mind – and are, therefore, harder...
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Why You Need a Lawyer for Your Patent Application – The Benefits of Early IP Protection

Intellectual property – or IP – is a very complicated area of law. New ideas are typically protected in the form of patents, trade secrets, trademarks, and copyrights. While U.S. law allows for individuals to file patent applications themselves, it is advisable to retain the...
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“Write Once, Run Anywhere” – POS Patent Infringement Lawsuit Reversed on Appeal

In this POS patent infringement lawsuit, CardSoft sued VeriFone and others asserting infringement of its software patents. Both companies are in the point of sale (POS) industry that consumers recognize as credit card readers, and also the industry that Apple is seeking to gain...
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Incomplete Disclosures Lead to Unenforceable Patents: American Calcar, Inc. v. American Honda Motor Co.

On September 26, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a lower court’s findings that several patents asserted against Honda, were invalid as a result of inequitable conduct during prosecution. According to the Court’s findings, an eager...
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