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Trade secrets – an alternative to patent protection (access required)

Trade secrets can be a valuable alternative to patent protection. While patents can offer strong protection, this protection only lasts a maximum of 20 years and only extends to what is covered by the claims. Moreover, everything in a patent ...

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File first, file fast and file often (access required)

For inventors, the clock is always ticking. The patent laws of the U.S. and other countries measure the patentability of an invention against prior art in the relevant technology. The prior art grows with time (including prior art that you ...

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The ABCs of Intellectual Property for the GP (access required)

Regardless of your practice area, at some point a client, a friend, or friend-of-a-friend will probably tell you they have a great idea, and start asking questions about what to do. While this article does not give you the answer ...

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DuPont can protect its trade secrets, wins largest verdict ever in Virginia (access required)

DuPont, the chemical giant, hopes to send a “landmark” message about respecting trade secrets with a historic $919.9-million Virginia verdict this month. A Richmond federal jury returned the award after an eight-week trial featuring claims of international industrial espionage involving ...

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Appeals court hears Rosetta Stone trademark case against Google (access required)

Language-learning company Rosetta Stone took on internet industry giant Google today, as a federal appeals court in Richmond heard argument in a case closely watched by online advertisers and the people who sell to them. Rosetta Stone says Google has ...

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Patent Lawyers Launch New IP Inn of Court (access required)

One lawyer’s desire to provide a proper Alexandria welcome to the massive federal patent office comes to fruition next month with the start of the Pauline Newman Intellectual Property American Inn of Court. Ronald W. Stern is not even a ...

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OK, who did the IP due diligence?

The entertainment rental company Netflix angered many longtime customers with a new pricing scheme a few weeks ago. This week, the company “apologized” by announcing it was splitting itself into two companies – one that would handle DVD rentals and ...

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Court Stays Patent Suit Pending Reexamination (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court will stay this patent lawsuit pending reexamination by the U.S. Patent and Trade Office of the patents-in-suit. Plaintiff JuxtaComm is the exclusive licensee of U.S. Patent No. 6,195,662. The ‘662 patent was issued in February ...

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Patent Claims Against AOL, Gannett Transferred (access required)

In this suit alleging infringement of two patents relating to computer network systems, a Richmond U.S. District Court grants defendant AOL’s and Gannett’s motions to transfer venue to the Southern District of New York, and to sever and transfer plaintiff’s ...

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