Intellectual Property Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 2

Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) February 13, 2014 – Many patents cover inventions that are improvements over existing devices (as opposed to completely new devices). Novice inventors and others new to the field of intellectual property often wonder whether a small improvement to a patented invention may ever receive patent protection of its own. But as a local intellectual property attorney explained, so-called “improvement inventions” actually constitute the majority of patents issued. Wholly new inventions are a relative rarity. “Most patents, by far, cover improvements to existing technology,” said Los Angeles patent attorney Pejman Yedidsion. “Pioneering inventions are not […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) February 4, 2014 – Patent applications that describe more than one invention may face challenges in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Inventors generally pursue separate patents for separate inventions. But when the inventions and their claims are closely related, the inventor may instead pursue a single patent with a single application. As a local patent prosecution attorney explains, that strategy is not always permitted by the USPTO. “When a USPTO patent examiner determines that a patent application contains claims defining two or more distinct inventions, the office may issue a restriction […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) January 31, 2014 – Business method patents have been around for a long time, but they have only recently been issued in large numbers. “From 1997 to 2007, the number of business method patents issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) increased from 1,000 to 11,000. Most of those patents were in the areas of finance and computer technology,” said Los Angeles patent attorney Jim Dawson. Some intellectual property experts are skeptical of the appropriateness of patenting methods of business. But for now, they represent important assets for many entities and […]


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David Landau & Associates, LLC (DLA) is excited to announce the expansion of its forensic accounting group to include a wider-breadth of services surrounding the litigation process. Fairfield, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) January 21, 2014 – David Landau & Associates, LLC (DLA) is excited to announce the expansion of its forensic accounting group to include a wider-breadth of services surrounding the litigation process.  David Landau, the firm’s Founder & CEO, will lead the newly formed Forensic Accounting & Litigation Support practice, which will now operate as its own service line. DLA has been providing forensic accounting and certain litigation offerings […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 29, 2013 – “Post grant review” is a patent procedure created under the America Invents Act (AIA) of 2011. A post grant review is a process by which a person challenges one or more claims of an issued patent as being unpatentable. Together with inter-partes review, post grant reviews replace the pre-AIA claim challenge process known as inter-partes re-examination. “It is very important for our clients to understand what a post grant review entails, how to avoid it, and how to respond to it,” said Simi Valley patent lawyer Jim Dawson. “Any patent, […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 21, 2013 – Under the “first-inventor-to-file” patent system created by the America Invents Act (AIA) of 2011, an increasing number of inventors are encouraged to file provisional patent applications. A local intellectual property attorney says that because filing a provisional application secures a priority date with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the process is likely to be employed far more than it was under the nation’s former—pre-AIA “first to invent” patent system. “Provisional applications are more important than ever under the “first to file” regime of the America Invents Act,” […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) September 27, 2013 – McRo, Inc., a pioneering, privately held visual effects company announced today that it has entered into a settlement agreement with THQ, Inc. (“THQI”). THQI is one of the 25 top gaming companies* named in actions brought on behalf of McRo, the Marina Del Rey based firm that provides 3D computer graphics and other services to the entertainment industry. McRo’s legal team at the international law firm, Mishcon de Reya New York LLP, filed complaints in California and Delaware courts for infringement of United States Patent Nos. 6,307,576 and 6,611,278, both […]


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Seal Beach, CA (Law Firm Newswire) July 18, 2013 — Attorney Rachel Simon is returning to Seal Beach with a new boutique law firm focusing on tax, business and non-profit entity planning, and estate planning. “The new firm provides an opportunity to offer exceptional legal advice and unrivaled client service at more reasonable rates than those offered by traditional large firms”, said Simon. Ms. Simon was most recently a partner in the Huntington Beach office of Wasson & Simon, LLP, where she advised clients on various business and tax law matters. Her experience includes representing clients in acquisitions, reorganizations, and […]


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This is the first in a series of articles delivering practical knowledge to international businesses on how to protect capital investments made abroad and what recourse is available when these investments are jeopardized. Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 13, 2013 – Your company is international in scope. You conduct business abroad, enter into international business transactions, and make investments in foreign countries. You understand that there are many risks to doing business abroad, especially in developing countries where the legal and political landscape can change quickly. Perhaps you believe that there is nothing to be done about these […]


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New Kessler Survey finds that 95% of employees steal from employers, up from 79% in Kessler’s 1999 study. New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) April 29, 2013 – An anonymous survey conducted by Kessler International of 500 company employees in varying retail and service industries found that employees are more likely to steal from their employer than their customers. The theft comes in the form of stolen time, theft of office supplies and equipment, theft and sale of corporate secrets and even the theft of the products and services offered by their own employers. The startling uptick in theft was […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) January 7, 2013 – Joshpe Law Group LLP represented Roboinvest, Inc., an innovative online trading and investing company with a focus on social networking, in its merger with Pennaluna & Company Inc., one of the oldest broker-dealers in the country. Roboinvest merged with Pennaluna, an Idaho-based company, in exchange for equity. Roboinvest’s CEO, Michael Giles, has joined the executive management team of Pennaluna and the board of directors. Roboinvest allows traders and investors to follow each other, to see their trades in real-time, and to assess profits or loss. It is currently integrated with […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) November 14, 2012 – Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson, LLP (“AGMB”) is excited to announce that Eric B. Post has joined the firm as partner in its Litigation Practice Group, working in the firm’s New York office. Prior to becoming a partner at AGMB, Mr. Post was a litigation associate at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP. Mr. Post brings to AGMB 13 years of experience handling complex commercial litigation and dispute resolution for large corporations in federal and state courts and in arbitration. Mr. Post’s extensive experience handling high-stakes litigation for corporate clients includes cases […]


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San Diego, CA (Law Firm Newswire) July 20, 2012 – Business attorney, Ron Naves – of The Naves Law Office PC – has recently been awarded the Community Leadership Award for 2012 from the North San Diego County Chamber of Commerce. The event was held in Rancho Bernardo and attended by over 200 community leaders. The award itself was presented to “Coach Naves” by Dr. Sharon M. Lightner, the Dean of the College of Business Administration at California State University San Marcos. The Chamber of Commerce recognized the extraordinary efforts of Mr. Naves in volunteering his time and skills to […]


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Provides pre-claim and risk mitigation consultation for small firms and solo practitioners Lisle, IL (Law Firm Newswire) May 16, 2012 – In an era of complex litigation, advice and counsel before a potential claim arises goes a long way towards mitigating risk. As part of its value-added services to lawyers’ professional liability customers, AmerInst Professional Services, Ltd. and A. M. Best “A” rated insurance carrier, United States Fire Insurance Company (part of Crum & Forster insurance group), have launched a new hotline that allows policyholders to seek advice prior to submitting a claim. This is one of an array of […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) April 30, 2012 – A substantial amount of money may soon be tendered to pay for the outstanding claims made by recording artists for monies owed to them from digital sales of their music. Sony BMG has agreed to a settlement of $7.95 million for musicians such as Cheap Trick, The Allman Brothers, and The Youngbloods along with thousands of other class members. This deal will also give a 3 percent increase to their artists’ royalty rates for digital income. “The courts have determined that digital downloads should be recognized as a license, not […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) April 23, 2012 – A poster to promote a law school’s annual symposium has caused quite a stir recently. The University of Pennsylvania’s Intellectual Property Group used Louis Vuitton’s famous logo and colors to graphically depict the symposium on IP issues in fashion law. The symposium discussed intellectual property rights, the Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act, and exceptions to liability for dilution such as a parody. They used Louis Vuitton’s four-leaf flower, curved beige diamonds with a star inset, and color scheme but replaced the LV initials with TM. Louis Vuitton’s trademark […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 27, 2012 – It is toy robots versus tablet computers in the latest trademark litigation in California. Hasbro is vigilantly defending its Transformers line of toys and spinoff TV series, books and multimillion dollar films against Asus, the consumer electronics maker, and its Eee Pad Transformer Prime Tablet. Hasbro claims that Asus is taking away millions of dollars it has invested in Transformers since the 1980s. “The lawsuit will be interesting to watch as the court will determine the strength of the company’s trademark and trademark infringement must show that consumers are likely […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) February 14, 2012 – The Atlanta Braves’ owners, the Atlanta National League Baseball Club (ANLBC), are in negotiations with the Walt Disney Company over an upcoming summer movie title. The Walt Disney Company and Pixar first started out calling its movie “The Bear and the Bow”, but is now calling it “Brave”. The movie is about an archer who must stop a curse before it unleashes chaos in the kingdom she lives in. The ANLBC says that fans will likely confuse the movie with the Atlanta Braves baseball team. They state that the singular […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) January 26, 2012 – The California Resale Royalty Act entitles artists to be paid five percent of the resale price of their artwork when it is sold in California or by any seller that resides in the state. This includes when property changes hands that encompasses artwork such as a hotel, restaurant, corporate center, or retail store. As such, three class action lawsuits are underway as artists allege that Sotheby’s, Christie’s, and eBay have failed to pay these royalties. “Many artists do not know this law and are confused by the complexities of it,” […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 14, 2011 – Concert backdrops are a big, expensive element to a musician or band’s live concert. Backdrops set the mood of the concert and can be ingrained in the concertgoer’s memory as a big part of the night. From trick lighting elements to fire and pyrotechnics, graphics and props, concert backdrops are a big business. “When musicians enlist the works of others to showcase art, graphics, or videos they must sign appropriate agreements so that copyright laws are upheld,” said Los Angeles copyright attorney Anthony Spotora, of Spotora & Associates, P.C. A […]


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