15 Tips for IP Attorneys to Manage Stress

Deadlines loom, trademarks need enforcement and a client is being accused of patent infringement. Stress is building up. You need that stress, it pushes you to survive and accomplish your goals. On the other hand, when you are drowning in stress it leaves you tired, anxious and possibly depressed. Your work suffers, which then leads [...]

By |2019-07-22T13:22:30+00:00May 1st, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

IP Industry Roundup: Week of April 25, 2019

Paypal Prepared for Ransomware Attacks Terrible ransomware attacks have brought businesses to their knees and devastated individuals. These viruses take over a computer or network, encrypting all data and holding it hostage. The only way for a business or individual to regain access to their computer and data, and therefore prevent leaking important private information, [...]

By |2019-04-29T11:06:11+00:00April 25th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

IP Industry Roundup: Week of April 18, 2019

In the War Against Piracy, Who Wins and Who Loses? Are internet pirates quaking in fear as new copyright laws and enforcement techniques are being implemented throughout the world? Europeans are still reeling over the passing of the Copyright Directive, but the protests and backlash are not slowing other nations down as they seek what [...]

By |2019-04-29T11:05:59+00:00April 18th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Cooperation and Community Among Patent Professionals

With World IP Day approaching, the international community of intellectual property professionals should be proud of the great work it has done. According to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), 2017 saw a whopping 3.2 million patents and 12.9 million trademarks filed, and we suspect that when the data comes in for 2018 the numbers [...]

By |2019-04-29T11:03:11+00:00April 16th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

IP Industry Roundup: Week of April 11, 2019

Facebook Might be Getting Creepier People are lifting their eyebrows at a new patent filed by Facebook. Facebook, never one to shy away from what some would call creepy, has filed a new patent that suggests the social network intends to use you to market to your friends. The new technology would automatically tag products [...]

By |2019-04-29T11:08:23+00:00April 11th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

IP Industry Roundup: Week of April 4, 2019

Ongoing Battle Oracle vs. Google Imagine a world in which the iPhone’s strongest competitor wasn’t Android, but the JavaPhone. According to the copyright owner of the Java platform, Oracle, this could have been a reality if Google had not infringed upon their copyright. The two tech giants have been embroiled in an IP War going [...]

By |2019-04-29T11:09:01+00:00April 4th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Filing in Tanzania? Better Have a Boat!

With the ease of access the Internet provides us, one might imagine that filing a patent should be easy no matter where you are. Sure, we all need help translating documents and understanding the different forms, but one would imagine that with someone helping us click all the right buttons a patent can be filed [...]

By |2019-04-29T07:56:09+00:00April 2nd, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

IP Industry Roundup: Week of March 28, 2019

EU Passes New Legislation Including ‘Meme Ban’ The European Union Parliament approved the controversial Copyright Directive on Tuesday, March 26. The updated Copyright Directive has added the divisive articles 11 and 13 to the EU’s law books. Article 11 states that “the reproduction of more than single words or very short extracts of a news [...]

By |2019-04-29T11:10:01+00:00March 28th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

IP Industry Roundup: Week of March 21, 2019

Apple and Qualcomm Continue to Exchange Blows In an IP War that some may consider a battle of who can be the worst, Qualcomm won a major US victory against their opponent Apple. The two companies were once partners in crime, working together in order to cut down competitors, but recent court cases have pitted [...]

By |2019-04-29T11:10:34+00:00March 21st, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Seems Silly? Put a Patent On It!

Intellectual property lawyers are often exposed to fascinating creative ideas and inventions. These ideas can cause excitement and wonder. Helping a project that may become the next big craze and/or might change the world is exhilarating, and one of the great joys of being an intellectual property lawyer. On the other hand, some cases can [...]

By |2019-04-29T07:41:49+00:00March 19th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments