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September 2017

New Way to Raise Funding for that Great Idea!

Whether it is to manufacture or produce a product or create and engage in a widespread marketing or advertising campaign, old methods of raising funding and other capital through bank or personal loans is slowly fading for many inventors and small business.   Many contemporary methods to fund that great idea or product development include crowdfunding websites and applications such as Kickstarter, GoFundMe, Indiegogo, or Crowdrise.  Many inventors and businesses have found these crowdfunding means beneficial to accomplishing those funding goals, [...]

June 2017

Alert: United States Supreme Court agrees to decide whether “inter partes review” is constitutional

Alert: United States Supreme Court agrees to decide whether “inter partes review” is constitutional On Monday, June 12, 2017, the United States Supreme Court decided to rule on whether inter partes review violates the rights of patent owners.   Inter partes review, which is commonly used by tech companies, puts the power in an administrative law judge’s review to determine whether the United States Patent and Trademark Office erred in granting a patent.  Said another way, the fact that inter partes [...]

May 2017

Patent Infringement Venue – Watch where you File Your Patent Infringement Lawsuit!

Patent Infringement Venue – Watch where you File Your Patent Infringement Lawsuit!   On May 22, 2017, the United States Supreme Court, in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, changed the landscape regarding the venue, or judicial district, in which a patent infringement lawsuit can be filed.  Specifically, the defendant in this case was sued in the state of Delaware, despite it being incorporated and residing in the state of Indiana, simply because it shipped allegedly infringing products [...]