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Aug 04, 2018

New Supreme Court Ruling Changes Recoverable Damages in Patent Infringement Cases!

In a 7-2 decision, the United States Supreme Court has just ruled that a patent owner may recover lost foreign profits for infringement under 35 U.S.C. 271(f)(2).  This ruling rejects the Federal Court’s long standing exclusion of lost profits as a damage for foreign sales.  Patent Owners rejoice, Defendants can no longer claim an absolute prohibition against foreign damages when the patent owner proves infringement under §271(f)(2). WesternGeco LLC v. ION...
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Aug 02, 2018

What Happens After a Nonprovisional Patent Application is Filed?

One of the most common questions inventors and applicants have after determining whether to file a patent application, and what type, is what happens now after filing?  Well, here’s a good summary of that process.After a nonprovisional patent application is filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”), it will get assigned to a particular art unit in which the claimed invention falls under, and assigned to a particular examiner within that art unit where it is...
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Jul 22, 2018

Reasons to File a Trademark Application for Your Trademark!

If you use a word, term(s), combination of words, symbol, slogan, phrase, or even a shape of device, in connection with the sale of a good or service, you will be generally said to have “common law” trademark rights.  What do those rights give you?  Generally, those rights give you the ability exclude others from using the same or confusingly similar word, term(s), etc. in the geographic region in which you were selling said good or service.  So why file a trademark...
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Jun 05, 2018

Johnson Dalal rated by Super Lawyers as TOP Intellectual Property Law Firm

Managing Partner Mark Johnson has been evaluated and selected by SuperLawyers for the third consecutive year. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.  The team of lawyers at Johnson Dalal have consistently been recognized in the legal community as top...
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Mar 12, 2018

Johnson Dalal wins jury trial in Broward County

After vigorously litigating for over three years against a multi-million dollar corporation, where several depositions were conducted, several motions for summary judgment were heard,  an arbitration was conducted, and over a hundred hours of attorney time was spent, managing partner Abdul-Sumi Dalal secured a directed verdict in a jury trial in favor of the firm's corporate client.  The team at Johnson Dalal will protect you from all angles.Premiere...
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Feb 14, 2018

Johnson Dalal Proud Sponors of FAU TECH RUNWAY

The Team of Johnson Dalal was proud to sponsor FAU Tech Runway's event, "Meet the Angels" which took place Thursday February 8th in Boca Raton, Florida.  This event was designed to provide entrepreneurs with the opportunity to meet some of South Florida's major angel groups, investors and investment funds.Angel investors are investors who fund early-stage and startup companies in exchange for equity ownership interest. Successful companies like Uber, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook...
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