Intellectual Property in a Digital World
In an increasingly interconnected and digital culture, the United States needs an intentional strategy of balancing intellectual property rights with other legal interests to ensure vibrant economic growth from innovation and creativity.
Trademark law protects commercial identities. Conflicts can arise when cultural words or symbols are appropriated by private actors for commercial purposes.
The Federal Circuit has decided a substantial body of cases concerning whether appellants have established, or failed to establish, sufficient injury in fact for Article III constitutional standing in appeals of inter partes reviews.
Although better known as the man who saved the world from Hitler, Winston Churchill also made important contributions to trademark law by pioneering the use of coexistence agreements.
In its recent annual report, the USPTO demonstrates its commitment to promoting the harmonization of international examination practices, using technology to improve office performance and accessibility to data, and streamlining the examination process.
The digital evolution raises complexities for safeguarding brand identity. Through strategic planning, constant vigilance, swift action, and effective messaging, it is possible to leverage IP enforcement into business growth.
Review the economic foundations of secondary considerations and blocking patents and examine how practitioners might analyze blocking patents in light of Federal Circuit guidance.
There are benefits to using open source software, including efficiency and cost savings, but also risks for those interested in simultaneously maintaining a competitive edge that necessitates exploiting the proprietary nature of the software.
A passionate supporter of artists’ intellectual property rights shares some of his experiences and wisdom as a leader in the industry.