Trademark Rejections: Pandemic Edition

Disasters and protests tend to bring out opportunists who attempt to capitalize on a popular term or rallying cry.  This often ends in trademark applicants burning money on trademark applications that will likely end in both rejection by the United States Patent and...

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Current Blockchain Issues in Patent Law

Blockchain Patentability Background Since blockchain technology was created in 2008 by the founder of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, it has been difficult for the patent community to understand how to best handle blockchain innovations.  The algorithms and processes...

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Federal Appeals Court Awards Patent Rights in CRISPR Gene Editing Case to Harvard and Broad Institute Team, Likely Signaling the End to a 4-Year Protracted Patent Dispute

On September 10, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) handed down a long-awaited decision in a patent interference case pitting researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University’s Broad Institute against...

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