On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court held in a unanimous decision that, even where the details of the invention are kept confidential, a commercial sale may place the invention “on sale” under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (“AIA”). Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.Continue reading
The U.S. Supreme Court recently held in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics that isolated gene sequences are not patent eligible because they are naturally occurring nucleic acids. This ruling brings new opportunities as well as new challenges to the biotech industry of which investors, inventors, and researchers need to be aware.Continue reading
Many trademark applicants are getting official looking notices from scam artists. These notices make it appear that the notice is from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Unless carefully examined these notices can fool just about anyone.Continue reading
The domain name business remains rough-and-tumble. Little consideration goes into the niceties of paying attention to trademark rights. If you have a federally registered trademark and don’t already have a corresponding domain name, chances are the domain name has already been grabbed. Someone is probably cybersquatting on your domain name right now. Continue reading
Is now the time to file that patent? A Q & A session with intellectual property attorney Dr. Charles Runyan of KEYT Law LLC.