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8 BIT Aleworks Appeal And Need to Seek Trademark Advice

Takeaway: This case highlights the importance of adequately preparing trademark applications and appeals. Always seek the assistance of an experienced intellectual property professional to deal with the USPTO.
Mar 01, 2018

Exmark v. Briggs And the Effect in Patent Damages

Takeaway: Reasonable royalty damages for patent infringement can be calculated as a percentage of a product’s sales price, but the damage award must be commensurate with the value of the improvement taught by the patent.
Feb 22, 2018

Google Awarded Attorney’s Fees in Patent Case Due to Standing Issue

Make sure that you have been transferred “all substantial rights” in a patent before you initiate a lawsuit. Receiving a license on the patent from a parent company is not enough, you must have rights to the patent directly from the entity that owns the patent itself.
Nov 28, 2017

DRK Photo v. McGraw-Hill

Takeaway: In the world of intellectual property licensing it is important to obtain the proper intellectual property interest in the works that you are licensing or you may not have standing to sue.
Oct 24, 2017