Patent and Literature Searches — In Context

Patent and Literature Searches — In Context

By Christopher McHattie “Is my idea worth pursuing?” That question can be more complex than it may first appear. For example, many ideas are great, but are they feasible, viable, protectable and non-infringing of existing rights? So, while “I have a great idea that will help people” is a great start, it’s just that, a Read more about Patent and Literature Searches — In Context[…]

12 Days of Intellectual Property Christmas

12 Days of Intellectual Property Christmas

  The McHattie Law Firm is uniquely equipped to deal with modern businesses’ most valuable asset — its intellectual property — and to manage it with a strategic legal approach in the US. From creation to licensing to sale, we stand ready, willing and able to serve your needs, developing strategies for your opportunities and Read more about 12 Days of Intellectual Property Christmas[…]

U.S. Supreme Court Hands Samsung a Win

U.S. Supreme Court Hands Samsung a Win

By Winifred E. Campbell On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Samsung Electronics as to the damages it owes to Apple in a design patent dispute that has been in the courts for years. The ruling potentially relieves Samsung of having to pay $399 million to Apple for patent Read more about U.S. Supreme Court Hands Samsung a Win[…]

Jaguar’s Exceptional Case and $2 Million in Fees

Jaguar’s Exceptional Case and $2 Million in Fees

By: Winifred E. Campbell and Christie McGuinness The name’s Bond, James Bond. Those iconic words bring to mind the names Sean Connery, Pierce Bronson, Daniel Craig and of course, Jaguar. No Bond movie is complete without a phenomenal Jaguar to go along with the car chase scene. Recently, Jaguar Land Rover North America (“Jaguar”) was Read more about Jaguar’s Exceptional Case and $2 Million in Fees[…]

Road Trip: South by Southwest 2016!

Road Trip: South by Southwest 2016!

Who’s going to SXSW in March? Are you an artist, a musician, an inventor, an IT guru? You are the innovators, the people who have ideas and are enthusiastic to introduce the world to who you are and what you are about. At the same time, you need to protect your creativity and to learn Read more about Road Trip: South by Southwest 2016![…]

The Importance of IP for Startups: Licensing Agreements

The Importance of IP for Startups: Licensing Agreements

The term “intellectual property” refers to intangible property such as art, music, literature, movies, inventions, designs, slogans and logos. Under IP law, you have the exclusive right to use or reproduce your work. In some cases, you may wish to allow others to use it. In order to maintain control over and protect your intellectual Read more about The Importance of IP for Startups: Licensing Agreements[…]

Three Steps Businesses Can Take to Protect Their Ideas

Three Steps Businesses Can Take to Protect Their Ideas

As your company grows, pitching the business becomes progressively important. Seeking investors, new clients, or even new personnel, an owner must frequently reveal details about the business to others. Idea theft is an ongoing worry for many of these owners who see themselves as having a gain by being at the head of the market. Read more about Three Steps Businesses Can Take to Protect Their Ideas[…]

Patent Wednesday: The Ole College Try

Patent Wednesday: The Ole College Try

March is an exciting month for colleges. The captivating national basketball tournaments are in full swing, students get to enjoy spring break, and long-lost academicians emerge from winter hibernation.  And, if you happen to study at Boston University, you can follow along as your school has assumed a plaintiff’s role in a patent infringement lawsuit. Read more about Patent Wednesday: The Ole College Try[…]

Patent Wednesday: Pfizer® Takes a Hit

Patent Wednesday: Pfizer® Takes a Hit

One of the more common drugs featured in recent television advertisements is Celebrex®, a painkiller manufactured by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer®.  Holding a patent on Celebrex® allows Pfizer® to exclusively make, use, sell, or offer to sell the drug.  The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted Pfizer® a “reissue” patent on the active ingredient Read more about Patent Wednesday: Pfizer® Takes a Hit[…]

Patent Wednesday: Revisiting Medtronic

Patent Wednesday: Revisiting Medtronic

If you own a patent, you enjoy the exclusive rights to make, use, sell, and offer for sale the underlying invention covered by that patent.  Imagine if you own a patent and you decide to license the use of it to another entity.  Then, the licensing entity embarks on an allegedly infringing activity.  Whose burden Read more about Patent Wednesday: Revisiting Medtronic[…]